|Jio, what are they upto ?|
India is the only country in the world which as of now offers free voice calling on any telecom network within the country.
IS IT BECAUSE INDIA IS SO MUCH COMPETITIVE THAT EVEN UNITED STATES, JAPAN, CHINA OR EUROPE ARE NOWHERE NEAR INDIAN PROWESS AND CAPABILITY AT EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT IN THE TELECOM SECTOR.?Let us look at how India has reached this very envious stage in global telecom expertise and management.
Is this disruptive innovation, customer-centric business or killing Indian telecom sector ?
With loss of 75,000 jobs, loss to telecom sector of almost $700 billion, loans of telecom companies of about $114 billion to be serviced, Jio's impact on Indian economy has been phenomenal !! Jio redefined the concept of telephone communication making it totally FREE, charging only for DATA, forcing other players to fall in line ! All incumbents in the telecom field suffered heavy losses and 7 out of 11 got wiped out ..
As of March 2018, there were 1035 million mobile phone subscribers in India. Airtel tops with 305m subscribers, Vodafone is second with 223m, Ideal Cellular comes third with 211m, followed by Reliance Jio 187m and BSNL at 100m.
1. COAI website,
2. ET May '18.