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Reliance Jio sets World Record by enrolling 16 Million Customers in Just 26 Days

Jio has introduced Aadhaar-based paper-less Jio SIM activation across 3,100 cities and towns

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Mumbai, October 9, 2016: Reliance Jio Infocomm (Jio) has created a world record by grossing 16 million subscribers in its first month of operations, a company statement said here on Sunday.

The company commercially launched its services on September 5.

“We are delighted and humbled by the overwhelming response across India to the Jio Welcome Offer. Jio is built to empower every Indian with the power of data,” said Mukesh D. Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Industries Limited.

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“We are delighted that people have recognised this and are utilising our services to the fullest. We are customer-obsessed and committed to improve every day to exceed expectations of our customers,” he added.

“Jio has achieved this growth faster than any other telecom operator or start-up in the world, including the likes of Facebook, WhatsApp and Skype,” the statement said.

Jio has introduced Aadhaar-based paper-less Jio SIM activation across 3,100 cities and towns.

“This enables the customer to complete the SIM activation process in a matter of minutes, with only his or her Aadhaar number,” the statement said.

“This process will be extended across the country and fully stabilised for satisfactory on-boarding experience in the next few weeks,” it added. (IANS)

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    An incredible response!

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Reliance Jio Leading Subscribe Market Share: Report

Jio leading, Bharti stable, Voda losing: CLSA report

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Reliance Jio’s 8-million strong subscriber additions, Airtel’s stable market share and Voda Idea losing customers is the sum of brokerage firm CLSA ‘s telecom sector outlook for February 2019, that projects Jio will lead the subscriber market share in the current year.

In its India Telecom report, CLSA said Indian mobile subscribers in February increased by 2 million to 1,184 million, with Reliance Jio adding 8 million, while Bharti Airtel subscribers remained flat and Vodafone Idea lost 6 million, month-on-month (m-o-m).

Over the past year, Jio’s active subscriber market share has gone up to 24 per cent, gaining 9 percentage points (ppts), Bharti has maintained its share at 32 per cent and Vodafone Idea lost 5 percentage point to fall to 37 per cent, CLSA said.

The number of 3G and 4G subscribers increased by 10 million to 532 million, the report added.

According to the report, mobile number portability (MNP) requests declined 10 per cent MoM and this, along with the increase in Jio’s subscribers in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal, could imply that a part of the dual-SIM users are shifting usage back to incumbent networks.

“With the India mobile being a three-player oligopoly and rising data adoption, we remain positive on Jio which will emerge as a leading telco in 2019, and also Bharti, given its strong market-share defence and inevitable turn in revenues,” CLSA said.

Subscriber market-share gains for Jio will continue, the report forecast.

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The m-o-m active subscriber base for the sector was flat as Jio’s gains were offset by MoM declines of Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea. The divergence between active and reported subscribers for Jio remains high at 16 per cent against four to eight per cent for Bharti and Vodafone Idea, the report stated.

It said the 3G/4G subscriber additions have now normalised on a monthly basis.

After rising sharply to 21 million in January this year, the 3G/4G subscriber additions normalised to 10 million, taking the 3G/4G subscriber base to 532 million.

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The subsribers of 3G and 4G now form 45 per cent of the reported industry mobile subscriber base, the report added.

“Of the 10 million additions, we estimate that 0.5 million additions were from smartphone users and remaining were JioPhone additions,” CLSA said.

According to the brokerage, Vodafone Idea added 0.4 million 3G/4G subscribers in February 2019. Over the past year, Bharti’s push on bundled plans helped the operator take its 3G/4G smartphone subscribers share to 24 per cent, gaining 3 ppts. (IANS)