Bharti Airtel, India’s 2nd largest mobile operator, has hit the 148.6 million Mobile Internet connection mark, by the quarter ended March 2020. This is up 10.14 million (around 7% from 138.44 million). This is the highest number of mobile Internet connections Airtel has ever had and higher than those of Vodafone Idea. Data volume grew for Airtel during the quarter, along with the increase in connections. Airtel users consumed 6,452.8 billion MBs of data during the quarter, up 16% quarter on quarter from 5,547.2 billion MBs last quarter. That’s a growth of 905.6 billion MBs. A few other points to note: 1. About 52% of Airtel’s connection base uses the Internet. In March 2018, this was 28%, so this is a significant improvement. 4G is now around 48% of the total Airtel Mobile connections, and 92% of total Mobile Internet…
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