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Latest Airtel Became Second Largest Mobile Telco in India in February, Jio Retained Top Spot: TRAI

Airtel Became Second Largest Mobile Telco in India in February, Jio Retained Top Spot: TRAI

Bharti Airtel added over 9 lakh subscribers in February this 12 months as per knowledge by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), making it the second-largest telecommunication operator in India with a market share of 28.35 p.c. In response to figures from the tip of February that had been shared by the regulator on Monday, the highest spot was retained by Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio which added over 62 lakh subscribers for a similar interval. Moreover, Vodafone-Concept misplaced practically 34 lakh subscribers in February, taking it all the way down to the third place. The corporate in January this 12 months was the second-largest telecommunication operator in India however continued witnessing a drop in its subscriber base.

Wi-fi subscriber base

Notably, state-run telco Bharat Sanchar Nagar Restricted (BSNL) additionally witnessed a progress in its consumer base for February with over four lakh new subscribers. TRAI knowledge for February additional reveals that the full wi-fi subscribers (2G, 3G, and 4G) within the nation elevated from 156 crores to 160 crores. Nevertheless, wi-fi subscription in city areas fell from 64.four crores to 64.three crores for a similar interval. Rural areas, however, witnessed progress in wi-fi subscribers to 51 crores.

Prime 5 telecommunication operator in India in February as per TRAI, embody Reliance Jio with 32.99 p.c market. The record is adopted by Bharti Airtel (28.35 p.c), Vodafone Concept (28.05 p.c), BSNL (10.32 p.c), and MTNL (0.29 p.c). By the tip of February, Reliance Jio had a complete of over 38.2 crore subscribers. Bharti Airtel had a subscriber base of over 32.9 crores, adopted by Vodafone Concept (32.5 crores), BSNL (11.9 crores), and MTNL (34 lakh).

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Broadband subscribers for February

Coming to the broadband knowledge, the variety of broadband subscribers elevated from 67 crores to 68 crores in February.

“Prime 5 service suppliers constituted 98.99 p.c market share of the full broadband subscribers on the finish of February,” TRAI mentioned.

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On the finish of the February, the highest 5 wired broadband service suppliers had been BSNL (81.1 lakh), Bharti Airtel (24.5 lakh), Atria Convergence Applied sciences (ATC) (15.6 lakh), Hathway (9.four lakh), and Reliance Jio Infocomm (8.four lakh). The highest 5 wi-fi broadband service suppliers had been Reliance Jio (38.2 crores), Bharti Airtel (14.6 crores)), Vodafone Concept (11.Eight crores), BSNL (1.65 crores), and MTNL (1.Eight lakh).


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