TRAI data: Reliance Jio has added more than 6 million subscribers in June

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According to new data from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Mukesh Ambani owned Reliance Jio has added more than six million subscribers, taking its market share to over 10 percent.

TRAI data: Reliance Jio has added more than 6 million subscribers

While India's largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel added just over two million, taking the overall market share to 23.65 percent, Vodafone India added 0.98 million customers. The third-largest carrier Idea Cellular added 35,541 customers in June.

The data says that the number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 1,204.98 million at the end of May-17 to 1,210.84 million at the end of June-17, thereby showing a monthly growth rate of 0.49 percent.

The urban subscription increased from 697.06 million at the end of May-17 to 700.96 million at the end of June-17, and the rural subscription also increased from 507.92 million to 509.88 million during the same period. The monthly growth rates of urban and rural subscription were 0.56 percent and 0.39 percent respectively during the month of June-17, the data further said.

Coming to the wireless subscribers', the total wireless subscribers (GSM, CDMA & LTE) increased from 1,180.82 million at the end of May 2017 to 1,186.84 million at the end of June 2017, thereby registering a monthly growth rate of 0.51 percent.

The wireless subscription in urban areas increased from 676.65 million at the end of May 2017 to 680.66 million at the end of June 2017, and wireless subscription in rural areas also increased from 504.18 million to 506.18 million during the same period. The monthly growth rates of urban and rural wireless subscription were 0.59 percent and 0.40 percent respectively.

The data also released the total number of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) connections it received in June. A total of 5.88 million requests was received for MNP. With this, the cumulative MNP requests increased from 283.09 million at the end of May 2017 to 288.97 million at the end of June 2017, since the implementation of MNP.



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