Reliance Jio continues to see major gains in wireless subscribers: TRAI data | Techno Glob

Wireless subscribers increased by 0.16 percent to 1,147.39 million at the end of June from 1,145.50 million at the end of May. This is according to the monthly subscriber report released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Wednesday. Wireless subscriptions in urban areas increased from 624.55 million at the end of May to 625.49 million at the end of June and in rural areas from 520.96 million to 521.90 million during the same period. The monthly growth rate of urban and rural wireless subscriptions was 0.15 and 0.18 percent, respectively.

Reliance Jio continued to see core gains of 4.22 million subscribers. Meanwhile, Airtel added 0.79 million to its total subscriber base. Vodafone Idea, on the other hand, continues to lose subscribers, losing 1.8 million wireless subscribers in June. As of the end of June, Reliance Jio has a 36 percent market share in the wireless telephony space. Bharti Airtelmarket share is 31.63 percent. Vodafone Idea has a market share of 22.37 percent.

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In June, 9.02 million subscribers submitted their requests for Mobile Number Porting (MNP). Meanwhile, aggregate MNP inquiries rose to 714.56 million at the end of June from 705.54 million at the end of May. The number of active wireless subscribers (VLR peak date) was 1017.56 million in June.

The home broadband market continued to grow with the total number of broadband subscribers increasing at a growth rate of 0.79 percent from 794.68 million at the end of May to 800.94 million at the end of June.

The top five service providers in this market are Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (419.17 million), Bharti Airtel (219.41 million), Vodafone Idea (122.96 million), BSNL (25.02 million) and Atria Convergence (2.11 million).

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