Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio, being a relatively new name in Indian telecom industry, has become a household name thanks to its disruptive free data and voice calling services. Mukesh Ambani, who is serving as the chairman and managing director at Reliance Industries Ltd., began the AGM by saying “Jio has broken one world record after another.” One of the biggest announcements at the company’s annual general meeting in Mumbai this morning includes the number of customers that are using Reliance Jio services across the country. Here is our list of five achievements that set Reliance Jio apart from every other carrier in India.
1) 100 million customers in 10 months
Reliance Jio reached 100 million customers within ten months of its launch. The company, since its debut, has been delivering many free voice and data offers. It managed to attract a lot of customers since its early days. Reliance Jio said the company reached 100 million users in less than 170 days.
2) Faster growth rate than Facebook/WhatsApp
Reliance said Jio has been adding 7 new users every second per day since its early days across the country. According to Reliance, this growth rate is bigger than the adoption rate for apps and services such as Facebook, WhatsApp, and Skype.
3) 125 million customers using Reliance Jio
Reliance Jio has crossed the milestone of 125 million users as of reporting this, which is faster than every other carrier in India. Reliance Jio’s growth rate is so high that other telecom operators also started charging less for data and voice calling to compete with the player.
4) Boost in data consumption
The company said it has managed to push monthly data consumption from 20cr Gb per month to whopping 250cr Gb per month, out of which 125cr Gb is consumed by Reliance Jio users alone.
5) Building first of its kind infrastructure
Reliance Jio also spent Rs. 2 lac crore in establishing the world’s largest greenfield 4G LTE network. In just 10 months, Jio has built a network that rivals that of other telcos who’ve been in the market for far longer. Mr. Ambani claimed that within 3 years, Reliance Jio will have the largest 4G LTE network in the country, larger than that of companies who would have been in the business for 22 years by that time.
The Mukesh Ambani led company has created wave after wave every few months and regardless of how people might feel about the quality of service, the company’s achievements cannot be denied.