Jio lost 1.9 crore mobile subscribers in the month of September… Yes! What you read is absolutely correct. According to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) data that has been released on Tuesday said that Airtel added 2.74 lakh mobile subscribers in September while Jio and Vodafone Idea lost 1.9 crore users and 10.77 lakh subscribers respectively. Airtel gained a 0.08 per cent market share of wireless subscribers, while Reliance Jio’s user base decreased by 4.29 per cent in September.
The BSNL, MTNL and two PSU access service providers had a market share of only 10.01 per cent whereas the private access service providers account for 89.99 per cent market share of the wireless subscribers and this data is as of September 20, 2021. The market share value of Jio is 36 per cent where as the market share value of Airtel, Vodafone Idea is at 30 and 23.15 per cent.
“As on 30 September 2021, the top five Wireless Broadband Service providers were Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (424.84 million), Bharti Airtel (203.45 million), Vodafone Idea (122.36 million), BSNL (19.10 million), and Tikona Infinet Ltd. (0.30 million),” TRAI said.
According to the latest reports, BSNL, Airtel and Jio had the highest market share with 33.85 per cent, 22.91 per cent and 20.08 per cent respectively in terms of wireline subscribers. Jio had maximum of 2 lakh subscribers wireline subscribers and coming to Airtel, it is more than 1.2 lakh subscribers, and Vodafone Idea has 3100 subscribers.
Coming to broadband, the top five Wired Broadband Service providers according to TRAI – BSNL with 5.05 million subscribers, Reliance Jio with 3.94 million subscribers, Airtel with 3.85 million subscribers, Atria Convergence Technologies (ACT) with 1.96 million subscribers and Hathway Cable & Datacom with 1.08 million subscribers.