The GSM operators in India added just 5.33 million subscribers in August, compared to 7.65 million in the earlier month.
Bharti Airtel, india's largest GSM player, added 1.15 million users in August, taking its total subscriber base to 171.84 million as per COAI. It had 28.09% market share at the end of August.
Vodafone Essar added 1.13 million new subscribers during the month. Its subscriber base reached 144.14 million in August. vodafone had 23.56% market share as of Aug 2011.
Idea Cellular added 2.33 million users during the month to take its total user base to 98.44 million, while Aircel added 602,312 customers to take its subscriber base to 59 million.
State-owned telecom firms BSNL and MTNL added 388,057 and 32,932 new users, respectively, taking their subscriber base to 90.62 million and 5.29 million, respectively.