The GSM mobile subscribers' base in the country increased by 6.3 million in October to reach 739.44 million, industry body COAI said on Monday, indicating a 0.86 percent groth. The total number of GSM users stood at 733.1 million at the end of September, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said.
Country's top operator Bharti Airtel added 2.77 million new subscribers (also the highest additions in the period) in October to take its number to 237.98 million with a market share of 32.18 percent.
Vodafone added 1.306 million users and its base increased to 189.48 million with a market share of 25.62 percent whereas Idea Cellular added 724,000 lakh new subscribers to take its base to 167.29 million with 22.62 percent share.
The COAI report added that the maximum subscribers in any circle were for Uttar Pradesh (East), which had 65.14 million. The circle with the most additions in October was Rajasthan, with 0.74 million.
Written with inputs from PTI