Guwahati: With a massive increase of Internet subscribers in the nation that grew from 512.26 million users at the end of June 2018 to 560.01 million at the end of September 2018, Reliance Jio Infocomm grabbed the leadership position in terms of revenue market share (RMS). The development was reported in the third quarter of the current fiscal, where Jio raced past Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel.
Based on the third quarter results of FY 2018-19, the reported mobile revenues of Vodafone Idea, Reliance Jio and Airtel were Rs 11,000 crore, Rs 10,400 crore and Rs 10,100 crore, respectively, implying a revenue market share of 31.6%, 29.9% and 29%, respectively, the report said.
Jio also continued to dominate the revenue market share in Assam with an increase in its quarterly revenue for the period, as per data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).
In Assam, Jio has consolidated its revenue market leadership at 37.9% in Q3 improving from the last quarter at 36.9% whereas, Airtel has an RMS of 36.2% and Vodafone Idea has 21.1% as of Q3.
Jio has been able to garner its market sahre in Assam through 4G LTE network deployment covering more than 94% of the total population which is being revamped to soon cover 99% population.
The recent subscriber data published by TRAI for December 2018 has revealed that Reliance Jio and BSNL were the only telecom service providers to have net addition of new customers in Assam, while others witnessed a decline in subscriber numbers in this month. As per the report Reliance Jio added 2,03,756 customers and BSNL added 19,960 in December 2018 while Vodafone Idea lost over 1,26,548 subscribers followed by decline of 18,061 subscribers of Bharti Airtel.
Notably, Jio has been leading new subscriber additions in Assam in every month of 2018. At the beginning of the year the subscriber market share (CMS) was 12.41 percent and has been able to double its subscriber with CMS at 26.7% at present with a total of 56.4 lakh subscribers as of December 2018.
Circle wise, Jio has over 30% RMS in 16 out of 23 circles. Nationally, the RMS of Jio is 30% with Airtel at 31.3% and Vodafone Idea at 32.3%.