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 Monday, December 21, 2009
India ended November with 366.77 million GSM mobile subscribers, up from 355.69 million in October, according to figures from the industry association COAI.
In total, India's GSM mobile subscribers grew by 11.08 million. Bharti Airtel remained market leader with a market share of 31.63 percent and 116 million subscribers, up from 113.2 million GSM subscribers a month earlier. Vodafone Essar saw its subscriber base rise to 88.6 million, from 85.82 million in October, and its market share was 24.16 percent. BSNL ended the month with 55.18 million customers, up from 53.96 million in the previous month, and its market share was 15.05 percent. Idea Cellular was in fourth place with 55.9 million customers and a market share of 15.24 percent, while Aircel ended the month with 29.35 million customers and a market share of 8 percent. Reliance Telecom had 14.6 million customers and a market share of 3.98 percent, and MTNL grew its subscriber base to 4.5 million and its market share stood at 1.23 percent. Loop Mobile, which operates only in Mumbai, saw its subscriber base reach 2.59 million and its market share is 0.71 percent.
 
Source: TelecomPaper