How Reliance changed India After Introduction of JIO ?

mukesh ambani being growth of india

     Reliance Group Before 2015

Reliance Industries Ltd. began as a tiny textile manufacturing facility in Mumbai before growing to become one of the country’s largest corporations. During their growing time RIL focused on textile Industry and become one of the leading competitors in the market but in the 1970s the company explore new sector called petrochemicals. By the end of 1980s they become prominent in petrochemical as well.

The headquarters of the Indian multinational corporation Reliance Industries Limited are located in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The Indian Business conglomerate Reliance industries was founded in 1958 by the great Dhirubhai Ambani and now  Mukesh Ambani is the chairman of reliance industries which is now process of further inheritance. Some of the industries Reliance industries has made strong existence  are industries like telecommunication industry , reliance retail , petrochemicals industry, oil and gas exploration, and media. In 1986, they listed their company and become public company, this helped them to raise more capital and become distended. By branching out their operation into finance, power and communication sector as well.

In order to further expand its petrochemical and refining businesses, RIL merged with Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Limited (IPCL) in 2002. RIL began operating retail stores in 2005, opening its first location in Mumbai. Since that time, the reliance industries company has expanded the range of its retail operations to include supermarkets, big-box stores, and online sales. RIL has expanded operations recently and is now one of India’s largest corporations. The business introduced its telecom service, Jio, in 2016, and it soon grew to be one of the biggest telecom providers in India. RIL has also made significant investments in renewable energy, healthcare, and digital services.

Introduction of Reliance JIO

On the day of 5th Sept 2016 Reliance into a new sector called Telecommunication in the name of Jio. Before Jio RIL net worth was about $45 billion but in 2023 it crossed $220 billion. Reliance Industries Ltd. has a very sizable net worth and its assets number in the millions or rather billions. Its entire net worth is estimated to be 220 billion US dollars, which is roughly equivalent to 17.60 lakh crore in Indian rupees. The company’s entire assets are valued at more than $220 billion, and it is anticipated that its net income will be in the amounting of $7.5 billion. Its total equity is anticipated to be in the range of $97 billion. These numbers convey a strong sense of the company’s sight. With a market capitalization of $228 billion, Reliance Industries Ltd. is very large.

Jio cinema genius strategy

Jio Cinema has a freemium business strategy, which has proven to be a brilliant decision as it has allowed the company to gain a sizable user base by providing free access to premium content, building a solid customer base, and increasing user engagement. Reliance Jio’s streaming service Jio Cinema, with its innovative economic strategy that is upending the status quo of streaming, has become a game-changer. Jio Cinema’s distinctive business plan, which mixes a freemium strategy with strategic alliances, content acquisition, and user engagement, makes it stand out from the competition. Jio Cinema has also emphasized user participation as a key factor in its success.


It’s been three years Reliance Jio introduces their freemium strategy to the Indian market and changed the face of the industry with huge amount of data & voice traffic. The numbers are astonishing. According to the report from Kotak Institutional Equities data volume rose 4160% to 20.3 billion in 2016-19 periods. User spends on average bases of 10.6 GB per month.

The client base of Reliance Jio reportedly reported using more than 10 exabytes, or 100 billion GB, of data in a single month. Consumers used 4.6 exabytes (46 billion GB) of data overall in 2016 across all networks. Only Jio users consumed more than 30.3 exabytes in the first three months of the year, so it appears that things are quickly changing. According to research provided by Jio alongside its quarterly results, the typical network user now consumes over 23.1 GB of data per month, an increase of 10 GB within 2 years.

Social Media

Social media users in India reached 518 million in 2020, thanks to the country’s widespread internet availability. In addition, it was projected that there will be over 1.5 billion social network users in the nation by 2040. As of 2020, Facebook remained the most widely used social media network. In 2022, it is expected that the Social Networking segment will generate US$0.87 billion in total sales. A predicted market volume of US$1.12 billion is estimated by 2027 thanks to a projected annual growth rate of total revenue of 4.75% (CAGR 2022–2027).The Social Networking segment’s in-app purchase (IAP) income is anticipated to reach US$90.67m in 2022. In the Social Networking area, paid app revenue is anticipated to reach $0.21 million in 2022.In the Social Networking segment, advertising revenue is anticipated to reach US$774.90m in 2022.In 2022, it is anticipated that the Social Networking segment will have 1.75 billion downloads. The current estimate for average income per download is $0.49 USD.

All of this occurred after Jio was launched in India. Within a short period of time, revolutionary shifts are brought about by the Reliance strategy and the Ambani vision. We are currently living in the Internet era, where anything is possible anywhere in the universe. All the businesses were in an impasse during the epidemic; however the revolution that occurred back in 2016 helped many industries. Many industries can withstand pandemic times with the availability of unlimited bandwidth along with limited funding. Online learning and work-from-home opportunities were introduced, and they were productive.


A Reliance-sponsored Jio was the one who indirectly aided numerous Indian industries. Numerous users of social media are primarily compensated by the entertainment industry. Many start their own online businesses, become media influencers, etc. Instagram has increased in popularity among the social media sites. These past few years have seen enormous upheaval. Numerous jobs were automated, creating new opportunities. Many people have benefited from these opportunities and are now able to find well-paying jobs while working from home during free time. All of this occurred as a result of Ambani’s introduction of Jio in 2016 and its revolutionary impact. With annual growth of 4.75%, the industry will have staggering revenues of $2 billion by the end of 2027.

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