Jio User Base Rises by 13 Million in September as Rivals Airtel, Vodafone, and Idea Lose Subscribers: TRAI

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Telecom subscriber base in India grew by 2.32 million to 1,191.40 million in September, even as Reliance Jio continued to guide in gaining subscribers, as per a report by TRAI with knowledge as much as September 30. As per the report, the variety of whole wi-fi subscribers additionally grew by 2.40 million to 1,169.29 million. Reliance Jio was the one gainer in September this yr, whereas Vodafone-Idea was the most important loser for the month. This represented a month-to-month progress fee of 5.44 p.c for Jio, with a complete of 13.02 million new subscribers. Meanwhile, all different main telcos together with Airtel and BSNL misplaced an enormous variety of their prospects.

“The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 1,189.08 million at the end of August 2018 to 1,191.40 million at the end of September 2018, thereby showing a monthly growth rate of 0.20 percent,” the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India stated in its month-to-month subscriber report on Friday. According to the report, Reliance Jio led the market by gaining over 13.02 million subscribers, taking its whole buyer base to 252.2 million (21.57 p.c market share). Telecom main Bharti Airtel had the best market share of 29.38 p.c (with a consumer base of 343.5 million), however it misplaced 2.three million subscribers. Meanwhile, Idea misplaced 4.06 million prospects, taking its market share to 18.23 p.c (213.1 million), Vodafone misplaced 2.6 million, taking its share to 18.97 p.c (221.eight million). State-owned Telecom operator BSNL, however, misplaced 0.53 million, taking its base to 113.04 million by the tip of September – giving it a market share of 9.67 p.c.

Meanwhile, RCom, which shut down its Telecom providers final December, misplaced 16,349 extra subscribers in September. Additionally, Tata Teleservices misplaced 1.01 million of its customers. Also, MTNL misplaced 9,435 of its customers.

The variety of whole broadband subscribers elevated to 481.7 million from about 463.65 million in August. “Top five service providers constituted 97.86 percent market share of the total broadband subscribers at the end of Sep-18. These service providers were Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (252.25 million), Bharti Airtel (99.29 million), Vodafone (51.82 million), Idea cellular (47.90 million) and BSNL (20.12 million),” the TRAI report stated.

Looking at solely wi-fi broadband, Reliance Jio led the pack with 252.25 million. If you are questioning how that quantity is similar for whole broadband subscribers and wi-fi, Jio operates a 4G-only community, and all its cellular subscribers rely in the wi-fi broadband section. Airtel was subsequent with 97.05 million, Vodafone third with 51.81 million, Idea fourth with 47.89 million, and BSNL fifth with 10.97 million.

When it involves the wired broadband service, BSNL leads the market with 9.15 million adopted by Airtel with 2.24 million, Atria with 1.36 million, MTNL with 0.80 million, and Hathway with 0.75 million.

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