In January 2010, Tata Teleservices added the largest number of subscribers to its network. According to the data released by Telecom Regulatory Authority India (TRAI) in January, the mobile phone operators signed up 19.9 million new subscribers. Out of them, TTSL added 2.98 million subscribers putting it ahead of other players including Bharti Airtel, Reliance Communications and BSNL. TTSL accounts for 14.97% of the overall new subscribers. Bharti Airtel accounts for 14.31% and Reliance 14.08% respectively.
In January, the total number of wireless subscribers stood at 545 million which translates into a tele-density of 49.50. The total number of telephone connections touched 581.81 million including both wireless subscribers and fixed line.
In terms of market share, Bharti Airtel is the market leader accounting for 22.33% followed by Reliance with 17.72%, BSNL 11.95% and MTNL 0.90%.