Reliance Creates World Record with 16 million Subscribers in a Month

Reliance Jio has created ‘a world record’ by crossing the 16 million subscriber mark in its first month of operations, September.
A new entrant in the 4G market, Reliance Jio has achieved this mark faster than any other startup or telecom operator in the world, including the likes of Skype, Facebook, and WhatsApp, Reliance Jio Infocomm said in a release.Jio may have 35 million 4G users by October-end, say industry observers
Mukesh Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Industries said, “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.”
“We are delighted that people have recognized this and are utilizing our services to the fullest. We are customer-obsessed and committed to improving every day to exceed expectations of our customers,” he added.
Reliance Jio Infocomm is a flagship of RIL. It launched its commercial services to the users on 5 September.
Ambani had said his new telecom venture would aim to acquire 100 million customers in the shortest possible time and create a new world record, at RIL’s 42nd annual general meeting.
He had also added that this would translate into a data usage of 250 crore, gigabyte per month. Jio has introduced Aadhaar-based e-KYC Jio SIM activation across 3,100 cities and towns in the country. This enabled users to complete the SIM activation process in a matter of minutes, with only their Aadhaar number.
The release also said, “This process will be extended across the country and fully stabilized for satisfactory on-boarding experience in the next few weeks.”
Jio, sparked off a tariff war, when it made a controversial entry into the world’s second-largest telephony market had on boarded 1.5 million users on its 4G network during the test phase.

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