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India Adds 8.4 Million GSM Mobile Subscribers in January

Feb. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Following is the table showing India’s January GSM mobile phone subscriber growth as per the Cellular Operators Association of India.

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                       Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.
Operator               2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
======================================================================
                    ------------------------- MoM% ------------------
Total*                1.32%   1.19%   1.07%   1.15%   1.07%   0.88%
  Bharti Airtel       0.74%   0.55%   0.55%   0.55%   0.54%   0.67%
  Vodafone Essar      0.58%   0.62%   0.63%   0.64%   0.59%   0.79%
  IDEA                1.64%   2.30%   2.13%   1.64%   1.77%   2.42%
  BSNL                0.93%   0.46%   0.61%   0.56%   0.50%   0.43%
  Aircel              1.33%   1.13%   1.12%   0.82%   1.02%   1.03%
  Uninor              6.86%   6.22%   5.76%   8.99%   6.91%   1.28%
  MTNL                0.92%   0.83%   0.63%   0.66%   0.58%   0.63%
  Loop Mobile         0.32%   0.39%   0.40%   0.44%   0.47%   0.60%
  Videocon            7.46%  -0.68%  -9.69%  -3.20%  -1.77%  -9.27%
==============================================================================
                       Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug. Market
Operator               2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011 Share %
==============================================================================
  STel               -3.36%  -0.39%   0.62%   1.28%   1.82%  -1.92%
  Etisalat            1.35%   3.68%   2.84%   3.33%   2.59%   3.72%
                    ----------- MoM Level Change (million) --------
Total*                 8.44    7.55    6.68    7.12    6.53    5.34     n/a
  Bharti Airtel        1.30    0.96    0.96    0.95    0.94    1.15     n/a
  Vodafone Essar       0.86    0.91    0.93    0.92    0.85    1.13     n/a
  IDEA                 1.75    2.39    2.17    1.64    1.74    2.33     n/a
  BSNL                 0.86    0.42    0.56    0.51    0.45    0.39     n/a
  Aircel               0.82    0.69    0.67    0.49    0.60    0.60     n/a
  Uninor               2.49    2.12    1.86    2.67    1.92    0.35     n/a
  MTNL                 0.05    0.04    0.03    0.03    0.03    0.03     n/a
  Loop Mobile          0.01    0.01    0.01    0.01    0.01    0.02     n/a
  Videocon             0.41   -0.04   -0.59   -0.20   -0.11   -0.65     n/a
  STel                -0.12   -0.01    0.02    0.04    0.06   -0.07     n/a
  Etisalat             0.02    0.06    0.04    0.05    0.04    0.05     n/a
                    ---------------- Level (million) --------------
Total*               648.08  639.64  632.08  625.41  618.28  611.76
==============================================================================
                       Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.  Market
Operator               2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011  Share %
==============================================================================
                    ---------------- Level (million) --------------
  Bharti Airtel      176.95  175.65  174.69  173.73  172.78  171.85   27.30%
  Vodafone Essar     148.60  147.75  146.84  145.92  144.99  144.14   22.93%
  IDEA               108.13  106.38  103.99  101.82  100.18   98.44   16.68%
  BSNL                93.43   92.57   92.14   91.58   91.07   90.62   14.42%
  Aircel              62.46   61.64   60.96   60.28   59.79   59.19    9.64%
  Uninor              38.80   36.31   34.18   32.32   29.65   27.74    5.99%
  MTNL                 5.49    5.44    5.40    5.36    5.33    5.30    0.85%
  Loop Mobile          3.25    3.24    3.22    3.21    3.20    3.18    0.50%
  Videocon             5.85    5.44    5.48    6.07    6.27    6.38    0.90%
  STel                 3.43    3.55    3.56    3.54    3.50    3.43    0.53%
  Etisalat             1.69    1.67    1.61    1.57    1.52    1.48    0.26%
==============================================================================

Note: *Numbers for Tata and Reliance are not included.

Source: Cellular Operators Association of India.

To contact the reporter on this story: Manish Modi in New Delhi at mmodi6@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Marco Babic at mbabic@bloomberg.net.

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