The telecom rally doesn’t seem to slow down – as per COAI’s (Cellular Operators’ Association of India) latest numbers, GSM operators witnessed 8 million subscription in the month of October:
- The total number of GSM users stands at 242 million
- Airtel leads the market with 80 million subs
- BSNL’s share declined to 16.5 per cent [source]
Indian telcos added 10 million subscribers in the month of September. What’s interesting to note is that 30% of new users come from rural India – signs of strong and sustainable growth.
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