Reliance Jio world’s largest data carrier!
Reliance Jio, the latest telecom entrant has added yet another title to its cap. Now, a new analysis by financial services company Credit Suisse has declared RJIL as the world’s largest data carrier, putting behind China Mobile and Vodafone Global.
Jio’s 4G-only network is witnessing 16,000TB data consumption on a daily basis, which overrides China Mobile’s 12,000TB/day and Vodafone Global’s 6,000TB per day limits, Business Today reported. It is to be noted that Reliance Jio recently claimed it has achieved a world record by adding over 16 million users to its network in a month.
After its public launch in September, Jio’s Welcome Offer provides free calls for lifetime along with unlimited 4G data. This had people standing in queue for hours to avail the free calling and data. However, the leading competitors complained to The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and troubles started in Jio’s paradise. And Jio hit right back with its call failure issues, citing lack of Intersection points from the rival companies.
TRAI recently ordered Jio to end its offer on December 3, as the 90 days of offer according to the regulations will end then. To this, Reliance Jio has responded that the services will remain free till December 31st but the offer won’t be available for new users after December 3.
However, in another report TRAI labeled Jio’s 4G speed the slowest at 6.2Mbps. In a report hosted by the telecom authority, Airtel has the best mobile internet speed at 11.4Mbps while Reliance, Idea and Vodafone follow the lead with 7.9Mbps, 7.6Mbps and 7.3Mbps, respectively.
Not the one to take the flak, Jio explained that since Jio Welcome Offer has an FUP limit of 4GB per day, and the company claims that users test the speed only after they experience a deterioration of speed, therefore, the speed recorded is low. Jio said that once the FUP limit is crossed, the speeds are automatically throttled to 256kbps until the next refill happens on a new day.
However with its record-breaking statistics and free services, Jio has created a chaos in the telecom industry. Even though it was testing its 4 network since earlier this year, launching it to public for free in September has caused mayhem.
According to Jio, up to 1.1 million subscribers are joining its network each day, and it targets 100 million users by March 2018.