Airtel Is Witnessing a Steady Growth in Wireless and Wired Subscriber Base: TRAI Data

Bharti Airtel witnessed a net addition of 412,767 wireless subscribers in September as per the data reported by TRAI. Airtel witnessed steady growth in its wireless and wired subscriber base for the last three months. The telco continuously added wireless subscribers for the last 3 months in two circles (Haryana and Odisha) where the entry-level tariff was hiked.

Highlights

  • Bharti Airtel holds 31.80 % market share in terms of Wireless subscribers as on September 30, 2022.
  • As of September 30, 2022, the Wireline Subscriber Base of Bharti Airtel stood at 5.27 million.

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Airtel Is Witnessing a Steady Growth in Wireless and Wired Subscriber Base: TRAI Data

Bharti Airtel has been very aggressive in announcing 5G services and the same time, leading the Industry to correct the unsustainable tariffs induced by competition in the market. At this juncture, we know telecom enthusiasts would be curious to understand the subscriber scenario and the associated aspects of the telco. Thankfully, TRAI has released the Telecom Subscription Data for September 2022, and let's now look into the wireless and wired subscriber metrics concerning Bharti Airtel.




To make it easy, we have mapped the cities and airports where Airtel 5G is announced against the respective circles' wireless subscriber base and added comments

Wireless Subscriber Data for the Last 3 Months

Sl. NoCircleJul 2022Aug 2022Sep 2022VLR (%)5G AnnouncementsComment
1Andhra Pradesh & Telangana31662370316935153177435099.03HyderabadContinuous subscriber addition.
2Assam1,02,67,3971,03,50,5891,04,38,12499.2GuwahatiContinuous subscriber addition.
3Bihar3,88,16,3333,91,54,6213,93,67,22391.17
4Delhi163042841635887816438020102.66YesContinuous subscriber addition.
5Gujarat115031481137145111252833107.85
6Haryana624068362814896314298106.26Panipat, GurugramRecently Tariff Hiked Circle. Subscriber Growth is recorded.
7Himachal Pradesh332050533513753368664102.22
8J & K58352595848363587031892.5
9Karnataka30818598308828623092083996.37Bengaluru, Kempegowda International AirportContinuous subscriber addition.
10Kerala782736578083807821693103.97
11Kolkata57075785682836568724196.42
12Madhya Pradesh15341652153446211534253797.48
13Maharashtra204418672043891520547335106.22Nagpur, Pune AirportGained subscribers in Sept.
14Mumbai93729239359238939093593.69YesGained subscribers in Sept.
15North East574482257498875780529105.01
16Odisha11214048112349511130218898.04Recently Tariff Hiked Circle. A good subscriber growth is recorded.
17Punjab11993803120271931205357299.68
18Rajasthan22039493221599782211158799.31
19Tamil Nadu271389322708205427160209100.65ChennaiGained subscribers in Sept.
20U.P.(E)36775541365080803616440796.88Varanasi, Lal Bahadur Shastri International AirportLosing Subscribers.
21U.P.(W )187753621875885718692418100.01
22West Bengal16339802163598371642141794.38SiliguriContinuous subscriber addition.
23Total36348176536380797036422073798.56Industry Highest VLR.
24Net Addition513472326205412767Overall continuous subscriber addition.

Bharti Airtel holds 31.80 % market share in terms of Wireless subscribers as on September 30, 2022. The telco witnessed a monthly growth of 0.11% in wireless subscribers, and with highest VLR of 98.56% recorded for the same month.

Also Read: Airtel Tariff Hike in Haryana and Odisha a Positive Move: ICICI Securities

Airtel 5G Launch Announcements:

As of today, Airtel 5G Plus Service is available at 3 Airports and 11 Cities. You can read about Airtel 5G Launch Timeline and Complete Locations of 5G Availability from the link below.

Also Read: Airtel 5G: A Look at the Aggressive 5G Rollout Timeline

Wireline Subscriber Base for Last 3 Months:

Sl. NoCircleJul-22Aug-22Sep-225G Announcements
1Andhra Pradesh & Telangana367718376860388080Hyderabad
2Assam121221317214230Guwahati
3Bihar0045704
4Delhi178746718068921826346Yes
5Gujarat162226166291166931
6Haryana618976348385590Panipat, Gurugram
7Himachal Pradesh178718502953
8J & K465074788765203
9Karnataka953479968656983541Bengaluru, Kempegowda International Airport
10Kerala816928252583486
11Kolkata172826173913177461
12Madhya Pradesh374060381161390766
13Maharashtra305167313389325396Nagpur, Pune Airport
14Mumbai486075491343497526Yes
15North East000
16Odisha010661046
17Punjab193053196752199686
18Rajasthan157827164538169407
19Tamil Nadu699543708694728365Chennai
20U.P.(E)122755144667148497Varanasi, Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport
21U.P.(W )917549393995971
22West Bengal007578Siliguri
23Total607795561970786403763
24Net Addition119123206685

As of September 30, 2022, the Wireline Subscriber Base of Bharti Airtel stood at 5.27 million, and the Market Share of Wireline Subscribers stood at 24.19%.

Airtel Subscriber Base at the end of September 2022:

Broadband (wired + wireless) subscribers: 225.09 million with 27.58 % market share
Wireless Broadband Subscribers: 219.82 million

Also Read: Airtel Mobile Business Shows an Organic Growth

Conclusion:

Airtel witnessed overall growth in its wireless subscriber base for the last three months. In line with the insights we shared earlier about how - Airtel Mobile Business showed Organic growth - for the month of September as well, Airtel continued the addition of subscribers.

Now, with the tariff correction, let's see how the numbers fare going forward. As we believe more in organic growth, irrespective of consumer acceptance, there is a definite need for tariff correction, which has already started.

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