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Reliance Jio Added Most Subscribers in Year 2018

Airtel was the other gainer during the month under review with an addition of around 1.02 lakh new customers, taking its total tally to 34.18 crore

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Jio services now include attractive lifestyle products as well. (Wikimedia Commons)

Reliance Jio led the subscription race in November 2018 adding around 88.01 lakh subscribers across the country, the highest among all the telecom service providers.

Data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Friday evening showed that the subscriber base of Reliance Jio by November 30 was around 27.16 crore.

The total number of mobile phone subscribers in the country by the end of November was 117.18 crore, with a net addition of 17.39 lakh customers during the month, as per the data.

“Total wireless subscribers (GSM, CDMA and LTE) increased from 1,170.02 million at the end of October 2018 to 1,171.76 million at the end of November 2018, thereby registering a monthly growth rate of 0.15 per cent,” TRAI said in its statement.

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“As on November 30, 2018, the private access service providers held 89.99 per cent market share of the wireless subscribers whereas BSNL and MTNL, the two PSU access service providers, had a market share of only 10.01 per cent.”

The state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) added around 3.78 lakh subscribers in November, taking its total tally to 11.38 crore, it said.

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Airtel was the other gainer during the month under review with an addition of around 1.02 lakh new customers, taking its total tally to 34.18 crore.

The largest service provider in terms of subscribers and revenue, Vodafone Idea, however, lost around 65.26 lakh subscribers and its subscription base as of November-end was around 42.11 crore. (IANS)

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AI-based Data Analytics by Jio and Guavus

Jio partners with Guavus for AI-based data analytics

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Jio is one of the world's largest and fastest growing data service operators with more than 30 crore subscribers. Pixabay

Telecom and mobile data major Reliance Jio has partnered with California-based Guavus for artificial intelligence (AI) driven data analytics which would help enhance Jio’s services to its customers and also address critical service operations.

“Guavus’ AI-based solutions will provide real-time customer experience analytics, predictive analytics to automate network troubleshooting and key marketing insights to Jio. As a result, Jio will be able to offer superior service to its customers while addressing critical service operations with intelligent automation,” a joint statement by Jio and Guavus said on Thursday.

Jio is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing data service operators with more than 30 crore subscribers. The Indian service provider, which has disrupted the market with its affordable data plans and unlimited calling benefits, provides digital experiences ranging from data services on smartphones, to gigabit Internet at home, along with a portfolio of media offerings and IoT devices such as smart speakers and switches for the smart home.

Commenting on the partnership, Anish Shah, President of IT, Reliance Jio, said: “Our networks generate 4 to 5 petabytes of data each day. If this data can be properly analysed in real-time using big data analytics and predictive analytics techniques, we can both improve the health of our network through intelligent automation and offer multiple, customised personal services to our customers.”

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Reliance Jio has partnered with California-based Guavus for artificial intelligence (AI) driven data analytics which would help enhance Jio’s services to its customers and also address critical service operations. Pixabay

“Guavus’ solutions enable us to do this. We can make data-driven decisions that allow us to deliver a great experience to our customers while bringing intelligent automation to our operations,” he said.

Guavus is involved in AI-based big data analytics and machine learning innovation, driving digital transformation in major telecom service providers in the world.

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“Our teams will be able to take advantage of a ‘self-service’ platform to build custom analytics applications that are tied very closely to their areas of the business and to deliver quality new products much faster,” said Kiran Thomas, President, Reliance Industries.

Anukool Lakhina, Guavus’ founder and President, said: “The rapid growth, range and affordability of Jio’s service offerings and their innovative use of AI and analytics is transformative for their customers and India. We’re thrilled to be partnering with Jio to provide the AI and analytics foundation for the digital services revolution in India.” (IANS)