According to a Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) report, Reliance Jio won big in May, with over 3 million cellular consumers joining its network. Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea (Vi), and BSNL all saw a drop in customer numbers. The most subscribers were lost by Bharti Airtel, followed by Vi and BSNL. Reliance Jio’s monthly growth rate was 0.83 percent, and it’s worth mentioning that it was the only telecom operator to add subscribers under the COVID-19 pandemic’s lockdown restrictions.
Reliance Jio’s wireless subscriber market share increased from 36.15 percent at the end of April to 36.64 percent at the end of May, according to the TRAI’s May report for the month of May 2021. Reliance Jio increased its customer base by 3.55 million, bringing the total number of subscribers to 431.22 million. Bharti Airtel, on the other hand, lost the most users in May, at 4.61 million. Its market share dropped from 29.83 percent in late April to 29.60 percent in late May.
Vi’s losing record continued in May, as the company lost 4.28 million members, dropping its market share from 23.83 percent to 23.59 percent. With a loss of 0.88 million members, BSNL’s wireless subscriber market share fell to 9.89 percent.
Reliance Jio also dominates the broadband industry, with a 55.65% market share (wired and wireless). Jio has made the most progress in the wireless broadband segment, where it has a substantial advantage. BSNL continues to be the market leader in wired broadband.
Reliance Jio, with 431.23 million members, Bharti Airtel, with 189.49 million subscribers, Vi, with 119.63 million subscribers, BSNL, with 16.44 million subscribers, and Tikona, with 0.32 million users, were the top five cellular broadband service providers in May 2021. BSNL leads the wired broadband segment with 6.03 million users, followed by Bharti Airtel with 3.24 million. The top five are Reliance Jio (3 million customers), Atria Convergence Technologies (1.87 million users), and Hathway (1.07 million subscribers).