Tata Teleservices Limited, India's fastest-growing dual-technology telecom service provider, emerged as the top telecom operator in the country for the third consecutive month in October, adding more than 3.8 million subscribers in the month.
Against this the nearest competitor managed to add just over 2.9 million subscribers in the same period, a gap of nearly 1 million subscribers, Tata Teleservices Limited said in a release.
The company also crossed the 50-million subscribers milestone in October.
Tata Teleservices added 3,867,725 new subscribers in October 2009 from its CDMA (Tata Indicom) and GSM operations (TATA DOCOMO) put together. In September 2009, too, TTSL had showed a healthy growth in new additions, with 40,06,823 new subscribers being added. In August as well, TTSL led the market by adding over 3.4 million new subscribers.
"It is extremely gratifying to emerge for the third consecutive month as the top grosser in the industry in terms of net subscriber additions. Our net subscriber additions in October validate the efforts that have been put into making our network and services the best in the industry," Anil Sardana, managing director of Tata Teleservices Limited, said. "As mentioned, October is the third consecutive month that we have achieved the highest number of net subscriber additions, and we thank each one of our new and existing subscribers for showering so much love, affection and trust in us. This has far exceeded our expectations and motivates us to provide the best telecom experience to our customers-in keeping with our larger objective of achieving customer affection and delight," he added.
"It is also gratifying to see most of the competition paying homage to our pioneering pay per use pricing paradigm by copying it - even though all of them have chosen to adopt it in small bits and pieces only," Mr Sardana added.
"Tata Teleservices has so far launched its GSM services under the brand name TATA DOCOMO in 15 circles and the remaining circles are set to go live by the year-end. When the impact of that is felt, our new subscriber addition number is sure to witness a further positive impact," Mr Sardana said.