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Reliance Jio added 19.93 mn subs in Dec to end 2016 with 72.16 mn

MUMBAI: Reliance Jio Infocom added 19.93 million broadband subscribers in December to end 2016 with 72.16 million subscribers, significantly ahead of its closest rival Bharti Airtel, which had 43.56 million subscribers.

The number of broadband subscribers increased 8.17% to 236.09 million at the end of 31 December 2016 compared to 218.27 million at the end of 30 November the same year.

The top five service providers constituted 83.93% market share of the total broadband subscribers at the end of December 2016. These service providers were Reliance Jio Infocom (72.16 million), Bharti Airtel (43.56 million), Vodafone (35.02 million), Idea Cellular (27.04 million) and BSNL (20.36 million).

For the period ended November 2016, the top five service providers had constituted 82.39% market share of the total broadband subscribers. These service providers were Reliance Jio Infocom Ltd (52.23 million), Bharti Airtel (43.93 million), Vodafone (34.88 million), Idea Cellular (28.40 million) and BSNL (20.39 million).

As on 31 December, 2016, the top five wired broadband service providers were BSNL (9.95 million), Bharti Airtel (2.04 million), Atria Convergence Technologies (1.12 million), MTNL (1.04 million) and You Broadband (0.60 million).

In November, the top five wired broadband players were BSNL (9.95 million), Bharti Airtel (2.03 million), Atria Convergence Technologies (1.14 million), MTNL (1.05 million) and You Broadband (0.60 million).

As on 31 December 2016, the top five wireless broadband service providers were Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (72.16 million), Bharti Airtel (41.53 million), Vodafone (35.01 million), Idea Cellular (27.04 million) and Reliance Communications (16.08 million).