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Reliance Jio creates world record: 16 million subscribers in one month

Reliance Jio has announced today that the the network has created a world record by crossing 16 million in total subscribers during the first month of operations. Reliance Jio rolled out its full 4G services to the public on September 5, and became open to most smartphone brands that the SIMs were not compatible with during the Preview Offer.

“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 Ambani, chairman, Reliance Industries (RIL).

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

Jio has introduced Aadhaar-based paperless 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.

Bharti Airtel, the largest mobile operator in India, has a subscriber base of 257.5 million, as on August. According to data by industry body COAI, Airtel’s subscriber addition in August stood at 0.70 million. It had added 1.07 million net new subscribers in July.
Vodafone had over 200 million subscribers and Idea about 177 million subscribers in August while the subscriber count of Aircel stood at 89.7 million. Telenor’s came in at 53.2 million and that of state-owned MTNL was about 3.6 million at August-end.

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