How Reliance Jio Became India’s Biggest Telecom (and Raised $21 Billion)

In 2010, one of India’s most dominant companies returned to the telecommunications space. In ten years, they flipped the table on all of India’s telecom incumbents and came out on top. Reliance Jio (renamed to Jio Platforms later on, but…

How Reliance Jio Became India's Biggest Telecom (and Raised $21 Billion)

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In 2010, one of India’s most dominant companies returned to the telecommunications space. In ten years, they flipped the table on all of India’s telecom incumbents and came out on top.

Reliance Jio (renamed to Jio Platforms later on, but I will stick to Reliance Jio) leveraged a $30 billion network to remake the Indian telecom industry and bring cheap data to the whole country.

Jio’s entry has literally remade the Indian digital economy. In this video, I want to look back at how Reliance Jio entered one of India’s most competitive industries, won leading share in that market against established incumbents, and won of the love of America’s tech titans.

Edit: I misspoke at 3:57, it’s BSNL not BNSL. My bad.

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