Telecom person base reaches 961 million in October


New Delhi, December 25

The telecom industry’s ‘active’ subscriber base rose by nearly 2.5 million in October 2020 to touch about 961 million, and user additions benefitted from vanishing impact of SIM consolidation triggered from tariff hike, according to a latest report.

ICICI Securities, in its report crunching TRAI’s telecom subscription data, said Bharti Airtel’s active subscribers rose about 3 million to reach nearly 320 million in October 2020, “most of which was driven by total subscriber net adds, thus indicating improving quality of subscriber addition”.

Airtel saw the highest subscriber addition in its traditionally weak circles of Maharashtra (0.7 million) and Gujarat (0.5 million).

It added that Vodafone Idea’s active subscriber numbers continued to decline, but at a lower pace, it fell 1.2 million resulting in an active subscriber base of about 260 million in October. — PTI

Airtel top gainer

  • Bharti Airtel’s active subscribers rose about 3 million to reach nearly 320 million in October
  • Airtel saw the highest subscriber addition in its traditionally weak circles of Maharashtra and Gujarat
  • Reliance Jio’s active subscribers rose 1.1 million to 319 million in October



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