Private telecom operator Reliance Jio ousted state-owned BSNL in August to become the largest landline service provider in the country, according to a TRAI report released Tuesday. This is the first time since the beginning of providing telecommunications services in the country that a private operator has obtained a zero position in the wired telephone segment.
BSNL has been providing wired phone service for the past 22 years, while Jio launched wired phone service 3 years ago.
Domestic landline phone subscriptions rose to 2.59 crore in August from 2.56 crore in July.
State-owned telecommunications companies BSNL and MTNL lost 15,734 and 13,395 landline customers respectively in August.
According to TRAI’s report, the total number of telecom subscribers in the country increased slightly to 117.5 crore in August, with Jio adding the majority of new customers and rural areas at a higher rate than the centers. city.
“The number of phone subscribers in India increased from 1,173.66 million at the end of July 22 to 1,175.08 million at the end of August 22, showing a monthly growth rate of 0.12%. “, TRAI’s subscription report for August 2022 said.
The growth rate of monthly telephone subscribers in urban and rural areas was 0.10 and 0.14%, respectively.
Only Reliance Jio (32.81 lakh) and Bharti Airtel Lakhs (3.26 lakh) gained new mobile customers while private company heavily indebted Vi was the biggest loser in August.
Vi lost 19,58 thousand mobile customers, BSNL 5,67 thousand, MTNL lost 470 and Reliance Communications 32 customers, according to the report.
Domestic broadband subscriptions rose 0.81% to 81.39 crore in August from 80.74 crore in July.
The top five service providers accounted for 98.39% market share in total broadband subscribers in August. Reliance Jio has 42.58 crore broadband subscription, Bharti Airtel 22.39 crore, Vi 12.31 crore, BSNL 2.58 crore and Atrium converging There were 21.3 thousand broadband subscribers in August, according to the report.