Jio Attracts 16.8 Lakh New Users In 30 Days, Airtel Adds 8 Lakh New Users | Vodafone Lost 15.7 Lakh Users
Jio gained 16.8 lakh mobile subscribers in April, consolidating its lead in the market.
Airtel added 8.1 lakh users.
Vodafone Idea lost about 15.7 lakh mobile subscribers during April.
Its active user count also fell from 226.08 million to 222.33 million.
With the addition, Jio’s mobile user count now goes up to 40.5 crore.
However it lost active subscribers, taking the tally from 378.95 million to 378.85 million, a negligible difference, yet a negative one.
Airtel was also a net gainer, having added 8.1 lakh mobile subscribers.
Its total mobile subscriber tally now amounts to 36.11 crore.
However, it lost 3.1 million active users during the month of April 2022.
Its active user count fell from 355.78 million active users to 352.68 million.
In contrast, Vodafone Idea lost 15.68 lakh subscribers during the month, and its base slipped to 25.9 crore.
BSNL is yet another telco to have shrunk its active user base.
It declined from 59.82 million to 59.31 million.
Wireless users in India
India’s total wireless subscribers count increased marginally to 114.3 crore at the end of April.
Wireless subscription in urban areas decreased to 62.4 crore at the end of April.
Meanwhile in rural markets it increased to 51.8 crore.
Monthly growth rates of urban and rural wireless subscription were -0.07 per cent and 0.20 per cent respectively.
Broadband users in India
Total broadband subscribers increased slightly to 78.87 crore.
Reliance Jio added 0.33 million new users in the wireline segment, thanks to its aggressive efforts to drive growth with JioFiber.
Airtel and Vi also added 0.07 million and 0.02 million new wireline users.
BSNL however lost wireline users.
The number of active users of jio stood at 93% or 377.6 million, 98% or 353.7 million for Airtel and 86% or 222.7 million for Vodafone Idea.
Jio’s inactive subscribers remaining steady at 24-27 million over February-April indicates the completion of the telco’s subscriber cleanup which could drive higher reported subscriber additions in the future.
It was also the only telco to add rural and urban subscribers, while VIL lost subscribers on both fronts.
Jio continued to have the highest urban subscribers at 56%, followed by Bharti at 52% and Vodafone Idea at 50%.
Top five service providers constituted 98.4 per cent market share.
They include Reliance Jio (41.1 crore), Bharti Airtel (21.5 crore), Vodafone Idea (12.2 crore).
Jio commanded 35.5% of subscriber market share, the highest.
It is followed by Airtel with a 31.6% share and Vodafone Idea ended April with 22.7% share,