India’s solely worthwhile telecom operator Reliance Jio continued its dominance over its rivals, including 69.83 lakh cellular subscribers in September this yr to take its subscriber base to 35.52 crore. In distinction, Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel misplaced over 49 lakh users through the month underneath overview, in keeping with information launched by sectoral regulator TRAI.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) information confirmed that Vodafone Idea, the nation’s largest telecom operator in phrases of subscribers, misplaced 25.7 lakh subscribers through the month, bringing down its complete consumer base to 37.24 crore.
Bharti Airtel additionally noticed 23.8 lakh prospects exiting its community, bringing down its complete consumer base to 32.55 crore, TRAI information confirmed.
While state-run telecom operator MTNL misplaced 8,717 users to take its consumer base to 33.93 lakh, BSNL added 7.37 lakh users to extend its subscribers base to 11.69 crore.
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Meanwhile, complete variety of wi-fi subscribers (GSM, CDMA and LTE) rose to 117.37 crore on the finish of September 2019 from 117.1 crore in the earlier month, a month-to-month development of 0.23 per cent. Wireless subscription in city areas fell to 65.91 crore, whereas that in rural areas rose to 51.45 crore, TRAI information confirmed.
The general wi-fi tele-density in India elevated to 88.90 per cent in September from 88.77 per cent on the finish of August. Delhi continued to carry the highest place in phrases of most tele-density with 242.13 per cent, whereas Bihar remained at backside with minimal tele-density of 59.72 per cent.
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In September, a complete of 53.9 lakh subscribers submitted their requests for Mobile Number Portability (MNP), a facility to change from one telecom operator to a different with out altering cellular quantity. With this, the cumulative MNP requests elevated to 45.76 crore on the finish of September, since implementation of MNP.
As on September 30, 2019, the personal entry service suppliers owned 89.74 per cent market share of the wi-fi subscribers whereas state-run operators BSNL and MTNL had a market share of solely 10.26 per cent.
Edited by Chitranjan Kumar