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.
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
|Sl. No||Circle||Jul 2022||Aug 2022||Sep 2022||VLR (%)||5G Announcements||Comment|
|1||Andhra Pradesh & Telangana||31662370||31693515||31774350||99.03||Hyderabad||Continuous subscriber addition.|
|2||Assam||1,02,67,397||1,03,50,589||1,04,38,124||99.2||Guwahati||Continuous subscriber addition.|
|4||Delhi||16304284||16358878||16438020||102.66||Yes||Continuous subscriber addition.|
|6||Haryana||6240683||6281489||6314298||106.26||Panipat, Gurugram||Recently Tariff Hiked Circle. Subscriber Growth is recorded.|
|8||J & K||5835259||5848363||5870318||92.5|
|9||Karnataka||30818598||30882862||30920839||96.37||Bengaluru, Kempegowda International Airport||Continuous subscriber addition.|
|13||Maharashtra||20441867||20438915||20547335||106.22||Nagpur, Pune Airport||Gained subscribers in Sept.|
|14||Mumbai||9372923||9359238||9390935||93.69||Yes||Gained subscribers in Sept.|
|16||Odisha||11214048||11234951||11302188||98.04||Recently Tariff Hiked Circle. A good subscriber growth is recorded.|
|19||Tamil Nadu||27138932||27082054||27160209||100.65||Chennai||Gained subscribers in Sept.|
|20||U.P.(E)||36775541||36508080||36164407||96.88||Varanasi, Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport||Losing Subscribers.|
|22||West Bengal||16339802||16359837||16421417||94.38||Siliguri||Continuous subscriber addition.|
|23||Total||363481765||363807970||364220737||98.56||Industry Highest VLR.|
|24||Net Addition||513472||326205||412767||Overall 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.
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.
|Sl. No||Circle||Jul-22||Aug-22||Sep-22||5G Announcements|
|1||Andhra Pradesh & Telangana||367718||376860||388080||Hyderabad|
|8||J & K||46507||47887||65203|
|9||Karnataka||953479||968656||983541||Bengaluru, Kempegowda International Airport|
|13||Maharashtra||305167||313389||325396||Nagpur, Pune Airport|
|20||U.P.(E)||122755||144667||148497||Varanasi, Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport|
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%.
Broadband (wired + wireless) subscribers: 225.09 million with 27.58 % market share
Wireless Broadband Subscribers: 219.82 million
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.
This post was last modified on November 22, 2022 3:40 pm
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