Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, popularly known as Jio, is an Indian telecommunications provider. It is a subsidiary of Reliance Industries, the biggest corporation in India, which was ranked 88th on the Fortune Global 500 list as of 2023. Jio was publicly launched on September 5th, 2016, with 4G services, and soon became the leading mobile telecom provider in India. It also began offering 5G services at the end of 2022. As of December 2022, despite the impact of the coronavirus on the national economy, Jio held more than one third of the wireless subscriber market.
Telecommunications market in India
India’s telecommunications market is the second largest in the world, just behind China, with a subscriber base of over 1.1 billion at the end of 2021. Meanwhile, since 2010, the smartphone penetration rate saw steady growth in India and was close to 71 percent in 2023. Strong demand, and favorable government policies have been instrumental to the development of the industry. The Indian government has increased the FDI cap of the sector from 74 percent to 100 percent in 2020 to attract more foreign investments. Meanwhile programs like “Digital India” and “Make in India” also helped to boost digitalization and production in the telecommunications sector.
This text provides general information. Statista assumes no
liability for the information given being complete or correct.
Due to varying update cycles, statistics can display more up-to-date
data than referenced in the text.