Bharti Airtel Continuously Added Subscribers for 12 Straight Months: TRAI

From 355,294,534 subscribers in November 2021 to 365,025,846 subscribers in October 2022, Airtel has come a long way in the competitive Indian market. If we look at the numbers, no other telco in the market has had such continuous subscriber growth for the last 12 months, which is not an easy feat.

Highlights

  • This milestone achievement comes at a time when there are stiff competitive offerings in the market in both prepaid and postpaid segments.
  • In October 2022, Airtel added subscribers in 16 circles while lost subscribers in 6 circles. Overall the telco has a net addition of 805,109 subscribers.
  • Airtel 5G Plus services are live in 14 cities across 12 circles.

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Bharti Airtel Continuously Added Subscribers for 12 Straight Months

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released the telecom subscription data for October today. As you know, we actively follow the subscriber additions and growth circles, and so did we today, which resulted in some interesting insights. India is one of the most intensively competitive markets, and the subscriber data as of October 31, 2022, marks a milestone for Bharti Airtel amidst the lucrative market offerings. Read to know why.




Airtel Records Continuous Subscriber Addition for the last 12 Months

MonthTRAI DataTotal SubscribersNet Addition
Month 1Nov 2021355,294,5341,318,251
Month 2Dec 2021355,769,615475,081
Month 3Jan 2022356,483,814714,199
Month 4Feb 2022358,075,6351,591,821
Month 5Mar 2022360,331,2642,255,629
Month 6Apr 2022361,147,280816,016
Month 7May 2022362,175,1611,027,881
Month 8Jun 2022362,968,293793,132
Month 9Jul 2022363,481,765513,472
Month 10Aug 2022363,807,970326,205
Month 11Sep 2022364,220,737412,767
Month 12Oct 2022365,025,846805,109

From 355,294,534 subscribers in November 2021 to 365,025,846 subscribers in October 2022, Airtel has come a long way in a competitive market. If we look at the numbers, no other telco in the market has had such continuous subscriber growth for the last 12 months, which is not an easy feat. This milestone achievement comes at a time when there is stiff competition, and the market offerings include Night Unlimited, Reduced Postpaid Rentals with added benefits, Weekend Rollover, and Every Day more value tariff components and benefits.

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Airtel Wireless Subscribers for October 2022

Sl. NoCircle - AirtelSep 2022Oct 2022Subscriber Gain/Loss5G Plus Announcement
1Andhra Pradesh & Telangana31,774,35031,881,272106,922Yes
2Assam10,438,12410,502,84264,718Yes
3Bihar39,367,22339,544,824177,601Yes
4Delhi16,438,02016,546,528108,508Yes
5Gujarat11,252,83311,240,322-12,511
6Haryana6,314,2986,385,78471,486Yes
7Himachal Pradesh3,368,6643,397,36728,703Yes
8Jammu & Kashmir5,870,3185,840,123-30,195
9Karnataka30,920,83930,969,95349,114Yes
10Kerala7,821,6937,842,75521,062
11Kolkata5,687,2415,688,040799
12Madhya Pradesh15,342,53715,289,095-53,442
13Maharashtra & Goa20,547,33520,649,914102,579Yes
14Mumbai9,390,9359,462,95272,017Yes
15North East5,780,5295,798,01517,486
16Odisha11,302,18811,360,06257,874
17Punjab12,053,57212,105,74052,168
18Rajasthan22,111,58721,978,942-132,645
19Tamil Nadu27,160,20927,255,08094,871Yes
20Uttar Pradesh East36,164,40736,158,120-6,287Yes
21Uttar Pradesh West18,692,41818,635,968-56,450
22West Bengal16,421,41716,492,14870,731Yes
Total364,220,737365,025,846805,109
Net Addition412,767805,109

Airtel added subscribers in 16 circles while lost subscribers in 6 circles, namely Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh East and Uttar Pradesh West. Airtel added the most subscribers in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi, Maharashtra and Goa. The table above represents the subscriber numbers compared to the previous month, i.e. September 2022.

Also Read: Here’s Why Airtel 999 Postpaid Plan Is Best for a Small Family

Airtel 5G Announced Circles

As of this writing, Airtel 5G Plus services are active in 14 cities across 12 circles. Airtel 5G Plus Services are currently live in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Siliguri, Nagpur, Varanasi, Panipat, Gurugram, Guwahati, Patna, Lucknow and Shimla.

Also Read: Airtel Mobile Business Shows an Organic Growth

Conclusion

A comment on the competitive tariffs is not required, as the above subscriber numbers speak for themselves. Airtel also has taken an Industry initiative to improve the sector's health by raising tariffs, to which the competition is yet to respond. As Airtel's 5G is an open launch, you can experience Airtel 5G if you travel to any locations where Airtel announced 5G Plus this holiday season. We need to see what the New Year has for Airtel Subscribers.

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