Reliance Jio pilots IoT services for tracking, security, surveillance and others

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Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio, which aims to cover 99 per cent of India population under its network, has kicked off pilot of its enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) services.

Beta trials are already going on in a few locations for delivering enterprise solution. The services are being given using the integrated network and platforms.

The new services will lead to more data consumption on its network that now runs on improved infrastructure. According to the company, the IoT network will support a variety of consumers and enterprises use cases which include vehicles tracking, smart appliances, smart metering, security, and surveillance.

In Feb, Jio had partnered with South Korean electronics giant Samsung to deploy a cellular IoT network. The firm claims to deploy around 8,000 to 10,000 towers every month.

Then the company had talked about creating an entire ecosystem and launch its IoT vertical pan-India.

Meanwhile, Jio traffic data for the last quarter ended March stood at 506 crore GB, a 17.4 per cent growth from the last quarter.

Among the Access Service Providers, Jio topped the chart with the net addition over 8 million new wireless subscribers. It was followed by Idea Cellular with 2.43 million new subscribers, while Vodafone added 1.5 million new subscribers in the same time period.

Jio, which sneaked into Fast Company’s world’s 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2018, claims to have a subscriber base of 168 million paid customers in less than 18 months of operations.

India became the highest mobile data user in the world. Indians have consumed over 1 billion GB of data every month compared to 200 million GB earlier. Notably, it’s estimated to save around $10 billion (Rs 64,000 Crore) for consumers, said a report by Institute for Competitiveness (IFC).

The development was first reported by VC Circle.

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