Home Business Vodafone Idea loses 34.6 lakh subscribers in February; Jio adds 62.5 lakh...

Vodafone Idea loses 34.6 lakh subscribers in February; Jio adds 62.5 lakh users: Trai data

Image Source : FILE


Vodafone Idea lost 34.67 lakh mobile subscribers in February, even as Reliance Jio continued to be on a roll adding 62.57 lakh users, according to latest data released by sector regulator Trai.

Jio continued to lead the total wireless subscriber tally by a wide margin with a base of 38.28 crore mobile users during the month. Bharti Airtel added 9.2 lakh users during February, and its total mobile subscriber base stood at 32.90 crore.

Even state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) garnered 4.39 lakh subscribers during February.

In terms of subscriber market share for wireless services, Reliance Jio held 32.9 per cent, with Bharti Airtel at 28.35 per cent and Vodafone Idea at 28 per cent share as on February 29, 2020.

Jio added maximum subscribers (62.57 lakh) in February, while Bharti Airtel gained 9.2 lakh users. Vodafone Idea, on the other hand, lost a staggering 34.6 lakh users during the same period.

The number of telephone subscribers in India (landline and mobile combined) rose to 118 crore at the end of February, a growth of 0.32 per cent over the previous month, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) said.

Urban telephone subscription dipped marginally to 66.1 crore at the end of February, but the rural subscription increased to 51.9 crore.

Overall wireless subscribers (2G, 3G and 4G) increased to 116 crore at the end of February, a monthly increase of 0.36 per cent, it said.

Trai said that as per reports received from 341 operators in February, the number of broadband subscribers increased to 68.1 crore at the end of February, registering a growth rate of 1.15 per cent over the previous month.

“Top-five service providers constituted 98.99 per cent market share of the total broadband subscribers at the end of February. These service providers were Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (383.67 million), Bharti Airtel (146.10 million), Vodafone Idea (118.25 million), BSNL (24.67 million),” it said.

Latest Business News

Fight against Coronavirus: Full coverage

Source link

Leave a Reply

Most Popular

Boxers asked to leave camp for flouting quarantine rules, SAI takes action against NIS ED Bishnoi | Boxing News

NEW DELHI: Taking the departmental action against erring NIS Patiala’s executive director, Col. Raj Singh Bishnoi, into the alleged...

Amitabh Bachchan confirms he has tested positive for COVID-19, says he has been ‘shifted to hospital’

Bollywood Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been admitted to Mumbai’s Nanavati hospital, after testing positive for COVID-19. Taking to his Twitter handle the star made...

Amitabh Bachchan hospitalised after testing Covid-19 positive

NEW DELHI: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has tested positive for coronavirus, the actor announced on Twitter. "I have tested CoviD positive .. shifted to Hospital...

Elaine Duke on Leading Homeland Security Under President Trump

WASHINGTON — Elaine C. Duke, then President Trump’s acting secretary of homeland security, arrived at the Roosevelt Room, down the hall from the Oval...