India’s GSM subscriber base grew by 1.08 per cent in May, adding 7.27 million mobile phone users, with Bharti Airtel alone signing up over 2.01 million customers, according to data released by Cellular Operators Association of India.
The total number of GSM subscribers in the country crossed 677.85 million as against 670.57 million in April. Airtel currently has 185 million subscribers. Idea Cellular followed Airtel by adding 1.8 million subscribers for a total of 116 million subscribers.
Uninor, which stands to lose all its 22 licences cancelled following the SC ruling this year, added 1.5m subscribers to take its subscriber count to 45m.