Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Monday, August 23 published telecom subscription data as of June 30. According to the data, TRAI recorded 984.79 million active wireless subscribers for the month of June.
Reliance Jio added 54.6 lakh subscribers in June as against 35.5 lakh subscribers in May, while Bharti Airtel added 38.12 subscribers in June. In May Bharti Airtel lost nearly 46 lakh subscribers. Adding to Vodafone Idea’s existential crisis, the telecom service lost nearly 43 lakh subscribers for the second month in a row.
As per the data, Bharti Airtel has the maximum proportion of 97.62% of its active wireless subscribers (VLR) as against its total wireless subscribers (HLR) as of June 30. Reliance Jio has the maximum number of subscribers for broadband (439.91 million), followed by Bharti Airtel (197.10 million) and Vodafone Idea (121.42 million).
Reliance communications recorded a net growth of 10.71% in the wireless segment while Reliance Jio recorded 1.27% growth for the month of June 2021.
According to Business Line, TRAI on Monday proposed to split the network and services into separate license categories. This means one set of telecom service companies will manage the network infrastructure like acquiring spectrum, while the other set of players will focus on providing services.