Reliance Jio lost its customers for the third consecutive month, while there was a bumper jump in Airtel users
Reliance Jio has lost 36 lakh users in the month of February.
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There has been a decline in the number of customers of Reliance Jio for the third consecutive month in February. At the same time, there has been a jump in Airtel’s subscribers. This is the third consecutive month that there has been a decline in Jio’s subscribers.
Telecom market regulator TRAI (TRAIAccording to Reliance Jio’s customers for the third consecutive month in February (Reliance Jio subscribers) has declined in numbers. Vodafone Idea’s subscriber base has also declined in February. Airtel is the only telecom operator (Airtel subscribers inFebruary) that has added new customers. According to TRAI data, Reliance Jio has lost 36 lakh users in the month of February. Now the total number of its subscribers is 402.7 million i.e. 40.27 crore. This is the third consecutive month that Reliance’s subscribers have decreased. According to the report, the number of active users of Jio is continuously increasing. Its active users were 94 percent in February. Seven months ago Acti users were only 78 percent.
Vodafone Idea has lost 1.5 million subscribers in the month of February. The total number of its subscribers has come down to 263.5 million i.e. 26.35 crores. Airtel added 15.9 lakh, new subscribers, in February. Now the total number of its subscribers has reached 358 million i.e. 358 million.
Only Airtel subscribers increased
The number of telecom subscribers in the country has come down to 116.60 crores in February this year. During this period, the number of mobile subscribers of companies like Reliance Jio and Vodafone Idea declined. Bharti Airtel was the only company in the mobile segment whose number of connections increased. Fixed-line subscriber base continued to grow. The market share of private telecom operators has increased in this segment while the public sector companies – BSNL and MTNL – have lost their customers.
There was a decline in the number of telephone subscribers in February
According to the TRAI report, the number of telephone subscribers in India decreased from 116.94 million at the end of January 2022 to 116.60 million at the end of February 2022. This is a drop of 0.29 percent. There was a decline in the number of mobile subscribers in telecom circles across the country except in Uttar Pradesh East, Jammu and Kashmir, and Haryana.
Increase in the number of wireline subscribers
According to the TRAI report, the number of wireline subscribers increased from 2.42 crore at the end of Jan 2022 to 24.5 million at the end of Feb 2022. The wireline subscriber base grew by a net 3.1 lakhs with a monthly growth rate of 1.27 percent. Reliance Jio added 2.44 lakh new subscribers the highest in the wireline segment. After this, Bharti Airtel added 91,243 subscribers, then Vodafone Idea 24,948, Quadrant 18,622, and lastly Tata Teleservices added 3,772 subscribers.
BSNL-MTNL stake is around 50 percent
BSNL and MTNL jointly hold a 49.5 percent stake in this segment. These companies lost 49,074 and 21,900 fixed-line customers. The number of broadband subscribers in the country declined marginally to 78.33 million in February from 78.34 million in January.