Jio crosses 24mn subscribers’ mark with Telangana & Gujarat leading the list
Ever since its release, Reliance Jio has been ‘Talk of the town’. Reliance Jio is among the biggest forces to hit the country this year. From providing unlimited free voice calling & free 4G data to creating a world record by crossing 16 million subscribers’ mark in just one month; time to time there have been many reasons for it to remain in news.
The Jio Preview Offer and Jio Welcome Offer have had millions of users hooked to the services, and the fact that these services are being offered for free is really exciting for the consumers. Reliance Jio hinted that it might extend its Jio Welcome offer till 31 March 2017. The growth of Reliance Jio has been quite a phenomenon and makes a great case study.
Now according to latest news, Reliance Jio Infocomm’s user base has reportedly surpassed 24 million mark, and is growing swiftly with the addition of up to a million users per day, as the company aims for 100 million customer mark by March 2017.
According to a presentation given to Reliance Industries’ investors, the company has booked more than 24 million customers till now, and the leading circles are Telangana and Gujarat at 1.2 million and 1.5 million subscribers by September 30.
The company said that Punjab had 0.8 million users, while Delhi and Haryana circles had 0.7 million users each, followed by Mumbai, Orissa, Kolkata and Kerala had 0.6 million users.
West Bengal had 0.5 million users, followed by Assam with 0.3 million, Himachal Pradesh with 0.2 million, the north eastern circle with 0.1 million, and Jammu & Kashmir with 0.1 million, the data showed. The company in the presentation said that subscriber addition is distributed across the country, “pan-India demand for services and ability of Jio to service demand.”
Jio has 4G coverage in 18,000 cities and over 2 lakh villages, covering over 70% of India’s population. It plans to extend the coverage to 90% of the population by next year, the company said.
The telco also revealed that it is adding 90-95% subscribers through Aadhaar-based eKYC across 4,059 towns and cities in the country.
It can also be seen that Gujarat and Telangana have outnumbered the customers to Delhi and Mumbai, the largest cities in India. This shows that Jio effect is stronger in circles where Airtel and Vodafone do not have a stronger hold and this is what Reliance is taking advantage of.
This is indeed quite an achievement for the company considering the fact that Reliance Jio started off their services on the 5th of September.