Nearly 75% of net wireless subscriptions in September were for RJio
New entrant, Reliance Jio has been gaining many customers since its launch in September and has now topped the charts in the case of net additions to wireless subscriptions in that month.
Quickly gaining traction in the telecom market, Reliance Jio had the highest number of wireless subscriptions in the month of September, as per Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s report on Friday.
The new entrant had 15,979,745 out of 20,857,840 total subscriptions in that month.
Next to rank was Bharti Airtel with 2,432,282 subscribers and Idea followed next with 1,913,319 subscribers.
Also the lowest to rank was Tata Communications who lost 1,223,178 subscribers in September.
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RJio also ranked among the top five Wireless Broadband Service providers that were - Bharti Airtel (44.25 million), Vodafone (35.93 million), Idea Cellular (30.72 million), Reliance Communications (16.62 million) and Reliance Jio (16.00 million).
By end of November the company had crossed the 50 million subscriber target with estimates of RJio gaining 1,000 subscribers per minute.
The company’s opening offer to its customers was free services till December 31 which has now been extended till March 31.
The company had also given discounts and other offers to buyers of iPhone 7, that was launched in September itself.
“Wireline subscriber base declined from 24.51 million at the end of Aug-16 to 24.49 million at the end of Sep-16. Net decline in the wireline subscriber base was 0.02 million with a monthly decline rate of 0.07%,” TRAI said.