Bharti Airtel had 344.88 million cellular subscribers as of July, adopted by Vodafone India with 223.34 million customers, whereas Idea cellular got here in third with 220.60 million customers. RJio, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries, had 215.26 million customers, in keeping with information collated by Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI).
Among service areas, UP (East) topped the charts with 86.74 million subscribers, in keeping with COAI information.
“India is today at the cusp of digital revolution, buoyed by the Government’s Digital India initiative and other programmes. As the country prepares itself for next-gen technologies such as 5G, the role of the Telecom sector with further evolve and advance. The Government and the industry is working in tandem to ensure last mile connectivity to every person, which in turn will open up a plethora of opportunities for everybody,” Rajan S Mathews, Director General at COAI, mentioned.
Separately on August 31, Vodafone India and Idea cellular formally introduced their merger creating the most important cellular operator within the nation, overtaking Bharti Airtel, with a subscriber base of greater than 408 million.