August 8, 2022
Reliance Jio added 3.55 million mobile subscribers in May, Airtel lost 4.6 million: TRAI

According to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) report, Reliance Jio scored a big win in the month of May with over 3 million wireless subscribers. Other telecom operators including Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea (Vi) and BSNL lost customers. Bharti Airtel lost the most customers, followed by Wi and BSNL. Reliance Jio had a monthly growth rate of 0.83 per cent and it is worth noting that it was the only telecom operator that saw an increase in the number of subscribers at the time of lockdown restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

of trai May report For the month of May 2021 shows, the wireless subscriber market share of Reliance Jio increased from 36.15 per cent at the end of April to 36.64 per cent at the end of May. Reliance Jio added 3.55 million subscribers, taking the total subscriber base to 431.22 million. Bharti Airtel, on the other hand, lost the most – 4.61 million subscribers – in the month of May. Its market share declined from 29.83 per cent at the end of April to 29.60 per cent at the end of May.

Vi continued its losing streak with a loss of 4.28 million subscribers in May, reducing its market share from 23.83 percent to 23.59 percent. BSNL’s wireless subscriber market share stood at 9.89 per cent with a loss of 0.88 million subscribers.

Reliance Jio rules in the broadband segment with 55.65 per cent market share (wired and wireless). Most of the growth created by Jio is in the wireless broadband segment, where it leads by a significant margin. BSNL continues to top the wired broadband segment.

The top five wireless broadband service providers for the month of May 2021 were Reliance Jio with 431.23 million subscribers, Bharti Airtel with 189.49 million subscribers, Vi with 119.63 million subscribers, BSNL with 16.44 million subscribers and Tikona with 0.32 million subscribers .

In the wired broadband segment, BSNL is at the second position with 6.03 million subscribers and Bharti Airtel with 3.24 million subscribers. Reliance Jio with 3 million subscribers, Atria Convergence Technologies with 1.87 million subscribers and Hathway with 1.07 million subscribers figure in the top 5 list.


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