Reliance lost 20million subscribers in July

For last two years telecom companies are termination mobile numbers which are inactive for minimum two months. In a clean-up exercise and Mobile Number Portability are two primary concerns for recent subscribers loss incurred by telecom operators.

According to new source, Reliance communication lost more than 13 percent i.e about 20 million customers in July as to disable inactive numbers which has not been used in last two months.

Although firm claims the move would have no impact on revenue.

Subscriber addition during July 2012
Subscriber addition during July 2012

RCOM total mobile subscribers down to 134.1 million at the end of July from 154.6 million in the last month.”This is in line with the industry practice and has no impact on customer experience or (the company's) revenues,” Reliance Communications said after reviews the new subscriber report.

Telecom giant Bharti Airtel added new 1.5 million subscribers making total of 188.8 million.Vodafone India gained 1.2 million new subscribers in July and total subscribers base goes to 154.9 million making them Happy with 2nd position.

Tata Teleservices also lost 2.4 million customers in July,its total goes down to 77.8 million. Uninor and Videocon lost 1million and 418,189 customers respectively

Total wireless(GSM, CDMA & FWP)  subscriber base decreased from 934.09 million in June 2012 to 913.49 million at the end of July 2012. Out of the total 913.49 million wireless subscribers, 698.06 million were active on the date of Peak VLR for the month of July 2012

Total Wireless Subcribers

This decline is due to large scale disconnections by some of the service providers. The share of urban wireless subscribers has decreased from 63.98 % to 63.37% where as share of rural wireless subscribers has increased from 36.02% to 36.63%.

Private operators hold 88.60% of the wireless market share (based on subscriber base) where as BSNL and MTNL, the two PSU operators hold only 11.40% market share.

About 59.31 million subscribers have submitted their requests to different service providers for porting their mobile number by the end of July ,2012.Maximum number of requests have been received in Rajasthan (5.63 million) followed by Gujarat (5.34 million).


Reliance lost 20million subscribers in July