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Reliance Jio provides 4.2 mn subscribers in Feb: TRAI

India’s largest telecom operator Reliance Jio widened its cell subscriber base to 414.9 million in February, with wholesome addition of 4.2 million customers, because it managed a cushty lead out there, in accordance with TRAI knowledge. In truth, all three non-public operators Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Concept added subscribers in the course of the month, as per TRAI. 

Business watchers attributed the sturdy market momentum to optimistic enterprise sentiments prevailing in February, weeks earlier than the lethal second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic swept by the nation. 

As per sector regulator’s knowledge, Bharti Airtel logged 3.7 million web provides, taking its wi-fi person base in February to 348.3 million. Notably, Vodafone Concept added 6.5 lakh customers (after many months), because it expanded its person base to 282.6 million in February. 

General, Jio topped web additions in February – the Mukesh Ambani-led firm noticed a wholesome rebound in subscriber web provides at 4.2 million in February, greater than 1.9 million additions in January. Airtel’s web provides in January had been 5.8 million. As per subscriber knowledge launched by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Tuesday, the whole wi-fi subscribers elevated to 1,167.71 million on the finish of February 2021, logging a month-to-month progress price of 0.72 per cent. Wi-fi subscription in city areas rose to 639.24 million on the finish of February (633.27 million in January), whereas in rural areas wi-fi subscription elevated to 528.47 million throughout the identical interval (from 526.15 million). 

Month-to-month progress charges of city and rural wi-fi subscription have been 0.94 per cent and 0.44 per cent, respectively, TRAI mentioned. As of February 2021, the non-public telcos held as a lot as 89.57 per cent market share of the wi-fi subscribers, whereas state-owned telecom firms BSNL and MTNL, had a market share of solely 10.43 per cent. 

In a buzzing market the place total web wi-fi subscriber additions got here in at 8.2 million, each BSNL and MTNL misplaced subscribers in February. The market share of Reliance Jio when it comes to whole wi-fi subscribers stood at 35.54 per cent, Bharti Airtel at 29.83 per cent and Vodafone Concept at 24.20 per cent, as per TRAI. The variety of broadband subscribers elevated to 765.09 million on the finish of February from 757.61 million in January, a progress of 0.99 per cent. Prime 5 service suppliers held 98.8 per cent market share of the whole broadband subscribers on the finish of February. These service suppliers have been Reliance Jio (417.42 million), Bharti Airtel (188.21 million), Vodafone Concept (123.28 million), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (25.42 million) and Atria Convergence (1.82 million).

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