4 Largest Mobile Network Operators in India

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  • Post last modified:August 5, 2021

India is the second-largest Mobile user country after China. There are around 900 million active mobile users in India. The 2G,3G, and 4G technology cover its network in thousands of villages, with nearly half a billion people using 4g networks for internet data and voice calling in India.  Jio is the largest Mobile operator in India which launched in 2016, in a short period of time it gained millions of subscribers.


BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) is India’s oldest Telecommunication service provider in India, 4thth largest mobile network provider with about 118 million subscribers in 2020. It is owned by the Government of India. It limited its 4G technology to some cities in India and lost millions of subscribers in recent years. It is headquartered in New Delhi, India.


3. Airtel

Airtel is the third largest mobile network operator in India and the second largest in the world. Airtel was founded on 7 July 1995 by Sunil Bharti Mittal and is headquartered in New Delhi. It has about 280 million subscribers in May 2020.

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2. Vodafone Idea

Vodafone and Idea merged in august 2018 in Mumbai with headquarters based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, and Gandhinagar, Gujarat Vodafone India is the 3rd largest Mobile network operator in India with 332 million subscribers which makes it the second-largest mobile network operator in India and 5th in the world. 

1. Jio

Jio is the largest Mobile networks operator in India and third in the world with a subscriber base of over 376 million in May 2020. It launched its 4G LTE services in September 2016, headquartered in Mumbai, India. It is owned and founded by Mukesh Ambani(the richest person in India).

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