Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel collectively added nearly 2.5 million mobile subscribers in November, according to industry regulator TRAI, even as embattled Vodafone Idea lost nearly 1.83 million customers. India’s largest telco, Reliance Jio, cemented its lead in the market, adding 1.426 million net subscribers in November, while Airtel added 1.056 million subscribers.
Jio’s total mobile subscribers stood at 422.8 million by the end of November 2022, up from 421.3 million in the previous month.
Bharti Airtel’s subscriber growth pushed the Sunil Mittal-led company’s mobile subscriber count to 366 million in November.
In stark contrast, cash-strapped Vodafone Idea lost 1.827 million subscribers in the reference month, with its subscriber base falling to 243.7 million in November.
According to TRAI data, by the end of November 2022, the total number of broadband users will increase to 825.3 million, with a monthly growth rate of 0.47%.
As of the end of November 2022, the top five service providers accounted for more than 98% of the market share.
The list includes Reliance Jio (430 crore), Bharti Airtel (230 crore), Vodafone Idea (123 crore) and BSNL (26 crore), among others.
The top five cable broadband service providers as of November 2022 are Reliance Jio (7.38 million), Bharti Airtel (5.56 million), BSNL (4.02 million), Atria Convergence Technologies (2.14 million) and Hathway Cable & Datacom (113 million) Ten thousand).
According to the latest subscription data from TRAI, the top five wireless broadband service providers are Reliance Jio (422.8 million), Bharti Airtel (225 million), Vodafone Idea (123.4 million), BSNL (2.18 million) and Intech Online (230 million ).
The total number of wireless subscribers decreased by 0.05% from 1,143.63 million at the end of October 2022 to 1,143.04 million at the end of November 2022.
“The monthly growth rates for urban and rural wireless subscribers were 0.24 percent and -0.39 percent, respectively,” it said.