The GSM Wireless industry witnessed subscriber addition of 7.6 mn, declined 10% MoM. Net adds for leading companies like Bharti, Vodafone was substantially down by 28% and 29% MoM respectively. [Data Excludes RCom and Tata DoCoMo] This downtrend in net GSM subscribers over few months shows saturation in the market. There was no major impact of MNP on the net subscribers on telecom incumbents.
Total GSM subscriber and market share data for July 2011
Bharti Airtel 17,06,96,526
Vodafone Essar 14,30,11,007
Loop Mobile 31,62,932
Total GSM Subscribers in India (Excluding Reliance & Tata) 60,64,19,943
Going ahead we believe 3G services and its applications may help to gain market share. We have positive outlook on the sector considering recent tariff hike by major players and 3G being operational in most of the circles.