Reliance Jio, BSNL Only Telcos to Add Subscribers in October: TRAI

Telecom major Reliance Jio Directed the subscription race in October with an Inclusion of around 1.05 crore Readers, followed Closely by BSNL, as all the other major players registered a decline in their subscriber base.

Total wireless subscribers, such as GSM, CDMA and LTE, increased by 0.6 per cent from 116.92 crore from September 2018 to 117 crore at the end of October, the statement from TRAI said.

“The wireless subscription in metropolitan areas increased from 647.70 million (64.77 crores) in the end of September 2018 to 648.24 million (64.82 crores) at the end of October 2018, and in rural areas plus it increased from 521.59 million (52.15 crores) into 521.77 million (52.17 crores) during the month,” it said.

The state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has been the sole telecom service provider after Jio to watch an addition in its own subscriber base during the entire month. It added around 3.64 lakh subscribers to take its total subscription base to 11.34 crore.

The country’s biggest operator concerning subscribers and earnings, Vodafone Idea dropped 73.61 lakh subscriptions, to bring its total foundation down to 42.76 crore readers, the data showed.

Bharti Airtel’s total subscriber base stood at 34.16 crore at the end of October, as around 18.64 lakh Airtel subscriptions were lost during the month.


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