The month of February turned out to be quite positive for Indian Telecom, with GSM operators adding 9.18 mn users in the month. This has taken the total count to 277.11 mn. In percentage terms, the industry clocked a healthy growth rate of 3.43%.
Getting into specifics, here is how some operators contributed to the figure (additions and growth rate):
- Airtel: 2.7 mn @ 3.09%
- Vodafone: 2.58 mn @ 4.07%
- BSNL: 1.5mn
- Idea: 1.5mn
- Aircel: 0.7mn @ 4.27%
We Say: Going by the figures, nothing seems to be obstructing the growth of Indian Telecom, making it even more lucrative to more giants. However, we hope to see this growth accompanied by a simultaneous growth/ improvement in the management and service quality.
Until and unless Mobile Number Portability comes, the growth in subscribers will not be accompanied by a simultaneous growth/improvement in the management and service quality!!!
Almost all operators are too busy introducing lucrative offers and schemes to increase their user base but are not caring a bit about the rapidly degrading service quality!!!