Jio completes 2 years, aims to take India to ‘top 5’ in broadband connectivity

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Network operator Jio completes 2 years since it was first introduced in 2016 with hopes of taking India to top 5 countries in the world in broadband connectivity.

Touted as the largest and fasted growing wireless data subscriber base (215.3 million), Jio has triggered a digital revolution and put the power of data within the reach of every Indian.

“In a short span of two years, Jio has unleashed the huge data potential in the country, catapulting it to highest mobile data consumption in the world. In addition to strengthening and deepening the digital and content ecosystem with various initiatives, our aim is to connect 500 million feature phone users in India, who don’t have access to basic Internet,” Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited spokesperson said in a statement.

Making free voice a “reality in India,” Jio gave unlimited free calling with its tariff plans.

With Jio, social media platforms like Facebook, Youtube and others have seen enhanced user base in India. India has become most active market for Google and Facebook, estimated 70 million additions in the first year of Jio’s commencement of operations.

With 25 million Jio Phone sold by June 30, 2018, the brand now is targeting 100 million customers in the “shortest possible time”.

Over the two years Jio or its parent company, Reliance Industries, has acquired the music portal Saavn, announced deals with Erosand ALT Balaji, bought digital rights for Winter Olympics, Nidahas Trophy among others.

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