(Last Updated On: November 6, 2015)

Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL) is just months away from launching its next generation 4G LTE services in the country. And to promote its 4G network the company is offering the service on trial basis across multiple locations in the country.

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Recently, RJIL offered its 4G network via WiFi on a complimentary basis at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on the occasion of India Vs. South Africa ODI cricket match. It is worth noting that the WiFi service was provided to all the users irrespective of their current mobile operator.

This was done to let users know how using Reliance 4G can make a difference in their internet usage style. More than 53% users accessed Reliance 4G service via a WiFi AP- Jionet.

Jionet Covered More Than 15,000 sq. metres

With the availability of WiFi service, Wankhede stadium joined the list of elite stadiums in the world offering world-class Wi-Fi services. The Jionet WiFi network was available across 15,000 sq. metres of the stadium and the users enjoyed the high-speed internet to its fullest potential.

How Jionet Fared Against The World Records?

Jionet had an average rate of 13.55 Mbps while other record holders had an average throughput of just 4.68 Mbps and 5.09 Mbps. They also had much less users on their WiFi network who consumed much less data than those on Jionet.

Parameters Wankhede Jionet NFL (Levi’s stadium) NBA (Barclays Centre)
% Users on WiFi 53% 36% 20-25%
Average Throughput 13.55 Mbps 4.68 Mbps 5.09 Mbps
Total Data Usage 156 MB 45 MB 61 MB

 

Jionet handled 14,500 users out of the total 27,500 spectators and staff present in the Wankhede Stadium. All of these users used more than 2000 GB of high-speed data.

It is worth noting the global average for In-stadium Wi-Fi is 4 Mbps while Jionet offered average connection speed of 13.55 Mbps.

It was also very easy for users to access the WiFi service of Jionet. All they had to do was join Jionet WiFi network, which opened a webpage for completing the registration process by entering his/her mobile number. The user then had to enter the OTP received via SMS for getting connected to the internet.

To avoid unnecessary load, the users were disconnected from the internet after 30 minutes of inactivity. The users were then required to re-enter the same OTP for accessing the internet again.

What Does RJIL Gain From These Promotional Services?

By offering such free WiFi internet services, RJIL is getting to know the internet usage patterns of various users. And this will help RJIL in shaping its data strategy and internet tariff plans for its upcoming 4G network launch.

Source: TelecomTalk

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