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Reliance Jio Adds 85 Lakh Subscribers in December; Airtel, Vodafone Idea Lose Users

The total subscriber base of Airtel was 34.03 crore, down 15.01 lakh from November, the data showed

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Jio services now include attractive lifestyle products as well. (Wikimedia Commons)

Reliance Jio continued to increase its subscriber base in December as other major telecom operators Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel lost users during the period, data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) showed on Wednesday.

Reliance Jio added 85.6 lakh subscribers during the month under review, taking its total subscriber base to 28.01 crore.

“Total wireless subscribers (GSM, CDMA and LTE) increased from 1,171.76 million (117.17 crore) at the end of November 2018 to 1,176.00 million (117.6 crore) at the end of December 2018, thereby registering a monthly growth rate of 0.36 per cent,” TRAI said in a statement.

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Vodafone Idea, the largest telecom operator in terms of subscribers, lost around 23.32 lakh subscriptions and its base by December-end stood at 41.87 crore.

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The total subscriber base of Airtel was 34.03 crore, down 15.01 lakh from November, the data showed.

On region-wise subscription trend, TRAI said that “during the month of December 2018, all service areas except the northeast, showed positive monthly growth in their wireless subscribers”. (IANS)

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Ericsson to Deploy 5G-ready LTE Equipment For Vodafone Idea

'Ericsson Radio System' is an end-to-end modular and scalable radio access network consisting of hardware, software, and services

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Ericsson on Wednesday said it would deploy 5G-ready LTE equipment for Vodafone Idea’s network in eight circles across India.

Under the contract, which has been signed for a three-year period, Ericsson would supply radio access and transport equipment from its “5G-ready Ericsson Radio System portfolio, including ‘MINI-LINK’ 6000 microwave backhaul solution”, the company said in a statement.

“Ericsson today announced that it has been selected by Vodafone Idea Ltd to provide and deploy 5G-ready equipment across select markets in India,” it said.

The deployments would provide Vodafone Idea’s network with advanced LTE capabilities, high capacity, low latency microwave backhaul and enable rapid deployment 5G services in future, the company said.

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Ericsson rolls out export of 5G-ready telecom equipment. Flickr

According to the statement, Ericsson India has already begun radio access and microwave network consolidation and modernisation.

Consolidation of existing deployed base (2G and 3G) will be carried out to maximise spectrum on LTE, followed by ongoing optimisation of the network in order to enhance end-user experience, it said.

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‘Ericsson Radio System’ is an end-to-end modular and scalable radio access network consisting of hardware, software, and services.

MINI-LINK for microwave transmission is a “fully-integrated IP router portfolio, and fronthaul solutions – all managed by a common management system”. (IANS)