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Odisha: Reliance Jio adds highest number of subscribers in September


Bhubaneswar: Reliance Jio Infocomm has added a whopping 3, 34,974 lakh new subscribers to its network in Odisha during September while its rivals Bharti Airtel, Idea and Vodafone were losers for the month, as per industry reports.

According to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) data, only two telecom operators in the State – – Jio and BSNL – – were able to add subscribers in September. The Government-owned BSNL added 365 subscribers during the month.

As on September 30, 2018, the total number of telecom subscriber base in the State stands at 3, 31, 15, 235 crore. The State saw a reduction of 11, 516 subscribers in September, the data shows.

Bharti Airtel has 1, 31, 94, 147 crore, Jio (71, 80, 438 lakh), Vodafone (44, 48, 021 lakh), Idea ( 21, 35, 684 lakh) and BSNL ( 55, 10, 262 lakh) subscribers by the end of September, it added.

Worth mentioning here that, with Rs 336.92 crore, Reliance Jio has achieved 38.6 per cent revenue market share in Odisha during the July-September period of 2018, which is the highest among all states.

As per the TRAI report, Reliance Jio’s revenue market share in Odisha during the quarter was followed by Airtel with Rs 333.49 crore gross revenue (38.2 per cent), Vodafone Idea Rs 138.90 crore (15.9 per cent), BSNL Rs 52.4 crore (6 per cent), Tata Teleservices Rs 10.71 crore and RCOM Rs 4.4 crore.

Reliance Jio has emerged as the top telecom service provider in terms of adjusted gross revenue (AGR) at Rs 8,271 crore for the July-September quarter, according to Trai data.

Jio led AGR market share in 11 out of 22 telecom circles, Airtel in 6 and Vodafone Idea in 5 telecom circles, the data showed.