Reliance Jio becomes second-largest player in terms of mobile subscriber market share on a standalone basis

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Reliance Jio, the Mukesh Ambani-led 4G Telecom operator’s market share elevated to 19.6 % in July 2018, surpassing each Vodafone India Limited (Vodafone) and Idea cellular Limited, thereby changing into the second-largest player on a standalone basis, India Ratings stated in a report.

On a month-on-month basis, the market share of Bharti Airtel Limited (Bharti) marginally declined to 29.eight % in July (June 2018: 30.1 %). Vodafone Idea Limited (Vodafone Idea) had a market share of 38.four % in July 2018.

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India Ratings additional stated, in July 2018, Reliance Jio added 11.eight million mobile subscribers, led by the relaunch of RJio’s 4G function telephone, whereas different telcos reported flat subscriber development.

Aircel Cellular Limited (Aircel) has not reported subscriber numbers since April 2018. Most of Aircel’s subscribers would have moved to different telcos because of the closure of its providers.

In July 2018 subscriber development continued and was led by a rise in knowledge subscriber. During the month, general 10.6 million wi-fi subscribers had been added, indicating a month-to-month development price of 0.9 %, India Ratings stated.

As per India Ratings, in July 2018, broadband subscribers elevated 48.Zero % (year-on-year) to 460.2 million, pushed by low knowledge costs, the relaunch of RJio’s 4G function telephone and higher affordability of smartphones. On a month-on-month basis, the broadband subscriber base elevated by 13.Zero million in July 2018.

Mobile subscribers market share chart - 12 October 2018  Reliance Jio becomes second-largest player in terms of mobile subscriber market share on a standalone basis Mobile subscribers market share chart 12 October 2018

Through low-priced plans and high-speed knowledge, RJio was in a position to entice new and present wi-fi broadband subscribers and enhance associated market share to 49.three % in July 2018 (July 2017: 41.four %). In July 2018, the market share of Bharti elevated to 20.7 % (July 2017: 19.Zero %) and that of Vodafone Idea mixed marginally elevated to 23.three % (22.6 %), India Ratings report stated.

(Disclosure – Reliance Industries Ltd. is the only beneficiary of Independent Media Trust which controls Community18 Media & Investments Ltd)

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