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India had over 1B active mobile connections in February 2019, Vodafone Idea has most wireless connections: TRAI

India added 0.16 million active mobile connections in February 2019. For the same month, Airtel, Vodafone Idea, and Reliance Jio accounted for 93% of total active mobile connections in India, according to data released by TRAI. The active connections data represents peak VLR (Visitor Location Register) data for the month.


Some stats:
– There were 1.023 billion active connections in the month of February 2019.
– Airtel has 96.38% of active connections on its network – the highest among all telcos.
– Vodafone Idea has the second highest active connection base of 92.2%.

In terms of the number of connections, Vodafone Idea leads with 409.37 million connections, followed by Airtel at 340.31 million connections.

Mobile Operator Leaderboard For February 2019 (Total Connections):
– Reliance Jio added 7.79 million connections, taking its connection base to 297.2 million.
– BSNL added 0.89 million connections, taking its connection base to 116.22 million.
– BSNL (VNO’s) added 6,951 connections, taking its connection base to 40,786.

State-wise data

– In terms of active connections, North East leads with 90.66% active connections, followed by Bihar, Maharashtra, Assam, West Bengal, and Orissa. Himachal Pradesh has only 73.01% active connections, the lowest among all circles.

– The UP (East) circle has the most number of connections, with 102.73 million connections (102,731,629 connections). Maharashtra is second with 95.6 million connections (95,634,428 connections) and Bihar is third with 89.1 million connections (89,104,211) connections.

– Vodafone Idea holds the maximum percentage market share of wireless connections at 35%, followed by Bharti Airtel at 29%, Reliance Jio at 25%, and BSNL at 10%.

The top two telecom operators in India – Vodafone Idea and Airtel – lost 10.25 million active connections in February 2019. Vodafone Idea and Airtel accounted for 69% of active connections. Along with Jio, the top three now account for 93% of active connections.

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