Bhubaneswar: Reliance Jio, with its all 4G network, continued to lead in new subscriber additions by adding 3.55 lakh subscribers in Odisha in February 2019, as per the latest subscriber data released by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). With this the total subscribers of Jio in Odisha has crossed 87 lakh achiving 26.2% customer market share in the state by the end of Feburary, 2019.

The Reliance Jio was followed by BSNL which added 1.51 lakh subscribers during the month. On other hand Vodafone Idea and Airtel lost subscribers in the month with Vodafone alone losing 2.35 lakh subscribers.

The total mobile subscriber base in Odisha reached over 3.35 crores as on 28th February, wherein Airtel has 1.31 crore subscribers followed by Reliance Jio with 88 lakh subscribers, BSNL 57 lakhs, Vodafone Idea 54.58 lakhs and Tata Teleservices 4.6 lakhs subscribers. As per the TRAI subscriber data, Odisha also witnessed significant increase in tele density to 77.7%, though it continues to remain among the bottom five states in terms of tele density. 

It may be noted here that the telecom service providers’ performance indicator report published by TRAI for Oct-Dec 2018 quarter revealed that nearly 66% of mobile subscribers in Odisha are from Rural areas.