Reliance Jio once again came up as the biggest telco in India as per the latest revised report by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). At the same time, Vodafone actually lost 2.3 million wireless users in the month of January 2021. Earlier it was reported that Vodafone has added 1.7 million subscribers.
Sunil Mittal owned Bharti Airtel gained maximum users with 5.9 million subscribers followed by Reliance Jio that gained 2 million subscribers, the revised data in the report said.
As per the report earlier by TRAI, Vodafone Idea managed to gain 1.7 million wireless subscriptions in the month of January. It was the first in the 14 months that the telco gained subscriptions. Most new subscriptions were added in the UP West region but the data suggested that the company lost subscriptions from all over the country.
TRAI mentioned that the earlier report was the result of ‘inadvertent error’ by Vodafone.
The revised report by TRAI mentions M/S Vodafone Idea Limited’s reference letter no. VIL/LT/19-20/627 on 18th March 2021 which reported an inadvertent error in HLR Subscriber data from Uttar Pradesh (West) LSA for January month.
Reliance Jio has the highest market share with 410.7 million which is 35.43% of the market followed by Airtel’s 344.6 million subscribers and 29.72% market share. The third number is Vodafone Idea with 281.9 million subscribers and a 24.32% market share. BSNL and MTNL, public sector companies had only a 10.53% market share as compared to 89.47% market share of privately owned telcos in India.
There were a total of 1153.77 million wireless subscribers in India at the end of December 2020. With a monthly growth rate of 0.84% the subscriber base increased to 1163.41%.