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India Adds 8.8 Million GSM Mobile Subscribers in Feb.

March 22 (Bloomberg) -- Following is the table showing India’s February GSM mobile phone subscriber growth as per the Cellular Operators Association of India.

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                       Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.
Operator               2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2011
======================================================================
                    ------------------------- MoM% ------------------
Total*                1.35%   1.32%   1.19%   1.07%   1.15%   1.07%
  Bharti Airtel       1.03%   0.74%   0.55%   0.55%   0.55%   0.54%
  Vodafone Essar      0.56%   0.58%   0.62%   0.63%   0.64%   0.59%
  IDEA                2.39%   1.64%   2.30%   2.13%   1.64%   1.77%
  BSNL                0.00%   0.93%   0.46%   0.61%   0.56%   0.50%
  Aircel              1.27%   1.33%   1.13%   1.12%   0.82%   1.02%
  Uninor              6.04%   6.86%   6.22%   5.76%   8.99%   6.91%
  MTNL                0.71%   0.92%   0.83%   0.63%   0.66%   0.58%
  Loop Mobile         0.35%   0.32%   0.39%   0.40%   0.44%   0.47%
  Videocon            5.97%   7.46%  -0.68%  -9.69%  -3.20%  -1.77%
==============================================================================
                       Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.  Market 
Operator               2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2011  Share %
==============================================================================
  STel                0.00%  -3.36%  -0.39%   0.62%   1.28%   1.82%
  Etisalat            0.00%   1.35%   3.68%   2.84%   3.33%   2.59%
                    ----------- MoM Level Change (million) --------
Total*                 8.78    8.44    7.55    6.68    7.12    6.53      n/a
  Bharti Airtel        1.82    1.30    0.96    0.96    0.95    0.94      n/a
  Vodafone Essar       0.84    0.86    0.91    0.93    0.92    0.85      n/a
  IDEA                 2.58    1.75    2.39    2.17    1.64    1.74      n/a
  BSNL                 0.00    0.86    0.42    0.56    0.51    0.45      n/a
  Aircel               0.79    0.82    0.69    0.67    0.49    0.60      n/a
  Uninor               2.34    2.49    2.12    1.86    2.67    1.92      n/a
  MTNL                 0.04    0.05    0.04    0.03    0.03    0.03      n/a
  Loop Mobile          0.01    0.01    0.01    0.01    0.01    0.01      n/a
  Videocon             0.35    0.41   -0.04   -0.59   -0.20   -0.11      n/a
  STel                 0.00   -0.12   -0.01    0.02    0.04    0.06      n/a
  Etisalat             0.00    0.02    0.06    0.04    0.05    0.04      n/a
                    ---------------- Level (million) --------------
Total*             656.86  648.08  639.64  632.08  625.41  618.28  
==============================================================================
                       Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.  Market 
Operator               2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2011  Share %
==============================================================================
                    ---------------- Level (million) --------------
  Bharti Airtel    178.78  176.95  175.65  174.69  173.73  172.78     27.22%
  Vodafone Essar   149.44  148.60  147.75  146.84  145.92  144.99     22.75%
  IDEA             110.71  108.13  106.38  103.99  101.82  100.18     16.85%
  BSNL             93.43   93.43   92.57   92.14   91.58   91.07      14.22%
  Aircel           63.26   62.46   61.64   60.96   60.28   59.79       9.63%
  Uninor           41.14   38.80   36.31   34.18   32.32   29.65       6.26%
  MTNL             5.53    5.49    5.44    5.40    5.36    5.33        0.84%
  Loop Mobile      3.26    3.25    3.24    3.22    3.21    3.20        0.50%
  Videocon         6.20    5.85    5.44    5.48    6.07    6.27        0.94%
  STel             3.43    3.43    3.55    3.56    3.54    3.50        0.52%
  Etisalat         1.69    1.69    1.67    1.61    1.57    1.52        0.26%
==============================================================================

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

Source: Cellular Operators Association of India.

To contact the reporter on this story: Michael J. Munoz in Hong Kong at mjmunoz@bloomberg.net.

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

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