Reliance Jio surpasses Airtel to become India’s 2nd largest telecom operator

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 27 April 2019, 06:00 PM
Reliance Jio surpasses Airtel to become India’s 2nd largest telecom operator (file photo)
Reliance Jio surpasses Airtel to become India’s 2nd largest telecom operator (file photo)

Indian telecom sector has never been the same again since the inception of Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio. Now, there are three major companies which are facing neck-to-neck competition from each other that includes Vodafone-Idea, Reliance Jio and Airtel. Reliance Jio became the fastest growing telecom company in terms of number of subscribers.

Reliance Jio claims to be ‘celebrating 300 million users’ which makes it the second largest telecom company in India beating Bharti Airtel. However, Vodafone-Idea still remains the number one telecom operator in terms of subscriber.

As per a report by Times of India, Jio now has a customer base of 306 million while Airtel has just 284 million subscriber which is 8 per cent less than the Reliance Jio.

Airtel has also achieved the milestone of 300 million subscriber but in its 19th year.

As per a latest report by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the leading telecom operator Vodafone-Idea has lost almost 5.78 million subscribers in the beginning of 2019, reducing it to 409.3 million users by the end of February.

Here’s is a small comparison between Airtel and Reliance Jio’s popular prepaid plans of Rs 399 and Rs 448:

Reliance Jio Rs 399 Plan – In this plan, the users will get 1.5GB of high-speed data for a validity period of 84 days, making it a total of 126GB. The pack also comes with unlimited voice calls and 100SMS per day along with free access to Jio suite of apps.

Airtel Rs 399 Plan – Under this plan, Airtel offers 1GB of 4G data for 84 days along with unlimited voice calls and 100 SMS per day.

Reliance Jio Rs 448 Plan – Here, the user gets 2GB of high-speed internet per day with a validity time of 84 days. The pack also comes with unlimited voice calling and 100 SMS per day along with free access to Jio suite of apps.

Airtel Rs 448 Plan - With this plan, the user gets 1.5GB of 4G data for a validity period of 82 days, making it a total of 123GB for the period of time. It also comes with free voice calling and 100 SMS per day for the validity period.

First Published: Saturday, April 27, 2019 05:59 PM

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