Bhubaneswar: Reliance Jio, the most preferred mobile service provider in Odisha, has become the first telecom operator in the state to have achieved more than 50% market share in gross revenue, as per the latest financial report published by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).
As per the financial report published by TRAI, this week, for the June quarter, Odisha has become one of the only two states in the country where Reliance Jio has surpassed 50% market share in gross revenue.
In the quarter spanning from April to June 2020, gross revenue of Reliance Jio in Odisha jumped by over 15% to Rs. 594.3 crores said the report. The overall gross revenue of the industry in the state increased by 4.6% to 1174 crores in the same quarter. While TRAI report has not declared the change in gross revenue of BSNL in the quarter, both Airtel and Vodafone Idea witnessed a dip in gross revenue during this period, revealed the report. As per the report, gross revenue of Airtel in the quarter was down to Rs. 434 crores followed by Vodafone Idea at Rs. 84.2 crores. As TRAI has not declared BSNL’s change in gross revenue for the June quarter, the report mentions BSNL’s gross revenue of March quarter of Rs. 58.8 crores.
According to TRAI data for Odisha, Reliance JIo achieved over 59% market share in adjusted gross revenue (AGR), said the report.
The June quarter also witnessed sharp rise in data usage with thousands of users switching over to work from home and beginning of online classes of students in the ongoing pandemic situation. Along with ensuring consistent high-speed internet across the state, Reliance Jio also rolled out JioFiber high-speed broadband in key locations of 13 major cities in Odisha.
It is worth mentioning here that Reliance Jio has been steadily growing in Odisha with rapid expansion of its vast 4G network coverage, continuous rise in the number of Jio subscribers in the state and consistent high-speed internet service across the state. It has become the complete market leader in the state with becoming both No. 1 in both customer market share and revenue market share since December 2019.
In the recently released mobile subscriber data by TRAI, Reliance Jio added highest number of subscribers in Odisha the month of May while operators like Airtel and Vodafone Idea lost lakhs of subscribers in the month. Reliance Jio has added over 1.87 lakh new mobile subscribers in Odisha followed by BSNL which added 52329 subscribers in May 2020.