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RCom crosses 50 mn mobile user base

Anil Ambani's Reliance Communications becomes the fifth mobile operator in Asia to cross 50 million mobile subscribers.

business Updated: Jul 21, 2008 22:11 IST

Anil Ambani's Reliance Communications on Monday became the fifth mobile operator in Asia to cross 50 million mobile subscribers.

The company on Monday announced adding 1.74 million new mobile subscribers during June 2008. With the highest ever monthly subscriber addition, Reliance Communications has become the fifth mobile operator to serve 50 million mobile customers, it said in a release.

"Achievement of 50 million subscriber base exemplifies the preference of Indian mobile customers to the superior and affordable telephony experience offered by Reliance Communications," Reliance Communications President, Personal Business, S P Shukla said.

"The encouraging growth trends in the marketplace make us confident of further accelerating the growth momentum and serving the telephony needs of many more million Indians on Reliance Network," he added.

The company added a record 5 million subscribers during the first quarter of this fiscal.

RCom's rival Bharti Airtel added the highest number of subscribers among all GSM operators in June at 2.55 million subscribers. Bharti tops the GSM list with 69.3 million subscribers.