NEW DELHI, July 25 Indian mobile firms added
8.94 million users in June, maintaining the momentum in the
world's fastest-growing mobile services market, the telecoms
regulator said on Friday.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said there
were 286.86 million wireless users in India at the end of June,
up 55 percent from a year earlier.
In May, mobile operators had signed 8.62 million
Top mobile operator Bharti Airtel (BRTI.BO) led the
signings in June with 2.55 million new customers. The company
had 69.4 million mobile users at end-June.
No. 2 Reliance Communications (RLCM.BO) added 1.74 million
wireless users to have 50.79 million subscribers.
Unlisted Vodafone Essar, controlled by Britain's Vodafone
Plc (VOD.L), added 1.73 million mobile customers in June,
taking its total to 49.2 million.
Fixed-line users continued to dwindle with the subscribers
declining 130,000 in June to 38.92 million.
Total fixed-line and wireless subscribers rose nearly 45
percent from a year earlier to 325.78 million at the end of
June, the regulator said.
(Reporting by Devidutta Tripathy, Editing by Mark Williams)