The telecom subscriber base within the nation grew marginally to 1,170.75 million in January, pushed by web buyer acquire within the fastened line section, in response to a sector regulator TRAI report launched on Friday.
The web acquire within the wireline section was 0.28 million prospects whereas cellular telephony recorded a web acquire of 0.09 million subscribers.
Despite the fact that Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel collectively added 0.29 million new prospects, the acquire was offset by BSNL and Vodafone Concept (VIL) shedding 0.28 million prospects.
“The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 1,170.38 million at the end of December 2022 to 1,170.75 million at the end of January 2023, thereby showing a monthly growth rate of 0.03 percent,” the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India stated within the subscriber report for the month of January 2023.
The wireline or fastened line connections within the nation elevated to 27.73 million in January from 27.45 million in December.
The expansion within the wireline section was pushed by Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and Quadrant, which added 0.21 million, 0.11 million and 5,949 prospects, respectively.
State-owned MTNL was the largest loser within the section because it misplaced 29,857 prospects. It was adopted by BSNL, which misplaced 19,781 wireline prospects, Tata Teleservices 9,444, VIL 3,727 and Reliance Communications 275 prospects.
Within the cellular telephony or wi-fi section, Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel added 1.65 million and 1.28 million prospects, respectively. BSNL, VIL and MTNL mitigated the expansion within the section by shedding 1.48 million, 1.35 million and a couple of,960 cellular subscribers, respectively.
The broadband subscriber base within the nation grew to 839.18 million in January from 832.2 million in December.
“Top five service providers constituted 98.39 per cent market share of the total broadband subscribers at the end of January-23. These service providers were Reliance Jio Infocomm (434.02 million), Bharti Airtel (237.40 million), Vodafone Idea (125.03 million), BSNL (27.05 million) and Atria Convergence (2.14 million),” TRAI stated.