Airtel has now overtaken Vodafone Idea in February to turn into the second-largest cellular telecom operator in India. According to the most recent information from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the corporate added 9 lakh subscribers in February. Vodafone Idea, in the meantime, has lost over 34 lakh subscribers throughout the identical interval. Reliance Jio retained its position at the top, including over 62 lakh subscribers during the course of this month.
Another operator that has successfully elevated its subscribers throughout February was the State-owned BSNL. It added around four lakh subscribers as the general wi-fi market elevated from 156 crores to 160 crores. Another state-owned operator, MTNL, has lost around 5,000 subscribers throughout the identical interval. Meanwhile, wi-fi subscriptions in city areas fell from 64.4 crores to 64.3 crores throughout February. Subscription numbers in rural areas, however, elevated to 51 crores throughout the identical interval.
Airtel did lose its dominance in the market once Jio entered, but now it’s gonna be good competition between the two giants, and hopefully, the end-users will be benefitted.