will have more than 125 million potential 4G subscribers available by that time, market research firm
CyberMedia Research (CMR) predicted on Thursday. This is the cumulative number of 4G smartphones CMR
expects to be available in the market by the end of 2016.
Reliance Jio is giving a four-month introductory offer for everyone of free voice and data services beginning
September 5. “This is a significant development for the Indian telecom ecosystem. There could have been no
better day than the Teacher’s Day to unleash the new era of communication for the Indian users, leading to
the digital literacy and education in the country,” said Thomas George, Senior Vice President and Head,
CMR also expects Reliance Jio to become the largest Over-The-Top (OTT) player of the country and also
make inroads in the elite league of largest app users of an Indian app developer. RJio will be there along with
Hike and Flipkart which have users in the range of 100 million each as per industry estimates. “Use case and
affordability is an internal factor and have already been addressed by Jio through My Jio bouquet of services
and the disruptive pricing, among the lowest world over,” added Faisal Kawoosa, Principal Analyst Telecoms,
CMR also expected Jio to play a critical role in bridging the digital divide prevalent in the country. The report
also said the cumulative shipment number for Tablet PC/4G dongles/Mi-Fi devices will reach 2.5 million by the
year end. “The estimates are based on the actual numbers reported till June 2016 and projections up to
December 2016, thereafter,” the report added.