Telecom subscriber base dips marginally to 121 crore


As per data published by TRAI, India’s telecom subscriber base dipped marginally by 1.3 lakh to 121.07 crore in July. Only three operators Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and state-run BSNL reported subscriber additions in the month, while eight other operators including Idea Cellular and Vodafone, saw a decline. Total mobile subscriber base dipped to 118.67 crore at the end of July from 118.68 crore at the end of June. The landline or fixed line customer base declined to 2.39 crore from 2.4 crore. Jio led the market with net addition of over 52 lakh mobile customers in July. It was followed by Bharti Airtel (6 lakh new customers) and BSNL (3.91 lakh). Idea was the biggest loser in July. The company lost 23 lakh customers.