Reliance Jio overtakes Airtel to become India's No.2 telecom company
NEW DELHI: Nearly two-and-a-half years after launching mobile phone services, Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio has overtaken Bharti Airtel's subscriber base to emerge as the second-largest telecom company in the country.
Jio, which has a customer base of 30.6 crore, now trails only Vodafone-Idea. Airtel has 28.4 crore subscribers while Vodafone-Idea had announced that it had 38.7 crore subscribers in December 2018.
A telecom industry analyst said that the pace of growth of Jio’s subscriber additions may see the company overtake Vodafone-Idea in the coming quarters. “Vodafone-Idea is the most vulnerable of the three private players in the market, and it may just be a matter of few more quarters, may be three-four, before it is overtaken by Jio,” the analyst said, requesting anonymity as he advises many telecom companies.
Abhishek - 10 hours ago -Follow
Vodafone is robbing Indians for years. Glad that Jio is gaining ground in India! good prices, good service. Way better than all of its competitors.
vibrant RealIndia - 8 hours ago -Follow
Jio is better then Airtel and I use both, but right wing economist in me makes use only indian companies I will never use vodaphone
Shekar Natesh - Bangalore - 8 hours ago -Follow
Wipe out Airtel as they are the biggest cheats cheating customers
ProdyotPran - 5 hours ago -Follow
Just imagine, two years back the Airtel, Idea, Vodafone, Aircel telco mafia cartel tried to loot the helpless users so much that they even charged the customers extra money for accessing apps like WhatsApp, Facebook etc.
There were no competition in the market.
They formed a loot cartel to loot the customers.
They deserves to be kicked out of the market altogether.
Good that Jio came in.
Skumar - Chennai - 7 hours ago -Follow
when does ambani gonna jump into school business..? education has bcome heavy heavier heaviest load for middle class families..
Ulhas - Navi Mumbai - 10 hours ago -Follow
Great! Congrats Mukeshji! He's also made mobile telephony and data affordable and pocket friendly.
drnarendrajha - 5 hours ago -Follow
Airtel robbed it''s customer when it had its monopoly . Good job Jio
Rabul - New Delhi - 9 hours ago -Follow
nice.....Airtel and Vodafone have been looting us for years ....thanx to jio for screwing them
Harsh Aggarwal - 6 hours ago -Follow
Already the Jio network has started behaving like Airtel...buffering buffering & bufferring. now i know the reason by reading this news article...
Sooraj - 4 hours ago -Follow
Vodafone services has become miserable. Call drops network congestion snail speed many problems like.
Anurag - 4 hours ago -Follow
airtel and voda are useless
no signal in noida
i will shift to Jio
Iron - New Delhi - 10 hours ago -Follow
Jio no 2???? Jio quality is worst in the world.not only me but entire nation is fed up with Jio. Jio has only given frustration. Jio has no future, they are only playing bad corporate games to disrupt the competition.
We have already migrated from 4 Jio numbers to me to Vodafone.
Jio排名第二 ? ? ? ?Jio是全球最烂的。不仅是我，整个国家都受够Jio了。Jio让人感到沮丧, Jio没有未来，只是在扰乱竞争。
Puneet - 4 hours ago -Follow
jio is better than both of them....i.e. in terms of price and in terms of quality
Chokidar - 6 hours ago -Follow
Ambani have become rich only in era of Modi
mahesh teli - 6 hours ago -Follow
Earlier Jios service with respect to internet was good but call quality was bad but now jio is better on both the fronts
Sanjoy Pandey - Kolkata - 7 hours ago -Follow
During the period Jio has entered the telecom market Indian consumers have already saved crores of rupees in comparison to the charges of Vodafone, Airtel etc.
NTR - 8 hours ago -Follow
thanks to jio for lower data rate
Guest - 5 hours ago -Follow
Jio is the best man
Neeti - 5 hours ago -Follow
Garudaz - 4 hours ago -Follow
Jio had blessings of Modi wave nothing can stop now from becoming 1st
Aadish Mehata - 8 hours ago -Follow
Jio can beat the vodafone within 2 months
kreya sana - 3 hours ago -Follow
Why to worries.., we know India''s fastest network is airtel oly
I Am Indian - Beenleigh - 4 hours ago -Follow
I dont know how people are opting for it.
Vivek Karambelkar - 5 hours ago -Follow
Just like airlines telecom industry will also go bankrupt in near future due to very low prices.
Mudi - Gujriot - 6 hours ago -Follow
Jio has the worst quality service. In the name of 4g they sell 2g. Speed varies so much depending on the location.
Abrakadabbraa Bk - Location - 1 hour ago -Follow
All thanks to Ambani and Modi the prices are slashed