Reliance Jio overtook state-run BSNL as the largest provider of fixed broadband services in the country. The company added about 180,000 new subscribers in November, increasing its total base to 4.34 million.
While Airtel added about 100,000 subscribers, the second-ranked BSNL saw its customer base drop by over half a million. At the end of November BSNL had 4.2 million broadband customers while Airtel reported 4.08 million.
Jio’s rise to number one in the segment is within two years of its commercial launch. The company has expanded its on ground infrastructure and its optic fibre network is present outside 16 million premises, the company said after the second quarter results.