Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

Jio's Internet Revolution in India
P & R Vol.2 Issue 8
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Jio’s Internet Revolution in India

Publication Year : 2021

Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, commonly referred to as Jio, a subsidiary of Jio platforms and owned by Reliance Industries is an Indian telecommunications company launched in December 2015 and became publicly available in September 2016. India is now the second largest telecommunications market in the world with the telecom subscriber base reaching 1.15 billion by the end of year 2020, as per a report by Statista in February 2020. India has also become the world’s second largest internet consuming country with the average data consumption of 9 .8 GB a s t he c ountry’s internet subscriber base has now increased from 250 million to 550 million in just three years. Reliance Jio’s contribution to this surge in India’s telecommunication and internet market has been pivotal.