Bhubaneswar: Continuing its leadership in new subscriber addition in Odisha, Reliance Jio has once again topped with net addition of 3.03 lakh subscribers in the month of April 2019, revealed the recently released telecom subscriber data by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).
As per this TRAI subscriber data for April 2019, net subscriber addition by Reliance Jio in the state stood at 3.03 lakhs followed by a distant second BSNL with net addition of 12,100 subscribers in this period.
All other service providers lost lakhs of subscribers in this month, bringing down the overall mobile subscriber base in the state by 3.47 lakhs to 3.23 crores, adds the report.
While Jio continued to be the most preferred mobile service provider in the state adding highest new subscribers in April, among other service providers Vodafone Idea lost the maximum 4.31 lakh subscribers followed by Bharti Airtel which lost 1.26 lakh subscribers and Tata Teleservices which lost 1.05 lakh subscribers in Odisha in April 2019, says the report.
It is worth mentioning here that Reliance Jio has been continuously adding highest number of subscribers in Odisha every month, fuelled by its all 4G network, fast expansion of its 4G network coverage in the hitherto unconnected hinterlands and the hugely popular affordable JioPhone – India ka Smartphone.
Nationally also, Jio maintained its leadership position in new subscriber addition in April 2019, adding over 80 lakh mobile subscribers in the month when most of the other service providers witnessed decline in subscriber base.
As per the TRAI data, overall, India’s broadband subscriber base rose to 56.7 crores in April, swelling 0.78% over the previous month. Reliance Jio notched the highest broadband subscriber base of 31.48 crores, followed by a distant second Airtel (11.14 crores), Vodafone Idea (10.96 crores) and BSNL (2.22 crores).
It may be noted here that, as per the recent financial report released by TRAI on the sector for the quarter ending March 2019, along with over 50% market share of the adjusted gross revenue across the sector in Odisha, Reliance Jio continued to be the market leader in gross revenue with the highest 42.4% market share in the state, leaving all other service providers way behind.
As per the report, Reliance Jio achieved gross revenue of Rs. 403.19 crores in the quarter spanning from Jan-March 2019, followed by Bharti Airtel with Rs. 357.44 crores, Vodafone Idea with 121.9 crores, BSNL with 60.05 crores and Tata Teleservices with 9.22 crores.