Reliance Jio Hits 100 Million Subscribers

Reliance Jio Hits 100 Million Subscribers





Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio Hits 100 Million Subscribers

Reliance Jio hits 100 million subscribers mark in just 170 days. Jio will start charging customers in April 2017 but voice calls to any network will always remain free. Reliance Jio set the target to acquire 100 million customers in shortest possible time on its 4G network and it created a new world record in just 170 days.

Reliance Jio’s free offer will come to end on 31 March. After this Jio’s 100 million customers will be able to access internet at Rs. 303/month i.e roughly Rs. 10 per day. Jio’s customers will get 30 GB data each month with daily cap of 1 GB.

Just five month after Jio’s launch, Jio customers are said to use more than 100cr GB of Data. Reliance Jio Infocomm opened for business in September and first Indian operator to provide free lifetime voice call facility. India has come to No. 1 position in terms of mobile data usage. By 2017 end, Jio will cover 99% of Indian population. Mukesh Ambani said Reliance Jio added seven customers every second per day for 170 days. Its subscriber addition rate surpassed the subscriber addition rate of Facebook, Whatsapp and Skype.

So far Reliance industry has invested more than $20 billion in Jio venture. It is expected to go up to $30 billion by 2019. The company took 6 years in setting up 4G network. Jio’s offer triggered price war in India. Now consolidation in telecom sector has started. Idea and Vodafone merged few months ago. Recently Bharti Airtel reported its lowest profit in October-December quarter and Idea reported first ever quarterly loss in the same period..

Jio crossed 50 million subscribers in just 83 days. Reliance Jio is working on to add another 100 million subscribers totaling is subscriber base to 200 million. Reliance is working on plan to provide Jio’s services on 4G enabled feature mobile phones. There are approximate 65% mobile users which use feature phone for mainly voice calls.

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