Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel cumulatively gained nearly 25 lakh mobile subscribers in November, while troubled Vodafone Idea lost nearly 18.3 lakh customers, according to data from industry regulator TRAI. India’s largest telco Reliance Jio solidified its lead in the market by adding 14.26 lakh net subscribers in November, while Airtel added 10.56 lakh users.
At the end of November 2022, Jio’s mobile subscriber base stood at 42.28 crore, the level increased from 42.13 crore in the previous month.
The number of subscribers of Bharti Airtel boosted the number of mobile users of the Sunil Mittal-led company to 36.60 crore in November.
In stark contrast, tight Vodafone Idea lost 18.27 lakh subscribers during the reference month, dropping its subscriber base to 24.37 crore in November.
According to TRAI data, the total number of broadband subscribers rose to 82.53 crore at the end of November 2022 with a monthly growth rate of 0.47 percent.
The top five service providers had a market share of more than 98 percent at the end of November 2022.
The list included Reliance Jio (43 crore), Bharti Airtel (23 crore), Vodafone Idea (12.3 crore) and BSNL (2.6 crore), among others.
As of November 2022, the top five wired broadband service providers were Reliance Jio (73.8 lakh), Bharti Airtel (55.6 lakh), BSNL (40.2 lakh), Atria Convergence Technologies (21.4 lakh) and Hathway Cable & Datacom (11.3 lakh).
The top five wireless broadband service providers were Reliance Jio (42.28 crore), Bharti Airtel (22.5 crore), Vodafone Idea (12.34 crore), BSNL (2.18 crore) and Intech Online (2.3 lakh) , according to the latest subscription data from TRAI.
The total number of wireless subscribers fell to 1,143.04 million at the end of November 2022, from 1,143.63 million at the end of October 2022, a decrease of 0.05 percent.
“Monthly growth rates of urban and rural wireless subscriptions were 0.24 percent and -0.39 percent, respectively,” the report said.