Mobile telecom wireless subscribers in India 2020, by provider

Reliance Jio was the leading company with a wireless telecom subscriber base of over 406 million across India as of September 2020. The south Asian country was the second-largest telecom market worldwide. The number of mobile subscribers in India amounted to around 1.17 billion in September that year. The country also achieved a 100 percent digitalization of the cable television network in 2019.

Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio is the subsidiary of Jio Platforms, the digital services segment of the Reliance Industries. The company only operates an LTE network and does not offer 2G or 3G services. Launched in December 2015 as Jio soft, it became publicly available in September 2016. The company became the largest mobile operator across India as of December 2019 and the third largest network operator in the world. At the end of fiscal year 2019, the net revenue of Reliance Jio was over 346 billion Indian rupees.

Telecom sector outlook

The telecom equipment sector revenue was estimated to be around 26 billion U.S. dollars by 2020. The number of internet subscribers was estimated to double by 2021. A compound annual growth rate of over 18 percent was forecast for the mobile value-added services within the country.

Number of wireless telecommunication subscribers in India as of September 2020, by service provider

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Release date

January 2021



Survey time period

as on September 30, 2020

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