According to data issued by the industry regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, telecom operator Reliance Jio has surpassed Bharti Airtel to become the country’s second-biggest fixed-line service provider in February 2022. (TRAI).
Fixed-line or wireline telecommunications refers to telephone and broadband internet services delivered over a cable network.
According to the TRAI’s subscriber report released on Tuesday, Reliance Jio’s wireline subscriber base surpassed 58.85 lakh in February, while Bharti Airtel’s customer base surpassed 57.66 lakh.
Reliance Jio topped the wireline telephony increase in February, acquiring 2.44 lakh consumers. Bharti Airtel came in second place in the sector, attracting 91,243 new customers.
Vodafone Idea added 24,948 subscribers, Quadrant 18,622 customers, and Tata Teleservices 3,772 clients.
Only BSNL has more than 75.76 lakh wireline users than Reliance Jio.
The government-owned BSNL and MTNL, which have a combined 49.5% market share, lost 49,074 and 21,900 fixed-line users, respectively.
The growing trend in wireline subscriber base, which began during the first wave of the COVID-19 epidemic, is gaining traction, with private telecom providers driving the segment’s expansion.
BSNL’s market share has decreased from 34.64 percent in January 2021 to 30.9 percent in February. MTNL’s share fell to 11.05 percent in February 2022, down from 14.65 percent in January 2021.
Private players Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel, on the other hand, have steadily increased their market share.