Reliance Jio Only Gained New Subscribers in May 2021

As per the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) monthly report, Reliance Jio added 3,554,722 (3.5 million) subscribers in May 2021. At the same time, the state-run telco BSNL lost 930,814 (0.93 million) subscribers.

Highlights

  • Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea lost 4,613,521 (4.6 million) and 4,281,532 (4.2 million) subscribers
  • Reliance Jio added 3,554,722 (3.5 million) subscribers in May 2021
  • BSNL lost 930,814 (0.93 million) subscribers

Follow Us

Jio

In a surprising turn of events, only Reliance Jio has added new wireless subscribers in May 2021. It’s strange to see Bharti Airtel losing subscribers. Vodafone Idea and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) carry on with losing wireless subscribers for consecutive months. What’s even stranger is that the number of subscribers which Bharti Airtel lost is more than Vodafone Idea’s figures. Reliance Jio is continuing its prime form and has added more than 3 million users in May 2021.




Reliance Jio Adds 3+ Million Subscribers While Vi and Airtel Lost 4 Million Users

Reliance Jio
Credit - TRAI

As per the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) monthly report, Reliance Jio added 3,554,722 (3.5 million) subscribers in May 2021. At the same time, the state-run telco BSNL lost 930,814 (0.93 million) subscribers.

Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea lost 4,613,521 (4.6 million) and 4,281,532 (4.2 million) subscribers. It is worth noting that during this period, India was at the peak of the second wave of COVID-19. Because of this, there were multiple lockdowns, and people hesitated to go out and buy new SIM cards.

However, this doesn’t seem to have impacted Reliance Jio, which added 3.5 million subscribers. For comparison, Reliance Jio had added 4.7 million subscribers in April 2021, while Airtel had only added 0.5 million users, and BSNL and Vi had lost 1.3 million and 1.8 million subscribers.

This means that both Vi and BSNL have lost millions of subscribers in consecutive months while Jio has shown impressive performance. If both Airtel and Vodafone Idea go ahead with a tariff hike right now, the numbers should only become better for Jio while worse for Airtel and Vi.

As per the TRAI report, Reliance Jio had 36.64% of the wireless subscribers market share, which is way more than Bharti Airtel’s 29.60%, Vodafone Idea’s 23.59%, BSNL’s 9.89%, and Reliance Communications 0.001% share. It will be interesting to see when the operators will go ahead with another tariff hike.

Reported By

Editor in Chief

Tanay is someone with whom you can chill and talk about technology and life. A fitness enthusiast and cricketer, he loves to read and write.

Recent Comments

Faraz :

BSNL can never compete with Airtel 's NSA 5G, forget Jio SA 5G. But they could get some customers if…

Let’s Talk: BSNL’s Delays in Launching 4G is Leading to…

Shivraj Roy :

just yesterday i took a airtel postpaid sim for my sister and had the 399rs plan ,i dont see any…

Airtel Hits 3 Million 5G Users Milestone in Mumbai

Faraz :

Mumbai was strong circle for Vi till 2023. Due to lack of 5G, they be loosing by huge number.

Airtel Hits 3 Million 5G Users Milestone in Mumbai

Faraz :

BSNL has 2G on B8 and it will stay like that until 4G is rolled out in every state. There…

Let’s Talk: BSNL’s Delays in Launching 4G is Leading to…

TheAndroidFreak :

BSNL 5G can wait as they cannot compete with Jio 5G yet without backhaul and coverage. So they should focus…

Let’s Talk: BSNL’s Delays in Launching 4G is Leading to…

Load More
Subscribe
Notify of
40 Comments
newest
oldest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments