Telecom operator Bharti Airtel added 4.37 million subscribers in November, while its rival Reliance Jio Infocomm gained 1.93 million customers. However, Vodafone Idea (Vi) lost 2.89 million customers, showed the data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) on January 28.
While Airtel’s customer base grew to 28.97 percent, Jio remains India's biggest telecom operator by market share at 35.34 percent. On the other hand, Vi's market share shrunk to 25.10 percent, the data showed.
"All service areas except West Bengal, Rajasthan, Kolkata, Jammu and Kashmir, and Mumbai showed growth in the number of wireless subscribers during November. Madhya Pradesh service area showed maximum growth of 1 percent in wireless customer base during the month," Trai said in a statement.