Telecom subscriber base rose marginally to 1,170.38 million in December 2022 on account of a rise in mounted line connections, in keeping with official knowledge.
The overall subscriber base within the nation was at 1,170.17 million in November final yr.
“The variety of phone subscribers in India elevated from 1,170.18 million on the finish of November to 1,170.38 million on the finish of December, thereby exhibiting a month-to-month development price of 0.02 p.c,” telecom regulator TRAI stated in its month-to-month subscriber report for December 2022 launched on Thursday.
Wireline subscribers elevated to 27.45 million in December from 27.13 million in November, with a internet enhance of 0.32 million within the wireline subscriber base.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) report confirmed that the expansion within the wireline section was pushed by Reliance Jio with an addition of two,92,411 new clients. Bharti Airtel added 1,46,643 new landline clients, BSNL (13,189) and Quadrant (6,355).
State-owned MTNL misplaced 1,10,168 mounted line clients in December whereas Vodafone Thought misplaced 15,920 mounted line clients, Reliance Communications (6,292) and Tata Teleservices (5,849).
The cellular subscriber base within the nation declined marginally to 1,142.93 million in December from 1,143.04 million in November.
The expansion within the wi-fi section was adversely impacted with Vodafone Thought (VIL) shedding 2.47 million subscribers.
Whereas Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel added 1.7 million and 1.52 million new clients, respectively, the lack of subscribers of Vi, BSNL (8,76,429), MTNL (3,450) and Reliance Communications (214) hindered the expansion within the wi-fi section.
The broadband subscriber base grew marginally to 832.2 million in December from 825.38 million in November, with cellular gadgets accounting for 798.69 million clients within the section.
“Prime 5 service suppliers constituted 98.41 p.c market share of the full broadband subscribers on the finish of December-22. These service suppliers had been Reliance Jio Infocomm (432.16 million), Bharti Airtel (234.46 million), Vodafone Thought (123.87 million), BSNL (26.35 million) and Atria Convergence (2.14 million),” the report stated.