Jio Fiber a big threat to BSNL than Bharti Airtel
New Delhi : Reliance Jio Fiber is all set for its commercial launch on September 5 and it is less likely to create a wave it had created three years back during the launch of Reliance Jio in the telecom sector on the same date.
Some of the business analysts claim that it is not likely to hamper businesses of Bharti Airtel and other private market player. But if at all it is going to hamper anyone then it will be BSNL, which currently leads the market segment with over 50% market share.
Just for perspective — the total user base of wireline broadband services in the country stands at just 18.45 million. Of this, the largest share is of BSNL's at 9.09 million, followed by Bharti Airtel, which has 2.39 million subscribers. The other players are very small.
Reliance Jio Fiber does not come out as a maximum threat as landlines are a time consuming process and the company is targeting 20 million residences and 15 million business establishments in 1,600 towns in the next 12 months.
Currently, only BSNL is a pan-India player for wired broadband with presence in all the cities and towns of the country, barring Delhi and Mumbai where MTNL is present.