Started with a revolutionizing trend in the telecom industry with the concept of “unlimited free calling” and “unlimited free internet” Jio has emerged as the largest telecom service provider in the country leaving behind its competitors like Airtel.
As per the recent data from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Jio has the largest subscriber base as well as revenue market share amongst all the service providers in the country.
Backed by India’s richest man and businessman Mukesh Ambani the service provider added 5.6 million mobile subscribers in November, taking its total user base to 369.93 million. Doing so Jio replaced Vodafone Idea Ltd to gain the top spot.
One unique thing about Jio’s subscriber base is that unlike its rivals it’s user base comprises entirely of 4G subscribers. In terms of revenue, Jio grabbed 31.7% share of the adjusted gross revenue (AGR) that the industry recorded in the April-June period emerging at the top in this front as well.
With Jio’s emergence as a big player and its focus now on maintaining the top spot, the competition in India’s telecom sector is now a three-way tussle between Bharti Airtel Ltd, Vodafone Idea and Jio.