Reliance Jio records highest growth in October 2016

Bharti Airtel continues to be the leading telecom player in the industry, followed by Vodafone and Idea

GN Bureau | January 10, 2017


#Reliance Jio   #Mukesh Ambani   #Airtel   #Vodafone   #Idea   #TRAI  

 Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio network has recorded highest growth rate in subscriber base in October 2016.

The network has seen a net addition of more than one crore subscriber base, recording a growth rate of 122.86 percent, according to the monthly highlights of telecom subscription data released by telecom regulatory authority of India (TRAI).
 
The growth in subscriptions is a result of lucrative plans Reliance Jio offered at the time of its launch on September 1.
 
Mukesh Ambani announced that Reliance Jio customers will never be charged for mobile telephony and they will have access to mobile 4G internet at dirt cheap prices.
 
Other big players like Bharti Airtel and Vodafone, on the other hand, showed minuscule growth rate at 0.90 percent and 0.59 percent in that month, respectively.   
 
Irrespective of the net addition, Reliance Jio’s market share is only 3.30 percent in the wireless market. Bharti Airtel continues to be the leading telecom player in the industry with market share of 24.32 percent, followed by Vodafone at 18.72 percent and Idea at 17.17 percent.
 
As of October, India’s wireless subscriber base stood at 1,078.42 million. But out of that total, 970.47 million users were active. The proportion of active wireless subscribers was approximately 89.99% of the total wireless subscriber base.
 

Comments

 

Other News

How inequality keeps rising amid pandemic – and is killing people

The world’s ten richest men more than doubled their fortunes from $700 billion to $1.5 trillion (at a rate of $15,000 per second or $1.3 billion a day) during the first two years of a pandemic while the incomes of 99 percent of humanity fall and over 160 million more people forced into poverty. A new

Vistadome coaches on Central Railways a hit with passengers

The Vistadome coaches on Central Railways have received an overwhelming response from passengers. Not only have they boosted tourism and registered an occupancy of 20,407 passengers but also clocked revenue of Rs.2.38 crore between October and December 2021.   The CSMT-Madgaon-CSMT Jansh

Omicron on relentless run: India records 2.68 lakh cases

India is once again caught in a spike of Covid-19 cases, with the highly transmittable omicron driving numbers. The total cases in the country continued to increase on Saturday, recording 2.68 lakh cases in 24 hours. India`s active caseload currently stands at 14,17,820 or 3.85%, while the r

Bill Gates, charity and the dilemma of already successful people

Mantra and the meaning of Success By Rajesh Talwar Bridging Borders, 288 pages Rajesh Talwar, who works as Deputy Legal Adviser to the United Nations Mission in Afghanistan, has written 31 books, and on January 15 he is releasing one more. ‘

An inquisitive reader’s guide to Ramayana, Mahabharata and the Puranas

Essence of the Fifth Veda By Gaurang Damani Divine Destination, 234 pages, Rs 350 ‘Veda’ literally means ‘knowledge’.

Humility: Going beyond binaries to deliver justice to tribals

Being Adivasi: Existence, Entitlements, Exclusion [Part of ‘Rethinking India’ series] Edited by Abhay Flavian Xaxa and G.N. Devy Penguin, xxvi+182 pages, Rs 699 ‘Being Adivasi: Existence, Entitlements, Exclusion’ (Penguin India), edited by

Visionary Talk: Farmer`s Agitation, Rakesh Tikait with Kailashnath Adhikari


Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter