Reliance Jio added more than 5.47 million subscribers in June, while Vodafone Idea lost more than 4.28 million subscribers in the same month, suggests the latest report from the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). Airtel gained more than 3.81 million subscribers, ending its losing streak. In May, Airtel lost more than 4.6 million subscribers. Reliance Communication also saw 917 subscriber additions. Along with Vodafone Idea, BSNL also lost 0.99 million subscribers in June. Reliance Jio’s wireless subscriber market share was 36.98 percent at the end of June, with Airtel coming in second with 29.82 percent market share.
TRAI’s June 2021 report reveals that Reliance Jio’s wireless subscriber market share increased from 36.64 percent at the end of May to 36.98 percent on June 30th. Reliance Jio added 5.47 million subscribers, reaching a total subscriber base of 546.65 million. Bharti Airtel added 3.81 million subscribers in June. Its market share increased from 29.60% at the end of May to 29.82% at the end of June.
Vodafone Idea continued its loss streak with a loss of more than 4.28 million subscribers in June. Its market share dropped from 23.59 percent in May to 23.15 percent in June. BSNL’s wireless subscriber market share was 9.77 percent, with a loss of 0.99 million subscribers.
Vi’s financial losses are making headlines, with Aditya Birla Group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla offering the government his stake in VIL’s debt. Birla said that without the immediate active support of the government, VIL’s financial situation will reach an “unrecoverable point of collapse”.
Reliance Jio commands the broadband segment (wired + wireless) also with 55.49 percent market share at the end of June. The top five wireless broadband service providers as of June 2021 were Reliance Jio with 436.69 million subscribers, Bharti Airtel with 193.74 million subscribers, Vi with 121.41 million subscribers, BSNL with 16 .67 million subscribers and Tikona with 0.31 million subscribers. While Reliance Jio governs the wireless broadband segment, BSNL is at the top of the pyramid in the wired broadband segment, with 6.03 million subscribers.
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