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Jio with 36.9 cr users emerges as the largest telecom player: Trai data



New Delhi, January 16 () Reliance Jio has become the largest telecom operator with 36.9 crore mobile subscribers in November 2019, according to data released by telecom regulator Trai on Thursday.

Vodafone Idea reported a total mobile subscriber base of 33.62 crore and Bharti Airtel to 32.73 crore customers for November 2019.

Total number of subscribers in the country fell by 2.4 per cent to 117.58 crore in November from 120.48 crore in October.

Mobile subscriber base, which dominates general telecommunications, fell by 2.43 per cent to 115.43 crore in November from 118.34 crore in October with Vodafone Idea losing the highest number of subscribers.

Vodafone Idea lost 3.6 crore customers this month.

Reliance Jio added 56 new lakh customers, followed by Bharti Airtel which added 1

6.59 lakh new subscribers and BSNL 3.41 lakh.

Fixed-line connections also declined to 2.12 crore in November 2019 from 2.14 crore in October.

BSNL continued to register a dip in the subscriber base. BSNL lost 1.64 lakh fixed-line customers and the subscriber base slipped to seven digits for the first time at 98.3 lakh.

Reliance Jio fixed line customer base reached 7 digits to 10.23 lakh with the addition of 43,198 new connections.

The number of broadband subscribers in the country grew by 2.67 per cent to 66.12 crore in November from 64.4 crore in October.

"The top five service providers accounted for 98.99 percent market share of total broadband subscribers at the end of November 2019," Trai said.

Reliance Jio Infocomm led the map with 37 crore subscribers, Bharti Airtel 13.99 crore, Vodafone Idea 11.98 crore, BSNL 2.25 crore and Atria Convergence 15 lakh, according to Trai data. PRS MR MR


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