Vodafone Idea -- born last year from the merger of older operators Vodafone India and Idea Cellular -- continues to be the largest operator with 38.75 crore consumers.
The fall in subscription numbers of few telecom operators continued in May 2019. The largest subscription base holding telecom company Vodafone Idea had 1.89 lakh numbers followed by Tata Tele with 71,139 and Bharti Airtel with 26,432 in the month.
Together, the three telecom companies lost over 2.87 lakh numbers compared with their April 2019 subscription numbers.
Overall, the number of telecom subscribers fell by 438,655 to 116.18 crore in May. Jio added 81.8 lakh numbers and BSNL added 2,125. On the other hand, Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel and Tata Tele lost 56.97 lakh, 15.08 lakh, and 14.26 lakh respectively.