Reliance Jio saw an increase of 3.90 million wireless subscribers, and Airtel gained 1.51 million users. In contrast, BSNL and Vi lost 1.40 million and 1.32 million wireless users, respectively. However, the important metric lies in the net growth or loss of active customers by these telecom companies.
According to the latest monthly performance indicators report of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel emerged as the only telecom operators to expand their wireless subscriber base in July 2023. In contrast, the decline in wireless subscribers continued at BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) and Vodafone Idea (Vi). Here is a detailed description of the data:
Wireless Subscriber Trends for Jio, Airtel, BSNL and Vodafone Idea:
Reliance Jio saw an increase of 3.90 million wireless subscribers, while Airtel added 1.51 million users. In contrast, BSNL and Vi lost 1.40 million and 1.32 million wireless users, respectively. However, it is important to note that the most important metric lies in the number of active customers these telecom companies add or lose.
During the same month, Reliance Jio added 1.45 million active wireless users, taking its total to 415.94 million in July 2023, up from 414.49 million the previous month.
Bharti Airtel contributed 3.15 million active wireless users to its roster in July 2023, taking its total active customer base to 375.92 million. On the other hand, Vodafone Idea lost 0.43 million active wireless users, while BSNL lost 0.36 million users. The trend of subscriber additions and subtractions continued, with Airtel and Jio gaining active wireless users, while BSNL and Vi saw declines.
Wireline Subscriber Trends for Jio, Airtel, BSNL and Vodafone Idea:
Airtel and Jio continued to attract wireline users on a monthly basis. Jio welcomed 0.19 million wireline users, while Airtel added 0.15 million wireline users. In contrast, BSNL and Vodafone Idea lost 0.041 million and 0.005 million wireline users during the same month.
Vodafone Idea’s active subscriber base came close to falling below the 200 million mark as it lost 0.43 million active wireless users during the month. Although customer migration has slowed to some extent, the telco continues to face challenges. Despite offering the industry’s most affordable prepaid plans, Vi’s short-term outlook remains challenging.