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After the launch of 5G, the dominance of Reliance Jio and Airtel in the telecom sector is increasing rapidly. According to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Jio has added 32.8 lakh new users to its network in August. With this, the number of users of Jio network has increased to 41.92 crore. Earlier in July, Jio had added 29.4 lakh new users to its network.
3.26 lakh new users added to Bharti Airtel
Bharti Airtel added 3.26 lakh new users in August. After which the number of Airtel users has increased to 36.38 crores. Earlier in July, 5.1 lakh new users were added.
At the same time, the users of Vodafone Idea are continuously decreasing. Vodafone-Idea company’s 19.58 lakh users have left the network in August. With this, the total number of users of the company has come down to 25.31 crores.
1175 million mobile phone users in the country
The number of mobile phone users in the country has increased by 0.12% in the month of August. At present, there are about 1175 million mobile phone users in the country. In July this figure was 117.3 crores.
Jio number one even in wireline service
The country’s leading private telecom company Reliance Jio in August became the country’s largest fixed-line service provider, overtaking state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL). According to TRAI, Jio’s wireline (fixed line) subscribers reached 73.52 lakh in August, while BSNL’s user base stood at 71.32 lakh. With this, the number of wireline subscribers in the country increased to 2.59 crore in August, from 2.56 crore in July.
Jio added 2.62 lakh new customers, Bharti Airtel 1.19 lakh, while Vodafone Idea (Vi) and Tata Teleservices added 4,202 and 3,769 new customers, respectively, during the period.
Jio’s 36.48% market share
According to TRAI, the market share of Reliance Jio has increased from 36.23% to 36.48% in the telecom market, while the market share of Bharti Airtel has reached 31.66%. At the same time, Vodafone-Idea’s stake has come down to 22.03%.
5G service started from October 1
5G mobile services have started from October 1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services at the Indian Mobile Congress. However, Airtel and Jio have started 5G service in select cities only.