According to the June 2021 report of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), there are 3812530 new customers added to Airtel in the month of June this year. Whereas a month ago in May, 46.13 lakh customers left Airtel.
Bharti Airtel has once again made a strong comeback. According to the June 2021 report of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Airtel has 38,12,530 new customers added in the month of June this year. Whereas a month ago in May, 46.13 lakh customers left Airtel.
Increase in Telecom Subscriber Base: TRAI
The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 1,198.50 million at the end of May-21 to 1,202.57 million at the end of June-21, thereby showing a monthly growth rate of 0.34%. Urban telephone subscription increased from 661.18 million at the end of May-21 to 666.10 million at the end of Jun-21, however, the rural subscription decreased from 537.32 million to 536.47 million during the same period. The monthly growth rates of urban and rural telephone subscription were 0.74% and -0.16% respectively during the month of June-21.
As on 30 June, 2021, the private access service providers held 89.95% market share of the wireless subscribers whereas BSNL and MTNL, the two PSU access service providers, had a market share of only 10.05%.
Among the private access service providers, Reliance Jio held 36.98% market share, Airtel held 29.82% market share and Vodafone Idea held 23.15% market share. The remaining 0.01% market share was held by Reliance Communications.
Vodafone Idea lost 42.89 lakh wireless subscribers in June 2021 while during the same period, Reliance Jio and Airtel added 54.66 lakh and 38.12 lakh wireless subscribers, respectively.
On a monthly, basis, Vodafone Idea’s subscriber base had contracted by 1.55% while that of Reliance Jio and Airtel increased by 1.27% and 1.09%, respectively.
Out of the total wireless subscribers (1,180.83 million), 984.79 million wireless subscribers were active on the date of peak Visitor Location Register (VLR) in the month of June-21. The proportion of active wireless subscribers was approximately 83.40% of the total wireless subscriber base.
Bharti Airtel has the maximum proportion (97.62%) of its active wireless subscribers (VLR) as against its total wireless subscribers (Home Location Register, or HLR) on the date of peak VLR in the month of June-21 and MTNL has the minimum proportion of VLR (17.78%) of its HLR during the same period.
As reported by TRAI, Total wireless subscribers increased from 1,176.84 million at the end of May21 to 1,180.83 million at the end of June-21, thereby registering a monthly growth rate of 0.34%. Wireless subscription in urban areas increased from 641.48 million at the end of May-21 to 646.29 million at the end of June-21 however, wireless subscription in rural areas decreased from 535.36 million to 534.54 million during the same period. Monthly growth rates of urban and rural wireless subscription were 0.75% and -0.15% respectively.
Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
In the month of June, 2021, 12.27 million subscribers submitted their requests for Mobile Number Portability (MNP). With this, the cumulative MNP requests increased from 593.61 million at the end of May-21 to 605.88 million at the end of Jun-21, since implementation of MNP.
During the month of June-21, a total of 12.27 million requests were received for MNP. Out of total 12.27 million new requests, 7.31 million requests received from Zone-I and 4.95 million requests received from Zone-II. The cumulative MNP requests increased from 593.61 million at the end of May-21 to 605.88 million at the end of June-21, since the implementation of MNP.
In MNP Zone-I (Northern and Western India), the highest number of requests till date have been received in Maharashtra (about 49.68 million) followed by Rajasthan (about 44.09 million) service area.
In MNP Zone-II (Southern and Eastern India), the highest number of requests till date have been received in Karnataka (about 49.04 million) followed by Andhra Pradesh (about 47.16 million).
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