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India had 989.5M active mobile connections, Vodafone Idea and Airtel lost 12.82M active connections in May 2019: TRAI

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India

India lost 10.10 million active mobile connections in May 2019. In 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, and in case intra-circle roaming is still operational, might indicate double-counting of users.

Some stats:

– There were 989.55 million active connections in May.
– Airtel has 99.86% of active connections on its network – the highest among all telcos.
– Vodafone Idea has the second-highest active connection base, at 86.08%.

In terms of the number of connections, Vodafone Idea leads with 387.56 million connections, followed by Reliance Jio with 322.98 million connections.

Mobile Operator Leaderboard For May 2019 (Total connections):
– Reliance Jio added 8.2 million connections, taking its connection base to 322.98 million, suppressing Airtel’s total connections.
– BSNL added 2,125 connections, taking its connection base to 115.89 million.
– BSNL (VNO’s) added 22,151 connections, taking its connection base to 140,041.

State-wise data

– In terms of active connections, Bihar leads with 95.06% active connections, followed by West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, North East, Orissa and UP (East). Mumbai has only 71.73% active connections, the lowest among all circles.

– The UP (East) circle has the highest number of connections, with 99.27 million connections (99,269,601 to be exact). Maharashtra is second with 92.7 million (92,703,040) connections and Andhra Pradesh is third with 86.38 million (86,383,061) connections.

– Vodafone Idea has the highest share of wireless connections with 33%, followed by Bharti Airtel with 28%, Reliance Jio with 28%, and BSNL with 10%.

The top two telecom operators in India –  . Vodafone Idea and Airtel accounted for 66% of active connections. Along with Jio, the top three now account for 93% of active connections.

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