Reliance Jio Kolkata consolidates leadership in Kolkata Metro with strong customer additions in March
Kolkata: Reliance Jio has consolidated its leadership in Kolkata with strong customer additions in March 2023.
According to the latest data from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Jio added over 15,000 subscribers in the month of March, taking its total subscriber base in Kolkata to over 1.03 crore.
Airtel added 8,654 subscribers in March, while Vodafone Idea lost 34,693 subscribers.
A Macquarie Research report of May 2023 indicates a notable trend in the Kolkata metro circle.
Since 2018, Jio has capitalized on the diminishing market share of Vodafone-Idea (Vi), accruing the majority of Vi's lost share to bolster its position. In contrast, Airtel hasn't registered any meaningful gains from this shift.
The Kolkata metro circle, which comprises 24 million subscribers, currently sees Jio at the helm with a market share of 43%.
In comparison, both Airtel and VI holds around 24% and BSNL lags behind with 9%.
The data on the Visitor Location Register (VLR), a crucial measure of active subscribers, further reinforces Jio's supremacy, with a stellar 98.48% against Airtel's 96.47% and Vi's 88.47%. Basis active VLR subscribers, Jio’s customer market share has touched 46.8%.