India lost 9.13 million active mobile connections in September 2019. The top two telecom operators in India – Vodafone Idea and Airtel – lost 9.4 million active connections in September. Vodafone Idea and Airtel accounted for 63% of all active connections. Along with Jio, the top three now account for 93% of active connections. In terms of the number of connections, Vodafone Idea and Airtel lost 2.58 million and 2.38 million connections, respectively. However, Vodafone Idea still leads with 372.5 million connections, followed by Reliance Jio with 355.2 million connections. State-wise data In terms of active connections, Maharashtra leads with 88.5% active connections, followed by Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, and North East. Jammu & Kashmir has only 42.51% active connections, the lowest among all circles. The UP (East) circle has the highest number of connections, with 100.3 million connections (100,342,593 to be exact). Maharashtra is second with 93.7 million (93,687,272) connections and Andhra Pradesh is third with 87.6 million (87,594,298) connections. Vodafone Idea has the highest share of wireless connections with 32%, followed by Reliance Jio with 30%, Bharti Airtel with 28%, and BSNL with 10%. Active Connections In September 2019, 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 numbers: There were 960.8 million active connections in September. Airtel has…
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