Reliance Jio adds 91 lakh new subscribers in October: TRAI

New Delhi: Reliance Jio added 91 lakh, new subscribers, in October, taking its total subscriber base at 36.51 crores, according to the latest data released by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

Vodafone Idea added 1.9 lakh new subscribers while Airtel added 81,974 subscribers, TRAI said.

In October, 40.8 lakh subscribers submitted their requests for mobile number portability (MNP). With this, the cumulative MNP requests increased from 45.7 crores at the end of September to 46.1 crores at the end of October since the
implementation of MNP.

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Total wireless subscribers (2G, 3G, and 4G) increased from 117.3 crores at the end of September to 118.3 crores at the end of October, thereby registering a monthly growth rate of 0.82 percent.

Wireless subscriptions in urban areas increased from 65.9 crores to 66.2 crores while in rural areas it increased from 51.4 crores to 52 crores.

The top five service providers constituted 98.9 percent market share of the total broadband subscribers at the end of October. These service providers were Reliance Jio (36.5 crores), Bharti Airtel (13.2 crores), Vodafone Idea (11.5 crores), BSNL (2.2 crores) and Atria Convergence (15 lakh).

Bharti Airtel has the maximum proportion (95.05 percent) of its active wireless subscribers (VLR) as against its total wireless subscribers (HLR) on the date of peak VLR in October and MTNL has the minimum proportion of VLR (27.82 percent) of its HLR during the same period.

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