Both Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea continued to lose subscribers. Airtel lost over 4.74 million subscribers and Vodafone Idea lost 4.72 million taking their respective subscriber base to 317.8 million and over 309.9 million, the TRAI
State-run BSNL added over 200,000 new connections taking its subscriber base to over 119.9 million.
The number of wireless subscribers, including 2G, 3G and 4G, declined 0.5% in May. In urban areas, the number of wireless users fell from 629 million at the end of April to 620 million as of 31 May, while it increased in rural areas from 520 million in April to 523 million as of 31 May. This led to a 0.70% monthly growth in rural wireless subscriptions, the TRAI
The data showed that in May 2.98 million subscribers submitted their requests for mobile number portability (MNP).
"With this, the cumulative MNP requests increased from 488.23 million at the end of April 2020 to 491.21 million at the end of May 2020, since implementation of MNP," the TRAI
India lost 8.2 million telecom users in April, nearly four times the subscribers lost in March due to the strict nationwide lockdown forcing urban migrants to revert to their native villages.
In April, the urban mobile subscriber base dropped by 9 million.
Vodafone Idea lost 4.5 million subscribers, Bharti Airtel’s -- 5.2 million, while Reliance Jio
continued with its user addition spree with 1.6 million subscribers.
BSNL that had gained 95,073 users in March, lost more than 20,000 subscribers in the month of April.
The telecom space is currently dominated by Reliance Jio
with with 33.85% wireless market share, followed by Airtel and Vodafone Idea with 28.06% and 27.37% market share, respectively.