Vi loses 4.8 million customers in June, Reliance Jio added 4.5 million customer to reach 34.8% market share

Vodafone Idea Ltd or the newly branded Vi lost 4.8 million users in June, registering eight continuous months of decline. Bharti Airtel on the other hand lost 1.1 million users.

Vodafone Idea Ltd or the newly branded Vi lost 4.8 million users in June, registering eight continuous months of decline. Bharti Airtel on the other hand lost 1.1 million users.

Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd was the only telecom operator to have positive growth of in June with 4.5 million new customers. Jio currently owns 34.8% wireless market share, while Airtel and Vodafone’s subscriber base stood at 27.8% and 26.8%, respectively, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) announced on Thursday.

In the April- June quarter, Vi and Airtelhave reported customer bases of 279.80 million and 279.87 million and respectively, while Reliance Jio reported a user base of 398.3 million in the first quarter, FY21.

The TRAI data showed. Total subscription in urban areas decreased to 636.8 million in June from 637.9 million at the end of May. Rural subscriptions declined to 523.7 million as of 30 June from 525.8 million a month ago.

“The monthly decline rates of urban and rural telephone subscription were 0.16% and 0.41%, respectively, during the month of June-20.”

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