The leading Indian telecom operator Bharti Airtel has added 1.54 million rural subscribers in the month of October 2015, followed by Vodafone India with 1.07 million subscribers. The figures were released by Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) in New Delhi today.
Aditya Birla group’s Idea Cellular ranked third in net subscribers additions in October with 0.70 million new users.
With 3.69 million new additions in October, the total GSM subscriber base in rural India reaches to 350.10 million, the association added.
Andhra Pradesh circle added maximum of 0.55 million new rural GSM connections in October while Bihar and Jharkhand remained the largest circle with a total of 37.14 million rural subscribers.