Airtel, Vodafone Idea Lose 30 Million Users: TRAI
New Delhi: Telecom operators Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea lost 14.5 million and 15.1 million subscribers respectively, as Reliance Jio added 9.4 million in March this year, TRAI data revealed.
According to TRAI, the wireless subscriber base of Vodafone Idea at the end of March 2019 was 394.8 million. The company in its quarterly results for the last quarter of 2018-19 had shown the total user base at 3341 million.
Bharti Airtel’s mobile subscriber base was 3251 million, and that of rival Reliance Jio was 3067 million as on March 2019.
“Total wireless subscribers declined from 1183.68 million at the end of Feb-19 to 1,161.81 million at the end of Mar-19, thereby registering a monthly decline rate of 1.85 percent,” said the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) report released on Tuesday.
The wireless subscription in urban areas declined to 650.49 million in March end from 656.57 million in February end, and rural user base also plunged to 511.32 million from 52711 million during the period.
Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel together shed 29.6 million users by March-end compared to February.
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