Reliance Jio : Some Interesting, Yet Unbelievable Numbers

Reliance Jio, India’s youngest telecom startup has grown big, and so big that it has started giving sleepless nights to existing big telecom operators in the country. The 7 month old company today shared some numbers about its business during the annual results declaration and the numbers are unbelievable.  We are sharing the statistics exactly as shared by the company. We will come up with a detailed analysis later.


Service Launched          : 5, September

50 Million subscribers : 80 days

100 Million subscribers : 170 days

Subscriber addition per day : 6 Lakh

The operator launched its services on 5 September, 2016. It crossed 50 million subscribers in just 83 days. It crossed 100 million subscribers in 170 days. And by March 31, the operator has 109 million customers, displaying around 6 lakh subscriber addition per day. This is huge. More than a million subscribers a day.


Data traffic per day : 100 Crore GB

Equivalent to traffic consumed in USA by all operators

50% more than what consumed in China by all operators

Voice and video call per day : 220 crore minutes

Peak Simultaneous video stream per day : More than that of during Super Bowl event in USA

With more than 110 crore GB of data traffic per month and 220 crore voice and video minutes a day, Jio has become the largest network globally in terms of data carried and contributed to India becoming the leading country in the world for mobile data usage. Jio users are today consuming nearly as much data as on all the mobile networks in the USA and 50% more data than mobile networks in China in a clear indication that India will adopt digitisation and Digital Life faster than anyone else in the world.


Largest greenfield 4G operator

Spectrum Holding : 800 Mhz, 1800 MHz, 2300 MHz (access to 2100 and 900 Mhz)

Availability : All 22 circles

Tower strength : 109043, to add another 100000 in coming months

Average Data Speed : 15 Mbps (TRAI data for March, 2017)

The capacity and speed of the network are complemented by the widest LTE reach in the country. Jio has the world’s largest greenfield 4G LTE wireless broadband network, with over 100,000 mobile towers. And it will add another 100,000 towers to the network in the coming months. Jio is the only operator which has deployed pan-India LTE network across the 800MHz, 1800MHz and 2300MHz bands, giving it tremendous capacity advantage.

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