The above graph represents the growth in the number of Reliance Jio subscribers, from the fiscal Q1 2016-17 to Q2 2018-19.
Reliance Jio has now more than 252 million subscribers by the end of Q2 FY18-19, ended on September 2018.
With 25.1% market share Jio is the fourth largest telecom provider in India after the merger of Vodafone-Idea. Within just 2 years of the public launch, in fiscal Q1 2019-20, Reliance Jio subscribers count reached 200 million, putting Reliance Jio ahead of BSNL in terms of market share.
With each passing quarter, Reliance Jio is adding about 30-35 million new subscribers to its total user base, constantly challenging the dominance of Airtel and Vodafone.
Reliance Jio Subscribers: The Unparalleled Growth
The unparalleled growth of JIo is largely driven by the jaw-dropping mobile tariffs, which has redefined the mobile telecom industry in India. Taking the consumer-first approach, Reliance Jio offers unlimited calls to customers, albeit restricting high-speed data usage.
Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL) is the telecom arm of Reliance Industries (RIL). On the eve of 27 September 2015 (83rd birth anniversary of Reliance Industries founder, Dhirubhai Ambani), his son Mukesh Ambani launched the Jio service but for only Reliance employees. Later on 5 September 2016, It became publicly available.
During its first fiscal quarter of 2016-17 (ended on June 2016), Reliance Jio had roped in 1.5 million subscribers in its test phase which offered free calls and data.