Bharti Airtel continues to top the chart in net additions with 2.56m new subscribers followed by Vodafone India which added 1.73m. Idea Cellular added 1.05m customers [does not include Spice communications].
BSNL saw a big slowdown in subscriber additions with mere 0.37m new additions. Aircel added 0.43m. At the end of June-08, India had 212.14m GSM mobile subscribers.
Subscriber numbers of various GSM cellular service providers in India [June-08],
- Bharti Airtel – 69.38m
- Vodafone India – 49.20m
- BSNL – 37.36m
- Idea Cellular – 27.19m
- Reliance GSM – 7.71m [May-08]
- Spice – 4.55m
- MTNL – 3.44m
Will the net additions in mobile space slowdown with rising inflation and slowing Indian economy ?