Mukesh Ambani-driven telecom operator Reliance Jio has added 13.1 million mobile subscribers in September where other telecom operators Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea lost 2.3 million, 2.6 million and 4 million mobile subscribers respectively.
According to telecom industry body COAI’s data, Airtel, Vodafone Idea combined lost over 9 million subscribers in the month.
However, Airtel continued to hold top position with 343.52 million subscribers followed by Reliance Jio which recently crossed the 250 million mark for its subscriber base, taking its total subscribers to over 252 million at the end of September. In August, Jio had over 239 million subscribers.
Vodafone and Idea had subscriber base of over 221 million and 213 million respectively. As of September, Airtel, Vodafone and Idea held market shares of 33.75%, 21.80% and 20.94% respectively.
The UP (East) circle remained at the top with a total of 87.53 million subscribers followed by Maharashtra at 84.70 million subscribers, the report said.
Rajan S Mathews, Director General, COAI said “All the operators have expanded their services across the country, and have begun heavily diversifying their services beyond voice & data for the consumer”.
The report did not state monthly subscriber figures of BSNL, MTNL, Tata and RCom.