GSM operators add 4.32 mn rural users in March

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on April 29, 2014 Published on April 29, 2014

India’s GSM operators added a total of 4.32 million rural users in March, a 1.49 per cent increase from the previous month, taking the total user base to 294.58 million.

Bharti Airtel, the country’s largest operator by revenue and subscribers, also topped in the rural user base with a total of 93.76 million users. Circle-wise, Uttar Pradesh (East) recorded the maximum of 31.01 million rural users, according to data released by the GSM operators’ body the Cellular Operators’ Association of India (COAI).

Idea Cellular added the maximum number of 1.52 million users during the month. The Aditya Birla group company had added the maximum number of rural users of 1.95 million in February. Circle-wise, Uttar Pradesh (East) added the maximum of 9,18,319 users during the month, COAI said in a statement.

Published on April 29, 2014
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