This telecom operator added a maximum of new customers in June: Trai report

Telecom operator Reliance Jio added the most consumers in June according to data released by industry regulator Trai. The telecom subscriber base in the country also increased slightly to 117.29 crore in June. There were 117.07 crore subscribers in May 2022.

Trai said in the report, “The number of telephone subscribers in India grew from 1,170.73 million at the end of May 2022 to 1,172.96 million at the end of June 2022, showing a monthly growth rate of 0.19% .

“The top five service providers accounted for 98.47% market share of total broadband subscribers at the end of June 2022. These service providers were Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (41.91 crore), Bharti Airtel ( 21.94 crore), Vodafone Idea (12.29 crore), BSNL (2.5 crore) and Atria Convergence (21.1 lakh),” the report said.

The wireless subscriber base grew to 114.73 crore in June from 114.55 crore in May. Reliance Jio added 42.23 lakh customers and following which the wireless subscriber base of Reliance Jio grew to 41.3 crore. It was followed by Bharti Airtel whose subscriber base grew to 36.29 crore with a net addition of 7.93 lakh customers. Vodafone Idea continued to lose subscribers. Its subscriber base dropped from 18 lakh to 25.66 crore. State-run BSNL and MTNL also lost 13.27 lakh and 3,038 wireless customers respectively.

The wireline (fixed line) subscriber base increased from 2.52 crore in June to 2.55 crore in June, with private players fueling the growth. Reliance Jio led the ranking adding 2.4 lakh new landline customers. It was followed by Vodafone Idea which added 84,760 new customers, Bharti Airtel 59,289 and Quadrant added 7,378 new customers.

BSNL was the biggest loser in the segment. The public telecommunications company lost 32,038 fixed line customers. MTNL lost 16,548 customers and Tata Teleservices 8,248 customers. The broadband subscriber base in the country topped 80 crore with mobile connections accounting for 77.11 crore subscribers.

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