- Jio adds 32.4 lakh subscribers in August 2023, leading India’s mobile telecom market.
- Bharti Airtel grows its user base with an additional 12.17 lakh subscribers.
- Vodafone Idea experiences a decline, losing nearly 50,000 users in the same period.
- Mobile Number Portability requests rise to 87.7 crore, indicating a dynamic telecom sector.
Reliance Jio, India’s largest mobile operator, has continued its growth trajectory by adding 32.4 lakh users in August 2023.
This increase in subscribers further solidifies Jio’s position in the Indian telecom market, as detailed in the latest data from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai).
As per a report by PTI, In August, Jio’s wireless subscriber count rose impressively to over 44.57 crore, marking a significant milestone in its operational history.
Despite a slight decrease from July’s 39 lakh additions, this growth underscores Jio’s continued dominance in the sector.
Comparison with Competitors
While Jio made significant gains, Bharti Airtel also saw an increase in its wireless subscriber base, adding 12.17 lakh users in August.
This growth brought Airtel’s total subscriber count to 37.64 crore.
Conversely, Vodafone Idea (Vi) experienced a decline, losing 49,782 users, and its subscriber base dipped to 22.82 crore.
Mobile Number Portability (MNP) Trends
August also witnessed a notable number of subscribers (12.67 million) opting for Mobile Number Portability (MNP).
This increase brought the cumulative MNP requests to 87.7 crore at August’s end, up from 86.4 crore at the end of July, indicating a dynamic shift in user preferences.
Broadband and Wireline Sector Analysis
The broadband sector also saw growth, with total subscribers reaching 87.6 crore, a 0.96% increase from the previous month.
Dominating this segment were service providers like Reliance Jio Infocomm, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea, and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), constituting 98.35% of the market share.
In the wireline segment, Jio and Bharti Airtel continued to add subscribers.
Jio added 1.78 lakh wireline subscribers, and Airtel’s net addition stood at 1.16 lakh in August, contributing to the overall increase in wireline subscribers to over 3 crore.
How many subscribers did Jio add in August 2023?
In August 2023, Jio added 32.4 lakh subscribers, cementing its status as India’s largest mobile operator. This growth is a part of Jio’s continued expansion in the Indian telecom market.
What was the performance of Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea in the same period?
Bharti Airtel also experienced growth, adding 12.17 lakh subscribers in August 2023. In contrast, Vodafone Idea saw a decline, losing 49,782 users, reflecting the competitive nature of the telecom sector.
How significant was the increase in Mobile Number Portability requests?
Mobile Number Portability (MNP) requests significantly increased to 87.7 crore by the end of August 2023, up from 86.4 crore in July. This rise indicates a notable shift in consumer preferences within the telecom sector.