All telcos witness active base decline amid second sim subscriber consolidation
Reliance Jio has gained 29.4 lakh mobile subscribers in July 2022 to reach 41.59 crore. Bharti Airtel added 5.13 lakh subscribers in July, taking its mobile user tally to 36.34 crore. Vodafone Idea lost 12.42 lakh wireless subscribers while its subscriber base slid to 25.51 crore. However, in terms of active subscribers, all operators saw a loss in subscriber base with Jio losing 10.7 lakh subscribers, Airtel losing 10.4 lakh and VIL losing 17.5 lakh subscribers.
We believe the active subscriber base reflects consolidation of second SIM subscribers amid higher tariff. The subscriber base trend will be keenly watched post 5G launch to gauge which telco is grabbing market share.
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