Monday, October 13, 2008

Bharti Airtel Adds 2.70 Million Mobile Phone Users In September

Indian telecommunications operator Bharti Airtel Ltd. (532454.BY) added 2.70 million mobile users in September, industry data showed Saturday.

As a result, Bharti's total mobile phone user base grew to 77.48 million subscribers at the end of September, according to data released by Cellular Operators Association of India.

In the same month, Vodafone Essar added 1.87 million mobile phone users taking its total subscriber base to 54.62 million, said COAI, which represents the cellular operators using global system for mobile communications technology.

State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL.YY) added 676,965 mobile phone users, taking its total subscriber base to 39.17 million at the end of September.

Idea Cellular Ltd. (532822.BY) added 1.10 million users and had 30.38 million mobile phone subscribers at the end of September.

Another state-run operator, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. (500108.BY), added 38,478 new mobile phone users in September and has a total mobile subscriber base of 3.68 million.

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