The economic slowdown hasn’t affected the Indian telecom industry much, quite evident by the above mentioned numbers. Against 7.62 million users being added in November, December witnessed a healthy growth in these numbers – with 8.12 million users being added. This converts into a growth rate of 3.25%, which is marginally lower than the same clocked in the previous month – 3.32%. Here are the specifics of how each operator contributed to this growth:
- Airtel: 2.7 million
- Vodafone: 2 million
- Idea: 1 million
- BPL Mobile: 65 thousand
- BSNL:8 lakh
At the end of December, the strength of the total user base (GSM) stands at 258 million, with Bharti Airtel leading the market with its 33.22% market share. The operator is followed by Vodafone at 23.63% share of the GSM market. The month saw all operators clocking positive growth, with the exception of BPL which saw its additions go into the red.
Kaushik Roy says
airtel is now leading but vodafone will probably overtake airtel in next 3 years
Rohan Kamath says
3 years is a long time Kaushik. Vodafone could take the first position well before that.
bharat khanna says
for that vodafone would have to stay in india….by the track record …orange—hutch—vodafone…i doubt by next year we might have some other name in its place
i would definatly want airtel or reliance to be in lead .