Reliance Jio crosses 130 million users in a year of its operations

The data says that Reliance Jio registered an average download speed of 18.331 Mbps which is nearly double the speed of incumbent telcos while the average download speed on Vodafone's 4G network.

By Priyanka

    Reliance Jio has crossed another milestone yes you heard it right as the company has managed to garner 130 million customers in just one year of its operations.

    Reliance Jio crosses 130 million users in a year of its operations

    Reliance Industries Chairman  Mukesh Ambani said in his letter to Jio employees, "In this past one year, we have broken several records, both in India and globally. But what gives me the biggest personal satisfaction is to have broken the myth that India is not ready to adopt advanced technology."

    He said that the way country has embraced 4G technology and the way it is being used has become the case study for quantum technology leaps. With the launch of Jio services, the cost of 1 GB mobile data has come down to less than Rs 10 from around Rs 250 priced earlier by other telecom operators.

    "Together we have created the largest end-to-end all -IP 4G network in the world...India has adopted Jio as its own. This is also reflected in the gigantic spurt in data consumption and customer numbers on our network," Ambani further added.

    Meanwhile, the company has topped or say declared as the fastest 4G network in the month of July, according to the new data Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
    (TRAI).

    The data says that Reliance Jio registered an average download speed of 18.331 Mbps which is nearly double the speed of incumbent telcos while the average download speed on Vodafone's 4G network was 9.32mbps. The speed on Bharti Airtel network improved slightly to 9.26mbps in July from 8.91mbps a month ago. Idea Cellular's average 4G download speed was lowest at 8.83 Mbps.

    The company started its operation on Septemeber 5, 2016 with the Welcome offer which gave unlimited data, voice, video calls and messaging access for three months and as expected, the whole telecom industry was shaken. In fact, Jio has forced has telcos to change their tariff plans to retain their users.

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