According to the reports, number of telecom users have reduced upto 1.58 crore. This has occurred due to 15 crore additional users in Reliance Jio. 1.5 crore reduction in just one month is certainly shocking! This report has come through TRAI. In fact, growth of telecom was in negatives in November of up to -1.32. Subscribers in urban areas have reached around 700 million.
Tele density in India has reduced as well. It has reduced to 91.61 from 92.92. The lowest tele density has been reported in Bihar, whereas the likes of Tamilnadu, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu Kashmir, and Gujarat have highest density; these states have 100 % density. In Bihar, only 60 among 100 people have the telephones. Apart from Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh too has lesser density, which is less than 70.
On the other hand, number of data users or broadband users has increased. It has reached 35 crore increasing from 34 crore. This growth is inclusive of smartphones, wireless and landlines.
Reliance Jio’s dominancy in telecom sector is a clear cut symbol that the number of data users has found it lucrative. Reduction in telecom users clearly tells that the number of non-smartphone users has reduced. Same people using dual or multiple SIM cards are sticking with Jio because of its lucrative offers. In fact, Jio has become like an explicit network option in many remote areas. To be specific, the networks like Aircel have been deeply affected due to tough competition from Reliance Jio. Airtel is providing some sort of competition. Otherwise, JIO’s domination is still continuing.
Not just the network, business of electronic devices, especially the likes of dongles has reduced in a noteworthy fashion. Jio’s availability with feature phone has increased its sells even more. Many low-cost devices are coming integrated with JIO.