According to the data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, the number of wireless telephone subscribers in India decreased from 1,143.04 million at the end of November 2022 to 1,142.93 million at the end of December 2022, thereby showing a monthly decline rate of 0.01%.
As of December 31, 2022, the market share of wireless subscribers held by the private telecom operators was 90.42%, while that of the two PSUs (public service providers), BSNL and MTNL, was only 9.58%.
According to the data, the number of subscribers climbed in urban areas by 0.07% to 627.03 million, while it decreased in rural areas by 0.11% to 515.89 million.
As of December 2022, Bharti Airtel has a 32.16% market share, while Reliance Jio has 37.14% share. Vodafone Idea, on the other hand, ended up in third slot with 21.11% share and BSNL had 9.34% market share.
In all service areas except Kerala, Haryana, West Bengal, Gujarat, Bihar, U.P.(E), U.P.(W), and Himachal Pradesh, the number of wireless subscribers went up in December.
Besides that, 12.49 million subscribers requested Mobile Number Portability (MNP) during the month. With this, the total number of MNP requests received since its inception has risen to 784.43 million by the close of December 2022.
According to data collected from 907 operators in December 2022 compared to 887 operators in November 2022, the total number of broadband subscribers increased from 825.38 million at the end of November 22 to 832.20 million at the end of December 22. This represents a 0.83% monthly growth rate, with Reliance Jio (424.52 million) leading the way.