India’s telecom user base crosses the 1.2 billion mark

“Reliance Jio led the growth momentum by adding 4.7 million new users in May”

TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) has announced that the country’s telecom subscriber base crossed the 1.2 billion mark in May. The number of telecom users in India increased from 1,198.89 million at the end of April to 1,204.98 million by the end of May this year.


As per TRAI’s latest report, total wireless users increased by 0.53 percent to 1,180.82 million at the end of May, from April-end’s number of 1,174.60 million. Emerging telco Jio lead the growth momentum by adding 4.7 million new users, accounting for about 75 percent of new mobile services users. Bharti Airtel added 2.09 million new users, BSNL 1.35 million, Vodafone 1.13 million and Idea Cellular 0.19 million, while Aircel and RCOM added 0.17 million new users each.

The report further reveals that out of the total 1,180.82 million users, 1,019.55 million users were found active in May. The landline user base declined to 24.16 million at the end of May, as compared to April’s 24.30 million users. However, the broadband user base increased by 2.6 million with a total of 291.61 million at the end of May.

Another interesting reveal from the report is that during May, a total of 5.37 million requests were received for mobile number portability.