New Delhi, October 19
Private telecom operator Reliance Jio toppled state-run BSNL in August to become the largest fixed-line service provider in the country, according to a Trai report released on Tuesday.
This is the first time since the beginning of telecom services in the country that a private operator has gained the numero uno position in the wireline segment.
According to Trai’s subscriber report for August, Jio’s wireline subscriber base reached 73.52 lakh while that of BSNL was at 71.32 lakh.
BSNL has been providing wireline services since the last 22 years, whereas Jio launched its wireline offering 3 years ago.