(Corrects Vodafone's total subscriber number in paragraph 3 to
152.7 million, from 52.7 million)
Oct 12 Top Indian telecoms carrier Bharti Airtel
lost almost 1 million mobile customers in September,
data released by an industry body showed, as carriers in the
world's second-biggest wireless services market continue to
disconnect inactive users in a clean-up drive.
Bharti's mobile customer base declined 0.98 million to 185.9
million as of September, the Cellular Operators Association of
India said on Friday.
Second-ranked Vodafone India's mobile customers
declined 0.69 million to 152.7 million during the month, while
fourth-ranked Idea Cellular lost 0.51 million mobile
customers to 115.5 million, the industry body said.
(Reporting by Devidutta Tripathy in New Delhi; Editing by