Reliance Jio, BSNL drive telecom subscriber growth to 120.5 crore in February


The nation’s telecom subscriber base grew marginally to 120.5 crore on account of a web addition of consumers by Reliance Jio and state-owned BSNL, based on knowledge printed by telecom regulator Trai on Thursday.

Each Reliance Jio and BSNL collectively added a web of 86.39 lakh cell subscribers however the remainder of the telecom operators collectively misplaced a web of 69.93 lakh wi-fi clients with Vodafone Concept shedding the largest chunk of cell connections, as per the info.

The variety of telecom subscribers in India elevated to 120.54 crore on the finish of February from 120.37 crore in January, based on the Telecom Month-to-month Subscriber Report launched by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai).

The sector, dominated by wi-fi connection, recorded a rise within the cell companies subscriber base to 118.36 crore in February from 118.19 crore in January.

Reliance Jio alone added 77.93 lakh clients, taking its complete subscriber base to 29.7 crore on the finish of February. In response to a tv industrial of the corporate, it has crossed 30 crore buyer base now.

BSNL added round 9 lakh new cell clients, taking its complete subscriber base to 11.62 crore in February.

“BSNL is the only operator other than Jio that has gained customers. Our performance shows that customers have faith in BSNL. We are able to compete and gain customers with our much-improved 3G network. In our endeavour to provide service, all our officers and employees are together,” BSNL Chairman and Managing Director Anupam Shrivastava mentioned.

The state-run agency is competing out there with 3G community, whereas all different operators are loaded with spectrum for 4G companies. It has requested the federal government for the allocation of spectrum for 4G companies via an fairness infusion in 2017. The federal government is but to take ultimate determination.

The nation’s greatest telecom operator Vodafone Concept misplaced 57.87 lakh cell subscribers, decreasing its complete buyer base to 40.93 crore in February. It was adopted by Tata Teleservices that misplaced 11.47 lakh cell clients, Airtel misplaced 49,896 subscribers, MTNL 4,652 and Reliance Communication 3,611 subscribers.

Mounted-line connections within the nation declined marginally with BSNL shedding about one lakh connections. Personal operators Bharti Airtel and Vodafone gained 42,456 and 17,563 fixed-line clients, respectively, in February.

The broadband subscriber base within the nation grew 1.89 per cent to over 55 crore from 54 crore throughout the interval.

The wi-fi broadband connections dominated the section with 53.1 subscribers in February.

Reliance Jio led the market with 29.72 crore broadband clients. It was adopted by Bharti Airtel with 11.21 crore clients, Vodafone Concept 11 crore, BSNL 2.1 crore and and Tata Teleservices Group with 21.7 lakh broadband subscribers.

That is printed unedited from the PTI feed.


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