4 Largest Mobile Network Operators in India

After China, India holds the rank of the largest mobile phone users. In India, there are about 900 million active mobile users. Nearly half a billion people in India use 4G networks for internet data and phone calls, with the network being covered by 2G, 3G, and 4G technologies. The biggest mobile provider in India is Jio, which debuted in 2016 and quickly racked up millions of subscribers.


BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) is India’s oldest telecommunications service provider and the country’s fourth-biggest mobile network operator in 2020, with over 58 million members. It is owned by the Indian government. It only offered 4G service in a few locations in India, and it has lost millions of users in recent years. The company’s headquarters are in New Delhi, India. BSNL continues its service despite facing frequent losses.


2. Vodafone Idea

In August 2018, Vodafone and Idea merged with the logo “VI”. It has headquarters in Mumbai, Maharashtra, and Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Vodafone India is India’s third-largest mobile network provider, with 218 million members, making it the third-largest in the country and the fifth-largest in the world.

3. Airtel

Airtel is India’s second-largest mobile network operator and the world’s second-largest. Sunil Bharti Mittal started Airtel on July 7, 1995, and it is headquartered in New Delhi. In May 2022, it reached 357 million subscribers.

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1. Jio

With over 383 million subscribers in May 2020, Jio is India’s largest mobile network provider and the world’s third largest. Its 4G LTE services were introduced in September 2016 and it is headquartered in Mumbai, India. Mukesh Ambani owns it and found it (the richest person in India).

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