The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) the non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organisation has brought out the GSM Cellular subscriber figures for May 2012 that says that at present has around 677.85 million GSM users across the country.
It’s an interesting to note that UP has added 1,441,238 subscribers in a month alone (May 2012). The least was added by Chennai, only 22,085.
States of Kerala, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Andaman & Nicobar Islands, better known as the B circle, are the fastest growing. Barring February 2012, where A circle comprising of the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, grew by 1.31 per cent MoM, B circle has been growing at an average of 1.23 per cent monthly. It forms 46.08 per cent of the total additions made in May 2012.