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UP (East), Bihar lead in subscriber additions in Feb: COAI

Circle A registered 3.7 million new subscribers, circle C saw 2.8 million additions and the metros registered the least number of additional subscribers at 1.1 million.

As per the Cellular Operators Association of India’s (COAI’s) figures on GSM subscribers for February, Circle B saw 5.5 million additions (3.6 per cent growth over January). Circle A registered 3.7 million new subscribers (2.7 per cent), circle C saw 2.8 million additions (4.7 per cent) and the metros registered the least number of additional subscribers at 1.1 million (2.2 per cent).
The figures also show that Uttar Pradesh (East) and Bihar registered the highest number of additions in February with 1.22 million and 1.26 million, respectively. Other circles that saw high registrations in February are Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu at over 800,000, and West Bengal and Andaman & Nicobar at almost 900,000.
Vodafone registered the highest number of subscribers in February at 3 million, followed by Bharti Airtel at 2.9 million, Idea Cellular at 2.2 million, Aircel at 1.8 million, BSNL at 1.5 million and Uninor, a new entrant, at 1 million. The COAI figures do not include the GSM subscriber figures of Reliance Communications and Tata Docomo.
The total number of GSM subscribers in February stands at almost 408 million, a growth of 13 million subscribers over January.
According to TRAI, Circle A consists of Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Goa. Circle B comprises Punjab, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhatisgarh, Kerala, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh (East), Uttar Pradesh (West), West Bengal, Sikkim and Lakshadweep. Circle C comprises Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Assam, the North East, Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. The metros are Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai.

 

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