Today, Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani not only clarified speculations concerning Jio free services but also shed light on milestones for his telecom venture in a press conference. The same was live-streamed on Jio’s social media handles as well.
For those unaware, Jio had amassed 70+ million users under its spectrum until December. And Mukesh Ambani took a moment to announce that the company has now crossed the 100 million customer mark in his keynote speech. The record-breaking figure has been achieved only within 170 days of the venture’s launch. Talking about the same, Mukesh Ambani added,
This milestone belongs to every member of teh Jio community. We have created sustainable employment and this is an achievement for the entire country. We are humbled by the enormous trust placed on us by our customers.
This announcement was coupled with the declaration that Jio’s free offer will expire on coming March 31st. Instead, a new Jio Prime offer will be introduced in its place. Under this, Rs 99 per year will get you the Prime membership (only for existing users).
Ambani crowned India as with the no.1 in the world for Mobile internet usage. Throwing light on the numbers, he presented that over 200 crore minutes of voice and video calls are being made every day on Jio. He also noted that the telecom carrier presently provides 5.5 crore hours of video daily on its network. The company has collaborated with 10 lakh retail partners and is trying its best towards a stronger and faster network. This means that 7 customers were added to their network every second for the past 170 days.
Further, talking about the same, Ambani stated,
With Jio it is my promise that we will provide World class quantity and quality of data at prices that are affordable. We plan to double this in the coming months and will offer Jio coverage to 99 per cent Indians.You have shown that India can adopt the digital life.
Currently, the telecom carrier is not only focused on retaining users it has already onboarded on their platform but also on fixing their infrastructure to provide a better experience as well. It has recently invested over Rs. 30k crore, taking the total investment in Jio over Rs 2 lakh crores, in enhancing their network infrastructure. Today’s announcement will further keep the pressure on its competitors intact.
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