Mumbai: Reliance Jio Infocomm is currently witnessing the largest migration from free to paid services in history, RIL Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani said in a statement on Monday.
Jio, which kicked off operations on September 5, 2016, added 108.9 million subscribers on the network as of March 31, 2017. “Jio is committed to provide its customers the highest quality and the world’s most affordable data and voice services,” Ambani said.
During the fourth quarter, the company continued to solve its interconnection congestion issues with the leading telecom operators. “There has been noteworthy improvement in local access in recent weeks. While NLD interconnection remains an issue in some service areas, Jio is committed to solving this at the earliest and hopes for co-operation from the other operators,” the telco said.
Jio, which has the world’s largest greenfield 4G LTE wireless broadband network, with over 100,000 mobile towers, will add another 100,000 towers to the network in the coming months. It is the only operator which has deployed pan-India LTE network across the 800MHz, 1800MHz and 2300MHz bands, giving it tremendous capacity advantage.
The telco had earlier this year launched Jio Prime Membership for its initial customers. Jio Prime members are getting unlimited benefits, along with host of other benefits for a nominal, one-time enrolment fee of Rs 99. Within a month of announcing the Jio Prime Offer, over 72 million Jio customers signed up for JIO PRIME.
Jio further announced its Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan plan starting at Rs 309. Rs 309 pans offers unlimited SMS, calling and data (1GB per day at 4G speed) for 3 months on first recharge. The company also announced the Rs 509 plan with 2GB perday data.
“In order to smoothen the migration from free to paid services, Jio has implemented simple, affordable and regulatory compliant plans in customer interest,” the telco said. Jio recently launched International roaming service, which is available across the world.
Jio also said that it is observing over 110 crore GB of data traffic per month and 220 crore voice and video minutes a day, becoming 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, the telco added.