Mobile user base dips for third month straight, down 0.6 mn in Nov

Vodafone continues to lose subscribers, Airtel's additions at 6-month high, Jio retains the highest user base

Subhayan Chakraborty New Delhi
Mobile tower, telecom sector, telecom tower

Users in the segment had reduced by 1.82 million in October and 3.66 million in September

The number of mobile phone users in India decreased by 0.6 million in November, marking the third straight month of decline, the latest data from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) showed.
Users reduced by 1.82 million in October and 3.66 million in September when the number shrunk for the first time in seven months. Before that, the number of subscribers last dipped in February: by 3.7 million. In recent months, the number of users had increased by 1.08 million in August, 640,000 in July, and 1.89 million in June.
The decline in October was concentrated in urban areas, but November saw numbers falling in rural areas.

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