Reliance Jio has released its numbers for the quarter that ended on September 30, 2018. During the period, Jio’ subscriber base has crossed 250 million and that too in just 25 months after launching services to the public. Jio has added a total of 37 million subscribers in the quarter as opposed to 28.8 million it added in the previous quarter. Notably, it’s the highest number of subscribers added by any telco in a single quarter. Furthermore, the telco stated that the customer engagement continued to grow with average data consumption per user per month of 11GB and average voice consumption of 761 minutes per user per month.
Reliance Jio Added 37 Million Subscribers in a Single Quarter
As mentioned above, Reliance Jio has added a total of 37 million subscribers during the quarter that ended on September 30, 2018. In the previous quarter that ended on July 31, 2018, the company added 28.7 million subscribers, which took the overall base to 215 million. However, Jio’s customer base has now crossed 250 million and the telco achieved this feat in just 25 months after opening the services to the public. That being said, Jio has become the fastest telco to reach that mark. The overall subscriber base of Jio now reaches 252.3 million
In the quarter, Jio users consumed a total of 771 crore GB with an average user consuming 11GB per month. Jio also said that video consumption drove most of the usage, increasing to 410 crore hours per month on the network, average video consumption of 17.5 hours per subscriber per month.
If you’re wondering why Jio has seen such insane customer addition during the quarter, it’s because of the JioPhone Monsoon Hungama offer. For the uninitiated, the JioPhone Monsoon Hungama offer allows a user to exchange their existing working feature phone and get the first generation JioPhone at just Rs 501. Jio also added its lone postpaid plan of Rs 199 with free international roaming subscription continues to attract customers.
Commenting on the results, Mukesh D. Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director, Reliance Industries Limited said: “Jio was conceived with a mission to connect everyone and everything, everywhere – always at the highest quality and the most affordable price. We, at Jio, are glad with our progress towards our mission with more than 250 million subscribers on our network within 25 months of commencement of services. We have enabled our customers to adopt the digital life, with record consumption of data and use of digital services. Our next generation FTTH and enterprise services are now being made available to our customers to further enhance our value proposition to our customers.
Jio 4G Network: Highlights
Reliance Jio is the lone LTE-only operator in the country. During the quarter, Jio further deepened its all-IP 4G LTE network in existing areas along with coverage expansion to 99% of the population is on track to be completed in FY19. Jio is the only network to deploy tri-band (800MHz/ 1800MHz/ 2300MHz) on a pan-India basis. Jio is the world’s largest mobile data consumption network which is 5G ready, and it’s also the world’s largest VoLTE network with voice traffic growing consistently.