BHUBANESWAR, OCT 21, 2021
Continuing its excellent march as the most preferred digital service provider in Odisha, Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio became the only operator to add new mobile subscribers in Odisha, in the month of August 2021, as per the latest telecom subscriber data published by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). All other operators including Airtel, Vodafone Idea and BSNL lost thousands of subscribers in the state during this period, revealed the TRAI data.
As per the data published by TRAI, Reliance Jio added 29,989 new mobile subscribers and nearly 6,000 JioFiber subscribers in Odisha in the month of August, whereas Bharti Airtel lost the highest 1,01,928 subscribers in the state during this period. Among others, BSNL lost 41,468 mobile subscribers followed by Vodafone Idea which lost 38,627 mobile subscribers in the month, in Odisha. Overall mobile subscriber base in Odisha decreased by 1,52,045 in August 2021 and reached 3.49 crore as on 31st August 2021.
Reliance Jio has been adding highest number of new subscribers every month based on its robust 4G network, rapid expansion to remote and hitherto unconnected areas and best value propositions for customers in the state.
Jio has been the No. 1 digital service provider in the state with over 43.9 percent subscriber market share and 52.3 percent market share in overall gross revenue in the sector, in Odisha. It has also been fast expanding its high-speed broadband service JioFiber across major cities and towns of Odisha. Presently, JioFiber has over 76,000 subscribers in Odisha and is present in key areas of 26 major cities and towns of the state.
Nationally, Jio also added the highest 6.49 lakh mobile subscribers in August 2021. In the recent 4G speed data published by TRAI, Reliance Jio had once again topped the 4G download speed chart as it recorded highest 20.9 Mbps average download speed in the month of September 2021.