Reliance Jio added 0.2 mn wireless subscribers in November 2022: Trai

Bharti Airtel added 0.1 million during the same period.


Mumbai: As per subscription data by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai), Reliance Jio added 0.2 million wireless subscribers at the end of November. Bharti Airtel added 0.1 million during the same period. In November, Vodafone Idea lost 20735 wireless subscribers.

The total number of wireless subscribers decreased from 1,143.63 million to 1,143.04 million in November. The number of wireless subscribers in urban areas increased from 625.18 million to 626.60 million. However, wireless subscriptions in rural areas decreased from 518.45 million to 516.45 million.

As per Trai data, there were 1012.33 active wireless subscribers during the month. Reliance Jio had the highest number of active wireless subscribers at 388.00 million, followed by Bharti Airtel at 359.00 million and Vodafone Idea at 209.70 million. BSNL had 54.96 million active wireless subscribers.

As per information received from 887 operators in November, Trai found that total broadband subscribers increased from 821.49 million to 825.38 million. The broadband subscribers comprised 792.47 million mobile device users, 31.83 million wired subscribers, and 1.08 million fixed wireless subscribers.

The top five broadband service providers were Reliance Jio Infocomm with 430.18 million subscribers, followed by Bharti Airtel (230.56 million), Vodafone Idea (123.48 million), BSNL (25.85 million), and Atria Convergence (2.14 million).

The top five wired broadband service providers were Reliance Jio Infocomm with 7.38 million subscribers, followed by Bharti Airtel (5.56 million), BSNL (4.02 million), Atria Convergence (2.14 million) and Hathway Cable & Datacom (1.13 million).

The top five wireless broadband service providers were Reliance Jio Infocomm (422.81 million), Bharti Airtel (225 million), Vodafone Idea (123.47 million), BSNL (21.83 million) and Intech Online (0.23 million).

The number of wireline subscribers increased from 26.82 million to 27.13 million in November.

The number of telephone subscribers in India decreased from 1,170.45 million to 1,170.18 million. Urban telephone subscriptions decreased from 649.99 million to  651.68 million. However, rural subscriptions also increased from 520.46 million to 518.50  million.

During November, a total of 12.02 million requests were received for mobile number portability (MNP).

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