Vodafone Concept loses 43 lakh subscribers in June; Jio provides 55 lakh customers: TRAI
The tough patch for Vodafone Concept continued because the embattled telecom operator misplaced much more cell subscribers in June. In the meantime, rivals Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel gained extra customers through the month, in accordance with knowledge launched by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Monday.
Vodafone Concept misplaced 42.89 lakh customers throughout June, whereas Reliance Jio gained 54.66 lakh subscribers and Bharti Airtel added 38.12 lakh to its person base. State run BSNL misplaced 9.93 lakh subscribers, whereas MTNL’s subscriber base eroded by 4,846 customers through the month.
The general person base of Vodafone Concept shrunk to 27.33 crore on the finish of June because the teleco struggled to remain afloat. The identical for Jio grew to 43.66 crore, maintaining the Mukesh Ambani-led telecom service supplier within the lead. Bharti Airtel noticed its subscriber base develop to 35.21 crore throughout this era.
General, the variety of phone subscribers in India elevated to 120.2 crore on the finish of June 2021, a month-to-month progress charge of 0.34 per cent. City phone subscription was up, however the rural subscriptions dipped marginally in June.
“As per the reviews acquired from 440 operators within the month of June, 2021, the variety of broadband subscribers elevated from 780.27 million (about 78 crore) on the finish of Could-21 to 792.78 million (about 79.2 crore) on the finish of June-21 with a month-to-month progress charge of 1.60 per cent,” the info by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) confirmed.
Reliance Jio additionally added essentially the most subscribers in wireline connections, onboarding 1.87 lakh new customers in that class, taking the general tally to 38.94 lakh. Bharti Airtel added 97,575 wireline customers in June, pushing up its person base to 49.39 lakh crore. Vodafone Concept added 7,190 wi-fi subscribers, taking its person base within the phase to five.43 lakh.
The highest 5 service suppliers constituted 98.77 per cent market share of the entire broadband subscribers on the finish of June.
“These service suppliers had been Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Concept, BSNL and Atria Convergence,” TRAI mentioned.
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TRAI’s month-to-month subscriber knowledge for June comes at a time when Vodafone Concept is struggling to remain afloat in a three-private-player market. Billionaire Kumar Mangalam Birla not too long ago stepped down as chairman of Vodafone Concept Ltd, inside two months of providing handy over Aditya Birla Group’s stake within the telco over to the federal government, in a bid to avert a disaster for the telecom firm.
As per the Q1 report card launched by the telco, the entire gross debt (excluding lease liabilities and together with curiosity accrued however not due) as of June 30, 2021 of Vodafone Concept stood at ₹1,91,590 crore, comprising of deferred spectrum fee obligations of ₹1,06,010 crore and adjusted gross income (AGR) legal responsibility of ₹62,180 crore which can be as a result of authorities.