16/01/2017 7:23 PM IST | Updated 16/01/2017 8:42 PM IST

Reliance Jio Acquired 72.4 Million Subscribers In 2016

Jio complains about dropped calls in Reliance's Q3 report.

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Reliance Jio crossed the 72 million subscriber mark by the end of 2016 according to the Q3 report released by the company. The company had declared at the start of December that it had more than 50 million users within 83 days on the network thanks to the welcome offer. The figure is now 72.4 million.

Reliance Jio had declared the network open on 5 September at Annual General Meeting of the company. In December it introduced a new offer called 'Happy new year offer' to extend the free data to the existing users only changing the data cap to 1 GB instead of 4 GB of earlier.

"I am also delighted by our country's eagerness to adapt to a digital life as witnessed by the record-breaking launch of Jio. Its comprehensive ecosystem has enabled millions of Indians to lead a richer life through its offerings," said Mukesh Ambani the chairman of the company.

Jio has almost 3 lakh eKYC centers in 600 cities according to the report. The company aims to cover 90% of the Indian population in the coming years.

The company also mentioned the dropped call rate being still high with 125 calls made to the Airtel network out of 1000 failing. Jio has been in a loggerhead with incumbent operators since the launch. So much so that TRAI slammed a penalty of ₹3050 crores on Airtel, Vodafone, and Idea which is being contested in the court.

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