Mobile subscriber base is estimated to have reached 97.54 crores in November with net addition of 83.3 lakh new customers, as per industry body COAI.
"As per the data, India's private telecom service providers have a total of 975.40 million subscribers. The data also includes the figures of Reliance Jio Infocomm and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) by the end of October 2017," the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) on Thursday said in a statement.
As per data released by COAI, Bharti Airtel held the top position with 29.68 percent market share and added another 40.4 lakh subscribers during November, taking its total subscriber base to 28.95 crores.
Airtel also led the subscribers growth with net addition of 43.4 lakh customers, followed by Idea which added 32 lakh customers and Vodafone with 27 lakh net customer addition.
The COAI data showed UP (East) circle remained at the top with total 8.49 crore subscribers, while Maharashtra remained at second position with a total of 8.15 crore mobile subscribers.