“We noted an inadvertent error in subscriber data for January ‘21 submitted to TRAI in regular course. We have corrected the same and duly reported the revised data to TRAI,” said an official statement by Vodafone Idea.
The struggling telco reportedly informed the regulator that there was some error on part of a company executive in plotting the data for UP (West) and it has now sent the correct numbers.
Vi surprised analysts and the telecom industry by reporting that it added 1.7 million subscribers for the first time in 15 months in January, a month where Bharti Airtel continued to outpace rival Reliance Jio, according to data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai).
The last time Vi showed a net gain in subscribers was in the month of October 2019, which was also the first time it showed a net addition since the merger in August 2018.
Vi made net additions in the Haryana, Kerala, MP, and UP(W) circles, with the largest addition reported in the UP (West) circle at 3.7 million subscribers.
As per TRAI data, Vodafone Idea’s wireless subscriber base stood at 286 million, while the active users’ number stood at 256.3 million users, which is 89.63% of its total base.