According to data issued by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), total wireless subscribers reached 1,166.30 million at the end of October 2021, with the urban areas accounting for 637.44 million and rural areas totalling 528.86 million.
As on 31 October, 2021, private access service providers held 89.99% market share of wireless subscribers, with the two PSU access service providers, namely BSNL and MTNL possessing a 10.01% market share.
Reliance Jio had the largest market share at 36.58%, followed by Airtel at 30.35% and Vodafone at 23.07%.
Reliance Jio reportedly added 1.7 million subscribers in October, bringing its subscriber base to 426.59 million. Airtel, however, has a subscriber base of 353.97 million after shedding some 0.48 million in the same month. Vodafone’s subscriber base also dropped, totalling 269.02 million after losing 0.96 million subscribers.
Data published by TRAI previously revealed that Reliance Jio has the highest average data download speed of 24.1 MB/s among 4G service providers in India.