Reliance JIO overtakes Bharti Airtel to Become 2nd Largest Telecom Operator in India

Updated: Jan 13

Reliance Industries’ telecom unit Jio crossed rival Bharti Airtel to become India’s second-largest operator by subscribers as of May, government data showed. The company JIO is owned by the richest man of Asia “Mukesh Ambani“.

In May the company has added 8.2 million subscribers…on the other hand Airtel, Vodafone Idea saw a decline in their subscriber base. And the total user base of JIO touches 322.98 million. While Airtel has 320.38 million & Vodafone Idea has 387.55 million subscribers (which makes them the Largest Telecom Operator in India).

According to TRAI, Vodafone Idea has 33.36 percent of the market share, followed by Reliance Jio with 27.80 percent and Bharti Airtel with 27.58 percent. BSNL and Tata Tele have 9.98 percent and 0.30 percent market share, respectively.

The TRAI data also showed that the total number of wireless subscribers in the country marginally declined from 1,162.30 million to 1,161.86 million. The regulator also revealed that as of May 31, the private operators accounted for 89.72 percent of the total cellular subscribers in the country, whereas the state-owned BSNL and MTNL had a 10.28 percent market share.

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