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Vodafone Idea and Airtel lost 15.6M active connections in June 2019, 983.7M active mobile connections in India: TRAI

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India

India lost 5.79 million active mobile connections in June 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 983.7 million active connections in June.
– Airtel has 98.5% of active connections on its network – the highest among all telcos.
– Vodafone Idea has the second-highest active connection base, at 84.08%.

In terms of the number of connections, Vodafone Idea leads with 383.4 million connections, followed by Reliance Jio with 331.2 million connections.

Mobile Operator Leaderboard For June 2019 (Total connections):
– Reliance Jio added 8.3 million connections, taking its connection base to 331.25 million, suppressing Airtel’s total connections.
– BSNL added 266,107 connections, taking its connection base to 116.16 million.
– BSNL (VNO’s) added 679 connections, taking its connection base to 104,720.

State-wise data

– In terms of active connections, Bihar leads with 90.56% active connections, followed by West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, North East, Orissa and UP (East). Haryana has only 70.85% active connections, the lowest among all circles.

– The UP (East) circle has the highest number of connections, with 99.8 million connections (99,820,410 to be exact). Maharashtra is second with 92.6 million (92,609,598) connections and Andhra Pradesh is third with 86.97 million (86,974,635) connections.

– Vodafone Idea has the highest share of wireless connections with 33%, followed by Bharti Airtel with 27%, Reliance Jio with 28%, and BSNL with 10%.

The top two telecom operators in India – Vodafone Idea and Airtel accounted for 65% of active connections. Along with Jio, the top three now account for 93% of active connections.

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