Telecom giants Airtel and Jio gained 19.8 lakh mobile users in February: TRAI

While Vodafone Idea lost 20 lakh users in February, Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel gained 19.8 lakh new mobile subscribers

According to statistics that were issued by Trai on Thursday, telecom providers Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel attracted 19.8 lakh mobile users month-on-month in February. However, Vodafone Idea lost 20 lakh consumers over the same time period.

In February, India’s leading telecom carrier Reliance Jio gained the greatest number of new mobile customers, which was around 10 lakh. This brought the company’s total number of wireless subscribers to 42.71 crore users, which is an increase from the 42.61 crore users it had in January.

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Bharti Airtel, which is managed by Sunil Mittal and concluded February with a total of 36.98 crore wireless subscribers, had an increase of 9.82 lakh mobile customers during the month.

According to statistics provided by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai), Vodafone Idea had a decline of 20 lakh customers in the wireless category, bringing its total number of mobile customers down to 23.79 crores.

“…the total Broadband Subscribers increased from 839.18 million at the end of January-23 to 839.33 million at the end of February-23 with a monthly growth rate of 0.02 percent,” the report said.

At the end of the month of February 2023, the top five service providers accounted for 98.38 percent of the market share of the total number of broadband users.
According to the statement, these service providers were Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd with 435.20 million customers, Bharti Airtel with 239.70 million customers, Vodafone Idea with 123.74 million customers, BSNL with 24.92 million customers, and Atria Convergence with 2.14 million customers.

The total number of wireless subscribers fell from 1,143.02 million (114.3 crores) at the end of January 2023 to 1,141.96 million (114.1 crores) at the end of February 23. This is a monthly fall rate of 0.09 percentage points.

“During the same time period, the number of wireless subscribers in urban regions fell from 627.13 million at the end of January 23 to 626.37 million, while the number of wireless subscriptions in rural areas fell from 515.89 million to 515.60 million. According to Trai’s findings, the monthly fall rates of urban and rural wireless subscribers were 0.12% and 0.6%, respectively.