wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

, , ,

Jio data growth slows as company adds 7.3 million subscribers, ARPU at ₹145


Jio added 7.3 million subscribers in Q2FY21, a modest increase compared to the 24.7 million additions in the same quarter last year. However, the company has crossed 400 million subscribers, something Jio says no telco outside China has done in a single country. Thanks to tariff hikes over the last few months, operating revenues have been steadily increasing, standing at ₹17,481 crore, up 33.14% YoY and 5.6% QoQ. Per capita data consumption, though, has not increased by much. Jio subscribers are consuming around 12GB of data per month, a mere 300MB increase year on year.

The company’s network had 20% more traffic than this quarter last year, 14.4 million terabytes (which translates to roughly 14.8 terabits per second of traffic in the quarter, with peak traffic likely to be much higher as internet traffic is likely comparatively negligible at night-time). Jio said it had seen a “[v]isible improvement in uptake” of its postpaid plans, but did not provide any further information.

Reliance acknowledged the lower-than-usual subscriber addition number, saying it was “offset partially by follow through impact of Covid on SIM consolidation and recharge cycle of migrant population”.

Operational highlights

  • Jio’s Average Revenue Per User stood at ₹145, up from Rs 140.3 in the previous quarter. This is up 13.8% YoY
  • Net subscriber additions for the quarter stood at 7.3 million, a 70.44% reduction YoY.
  • Average mobile data use is at 12GB, up from 11.7GB in the same quarter last year, and down somewhat from 12.1GB in the previous quarter.

Other financial highlights

  • EBITDA stood at Rs 7,971 crore, up 54.3% YoY.
  • EBITDA margin stood at 43.1%, compared to 41.8% in Q2FY20, and 42.5% in Q1FY21.
  • Operating revenue stood at ₹17,481 crore, up 33.14% YoY and 5.6% QoQ.

Results | Presentation

Read more:

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Written By

I cover the digital content ecosystem and telecom for MediaNama.

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.



The DSCI's guidelines are patient-centric and act as a data privacy roadmap for healthcare service providers.


In this excerpt from the book, the authors focus on personal data and autocracies. One in particular – Russia.  Autocracies always prioritize information control...


By Jai Vipra, Senior Resident Fellow at Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy The use of new technology, including facial recognition technology (FRT) by police...


By Stella Joseph, Prakhil Mishra, and Yash Desai The Government of India circulated proposed amendments to the Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020 (“E-Commerce Rules”) which...


By Rahul Rai and Shruti Aji Murali A little less than a year since their release, the Consumer Protection (E-commerce) Rules, 2020 is being amended....

You May Also Like


Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...


By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...


135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...


Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Your email address:*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ