Reliance Jio Infocomm has reached broadband subscriber base of 0.79 million in October, 2019, the latest TRAI report shows.
The latest statistics report available from the telecom regulator shows that the addition of wired broadband subscribers at Reliance Jio is not progressing in line with the ambition of Mukesh Ambani, the promoter of Reliance Jio.
Reliance Jio’s fibre broadband service called JioFiber is available in 1,100 Indian cities – targeting to connect 50 million homes.
The top five wired broadband service providers are BSNL with 8.62 million, Bharti Airtel with 2.40 million, Atria Convergence Technologies with 1.49 million and Hathway Cable & Datacom with 0.87 million subscribers in October.
Wired broadband service providers such as BSNL, Bharti Airtel, Atria Convergence, Hathway Cable & Datacom and You Broadband lost subscribers in the month of October, the TRAI report indicates.
BSNL had 8.69 million fixed broadband subscribers as compared with Bharti Airtel with 2.41 million, Atria Convergence with 1.48 million, Hathway Cable & Datacom with 0.86 million and You Broadband with 0.75 million in September 2019.
The introduction of Reliance Jio with its high-speed fiber broadband has added pressure on broadband operators including BSNL and Bharti Airtel. Reliance Industries (RIL) currently owns two cable operators such as Hathway Cable and Datacom and Den Networks.
The top five wireless broadband service providers are Reliance Jio Infocom with 364.33 million, Bharti Airtel with 130.45 million, Vodafone Idea with 115.78 million, BSNL with 13.64 million and MTNL with 0.20 million subscribers.