India’s largest telecom operator Reliance Jio added 30.5 lakh cell subscribers in March, accelerating its momentum of February, whereas Vodafone Concept misplaced 12.12 lakh wi-fi customers through the month, in keeping with knowledge launched by telecom regulator TRAI.
Sunil Mittal-led telecom firm Bharti Airtel onborded 10.37 lakh cell subscribers in March, elevating its subscriber base to 37.09 crores in March in opposition to 36.98 crores in February.
Reliance Jio added 30.5 lakh subscribers in March, as its subscriber depend exceeded 43 crore, in comparison with 42.71 crore in February. It’s pertinent to say that in February too, Reliance Jio had added the utmost variety of cell subscribers (at about 10 lakh) amongst telcos, whereas Airtel had gained 9.82 lakh cell customers throughout February.
A have a look at March knowledge launched by TRAI confirmed that Vodafone Concept — which trails Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel within the cell market subscriber tally — misplaced 12.12 lakh cell customers in March. Vodafone Concept’s cell subscriber base shrunk to 23.67 crore in March, from 23.79 crore within the earlier month.
Total, the broadband subscribers’ tally rose by 0.86 p.c month-on-month.
“… the overall broadband subscribers elevated from 839.33 million on the finish of February-23 to 846.57 million on the finish of March-23 with a month-to-month progress fee of 0.86 p.c,” a Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) launch stated.
High 5 service suppliers constituted 98.37 p.c market share of the overall broadband subscribers on the finish of March 2023, together with Reliance Jio (43.85 crore), Bharti Airtel (24.19 crore), Vodafone Concept (12.48 crore).
Total, the variety of whole phone subscribers in India elevated to 1,172.84 million (117.2 crore) on the finish of March 2023, exhibiting a month-to-month progress fee of 0.21 p.c.
“City phone subscription elevated from 652.16 million on the finish of February-23 to 653.71 million on the finish of March-23 and the agricultural subscription additionally elevated from 517.77 million to 518.63 million throughout the identical interval.
“The month-to-month progress charges of city and rural phone subscription have been 0.24 p.c and 0.17 p.c respectively through the month of March-23,” TRAI stated.
Total teledensity in India elevated to 84.51 p.c on the finish of March 2023.
“The City Tele-density elevated from 133.70 p.c on the finish of February-23 to 133.81 p.c on the finish of March-23 and rural tele-density additionally elevated from 57.63 p.c to 57.71 p.c throughout the identical interval,” it stated.
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