India’s August Wireless Phone Subscribers Growth

Following is the table showing India’s August mobile phone subscriber growth as per the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.

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                           Aug.    July    June     May   April   March    Feb.
Operator                   2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
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                        ------------------------- MoM% ------------------------
Total                     0.86%   0.78%   1.36%   1.61%   1.89%   2.55%   2.62%
  Vodafone                0.79%   1.05%   1.50%   1.79%   1.79%   2.79%   2.79%
  Loop Mobile             0.60%   0.40%   0.63%   0.49%   0.69%   0.48%   0.56%
  Idea                    2.42%   1.05%   1.44%   1.96%   2.74%   3.11%   2.98%
  Bharti Airtel           0.67%   0.89%   1.27%   1.49%   1.49%   2.02%   2.06%
  Reliance                0.88%   1.06%   1.49%   1.81%   2.17%   2.68%   2.56%
  HFCL Infotel            2.30%   0.67%  -2.47%  -1.97%   0.11%   5.77%   8.08%
  Sistema                 4.71%   4.55%   4.72%  15.07%  15.15%  17.13%  13.19%
  Tata Teleservices       0.27%  -2.94%   5.20%   6.18%   6.57%   8.27%   9.36%
  Aircel                  1.03%   1.05%   6.49%   5.69%   5.79%   7.84%   5.38%
  Stel                   -1.92%   5.54%   4.78%   5.47%   6.41%   4.77%     n/a
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                           Aug.    July    June     May   April   March    Feb.
Operator                   2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
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                        ------------------------- MoM% ------------------------
  Uninor                  1.28%   4.02%   3.72%   4.71%   6.37%   5.63%     n/a
  Videocon               -9.27%  -1.33%   1.07%  -2.57%   1.89%     n/a     n/a
  Etisalat                3.72%   4.86%   4.56%   7.82%  24.49%     n/a     n/a
  MTNL                    0.55%   0.47%   0.92%   1.17%   1.71%   1.24%   0.37%
  BSNL                    0.28%   1.52%   3.58%   3.42%   2.27%   1.15%   2.53%
                        -------------- MoM Level Change (million) -------------
Total                      7.34    6.67   11.41   13.35   15.34   20.21   20.20
  Vodafone                 1.13    1.49    2.09    2.45    2.41    3.65    3.56
  Loop Mobile              0.02    0.01    0.02    0.02    0.02    0.01    0.02
  Idea                     2.33    1.00    1.35    1.80    2.45    2.70    2.51
  Bharti Airtel            1.15    1.51    2.12    2.45    2.41    3.20    3.20
  Reliance                 1.28    1.52    2.10    2.50    2.94    3.54    3.31
  HFCL Infotel             0.03    0.01   -0.04   -0.03    0.00    0.08    0.10
  Sistema                  0.58    0.53    0.49    0.60    0.58    0.44    0.52
  Tata Teleservices        0.24   -2.68    0.22    0.39    1.25    1.48    1.60
  Aircel                   0.60    0.61    0.92    1.11    1.11    1.34    1.67
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                           Aug.    July    June     May   April   March    Feb.
Operator                   2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
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                        -------------- MoM Level Change (million) -------------
  Stel                    -0.07    0.18    0.15    0.16    0.18    0.13    0.18
  Uninor                   0.35    1.06    0.94    1.14    1.45    1.21    1.27
  Videocon                -0.65   -0.10    0.08   -0.19    0.13    0.54    0.55
  Etisalat                 0.05    0.07    0.06    0.09    0.24    0.32    0.20
  MTNL                     0.03    0.03    0.00    0.03    0.00    0.02    0.02
  BSNL                     0.26    1.42    0.90    0.82    0.17    1.52    1.49
                       --------------------- Level (million) ------------------
Total                    865.71  858.37  851.70  840.28  826.93  811.59  791.38
  Vodafone               144.14  143.01  141.52  139.43  136.98  134.57  130.92
  Loop Mobile              3.18    3.16    3.15    3.13    3.12    3.09    3.08
  Idea                    98.44   96.11   95.11   93.75   91.95   89.50   86.80
  Bharti Airtel          171.85  170.70  169.19  167.07  164.61  162.20  159.00
  Reliance               146.07  144.79  143.27  141.16  138.66  135.72  132.18
  HFCL Infotel             1.45    1.41    1.40    1.44    1.47    1.47    1.39
  Sistema                 12.84   12.26   11.73   11.23   10.64   10.06    9.61
  Tata Teleservices       88.56   88.32   90.99   90.77   90.38   89.14   87.65
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                           Aug.    July    June     May   April   March    Feb.
Operator                   2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
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                       --------------------- Level (million) ------------------
  Aircel                  59.19   58.59   57.98   57.06   55.95   54.84   53.50
  Stel                     3.43    3.50    3.32    3.17    3.00    2.82    2.69
  Uninor                  27.74   27.39   26.33   25.39   24.24   22.79   21.58
  Videocon                 6.38    7.03    7.13    7.05    7.24    7.11    6.56
  Etisalat                 1.48    1.42    1.36    1.30    1.21    0.97    0.65
  MTNL                     5.56    5.52    5.50    5.50    5.47    5.47    5.45
  BSNL                    95.41   95.15   93.73   92.83   92.01   91.83   90.31
                       -------------------- Market Share (%) ------------------
  Vodafone               16.65%  16.66%  16.62%  16.59%  16.56%  16.58%  16.54%
  Loop Mobile             0.37%   0.37%   0.37%   0.37%   0.38%   0.38%   0.39%
  Idea                   11.37%  11.20%  11.17%  11.16%  11.12%  11.03%  10.97%
  Bharti Airtel          19.85%  19.89%  19.86%  19.88%  19.91%  19.99%  20.09%
  Reliance               16.87%  16.87%  16.82%  16.80%  16.77%  16.72%  16.70%
  HFCL Infotel            0.17%   0.16%   0.16%   0.17%   0.18%   0.18%   0.18%
  Sistema                 1.48%   1.43%   1.38%   1.34%   1.29%   1.24%   1.21%
  Tata Teleservices      10.23%  10.29%  10.68%  10.80%  10.93%  10.98%  11.08%
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                           Aug.    July    June     May   April   March    Feb.
Operator                   2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
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                       -------------------- Market Share (%) ------------------
  Aircel                  6.84%   6.83%   6.81%   6.79%   6.77%   6.76%   6.76%
  Stel                    0.40%   0.41%   0.39%   0.38%   0.36%   0.35%   0.34%
  Uninor                  3.20%   3.19%   3.09%   3.02%   2.93%   2.81%   2.73%
  Videocon                0.74%   0.82%   0.84%   0.84%   0.88%   0.88%   0.83%
  Etisalat                0.17%   0.17%   0.16%   0.15%   0.15%   0.12%   0.08%
  MTNL                    0.64%   0.64%   0.65%   0.65%   0.66%   0.67%   0.69%
  BSNL                   11.02%  11.08%  11.00%  11.05%  11.13%  11.32%  11.41%
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Source: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.

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