India is a large country. With a population of 1.252 billion, it is second only to China in the world. About one year ago, the total mobile subscribers in India crossed the 1 billion subscriber mark. One would think that a new operator in such a saturated environment would be at a disadvantage. Reliance Jio is a 4G LTE network that commercially launched services in September, 2016. Jio says it has acquired over 72 million subscriber already.
That is 72 million subscribers in 4 months of operations.
Reliance Jio has been on an aggressive path since commercial launch, enticing new subscribers with freebies, including free unlimited voice and data packages. As a matter of fact, the network is offering free internet till March 2017.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.