Chandigarh: Reliance Jio, the youngest player in the telecom sector, is the only operator to have added subscribers in Haryana in March 2020 while all other major operators have lost subscribers according to the latest subscriber data report released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).
Jio, that has a total of 93.48 lakh subscribers as of March 31, 2020, and the highest Customer Market Share (CMS) of 33.8% continues to remain the undisputed market leader in Haryana.
A key factor contributing to Reliance Jio’s rapid growth in the state is its robust and largest true 4G network, making it the most preferred brand for smartphone users. Another significant reason for Jio’s market leadership in Haryana is its overwhelming acceptance amongst youth and rural subscribers. Not just this Jio has partnered with 470+ educational institutions including government and private colleges, besides universities across Haryana for providing Jio WiFi hotspots, covering 5.5 lakh students. Additionally, Jio, while stepping up its efforts to help students in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, has launched the Government of Haryana’s Utkarsh channels on JioTV for the benefit of students.
Jio added 7,744 subscribers in March in Haryana, while other operators like Vodafone Idea Limited, BSNL and Airtel lost 2.64 lakh, 42,757 and 4,134 subscribers respectively in March, according to the TRAI report.
|Operator||Subscribers in Haryana, Feb 2020||Subscribers in Haryana, March 2020||Gain/loss in subscribers||CMS in March 2020|
|Vodafone Idea Ltd.||9050170||8785711||-264459||31.7%|
|Airtel (Including Tata Teleservices)||4541532||4537398||-4134||16.4%|