India’s fastest-growing telecom operator Reliance Jio today announced that it has won the ‘Best Mobile Operator Service for Consumers‘ award at the Global Mobile (GloMo) Awards 2018 at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC). In addition, the company’s JioTV Live TV streaming application won the ‘Best Mobile Video Content’ category enabling Jio Digital Life. For the unknown, the GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards (The GLOMO Awards) recognise and celebrate all contributions made to the evolving and developing mobile industry globally, and the awards are considered as the Oscars of the mobile industry.
The GLOMO Awards are awarded for innovation and contribution across categories ranging from devices, technologies and applications to health, education and wearable technologies. “Jio’s disruptive entry and relentless work in turning India into a digitally empowered nation by providing a nationwide 4G network, affordable data and digital services, and innovative technical and commercial approaches have been recognised on the global stage with this prestigious award,” said the company in a media statement.
At the same time, Reliance Jio thanked the commitment and active involvement of the Ministry and Department of Telecommunications which created the right platform and framework for operators to differentiate and innovate for delivering inclusive value to all of India.
“It is a matter of national pride that an innovative new mobile service from India has been recognised at the most prestigious global platform,” said Mr Manoj Sinha, India’s Minister of Communications. “We are particularly satisfied that India is being propelled to global digital leadership with this.” Mr Sinha has been leading the Indian delegation at MWC representing and promoting India’s new global digital leadership initiatives.
With the aggressive approach, Reliance Jio made headlines for the entire 18 months it has been offering services. Also, Jio’s affordable tariff plans turned India into the largest user of mobile data globally. With affordable tariff plans, Jio made millions of Indians experience mobile data for the first time, which ultimately led the company’ subscriber base reach to over 160 million by December 2017, within just 16 months of launch.