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October 24, 2016

reliance jio edges past china mobile to become the worlds biggest network data carrier

"internet download speeds on Jio had dropped from 11.31 Mbps to 8.77 Mbps as of last month"

 
In less than 60 days of its launch,India’s Reliance Jio is already seeing and handling more data traffic on its network than any other telecom operator in the world. The '4G-only' Reliance Jio network is currently seeing data usage of 16,000TB per day, according to analysts at financial services company Credit Suisse. This is by far the largest data usage any carrier handles on a typical day, the analysts noted. In comparison, China Mobile registers a data usage of 12,000TB on its network every day, whereas Vodafone Global fares 6,000TB per day. India’s largest industrial house, RIL launched the Reliance Jio network with much fanfare and enticing 'Welcome Offer' to the public on Sept. 5. Under the offer, Jio is giving users 4GB of 4G data and unlimited voice calls each day. The company is also offering users access to a fleet of music, movies, and TV streaming services at no cost.


Reliance Jio announced earlier this month that it has over 16 million subscribers on its network. The company also claimed that it was adding between 600,000 to 1.1 million subscribers to its network each day.However network speed remains an issue. Although users wont be complaining given that its free till december.Earlier this month, Ookla, the Seattle-based company that makes the popular Speedtest.net app announced that download speeds on Jio had dropped from 11.31 Mbps to 8.77 Mbps as of last month.