Bharti Airtel leads with a VLR of 98% followed by Jio with 93%.
Telecom Subscription Report
Airtel and BSNL were the only operators to report a positive subscriber growth in the last month of the fourth quarter. The overall wireless subscriber base decreased sharply by 12.88 million.
Reliance Jio for the first time since its launch reported a gross loss of 19 million subscribers which hints that the operator is deactivating inactive subscribers in an attempt to improve its VLR and ARPU figures
Though Jio added the highest number of subscribers in April, Airtel still has more active monthly users than Jio as per TRAI VLR data.
For the first time, Pvt operators control a majority wireline subscriber market share in Jan 2021: TRAI Report
The overall wireless subscriber base increased by 9.64 million from 1153.77 million at the end of December to 1163.41 million at the end of January 2021.
The increase in telephone connections primarily came on the back of wireless connections increasing in both Rural and Urban areas through Private telephones.
It turns out that Vi lost the most number of subscribers and most of these decided to port to Airtel network while Jio had a flattish curve with respect to churn subscriber additions.
In the wireline connections, the private operators narrowed the gap with the PSU operators, indicating an imminent shift of market dominance.