Wankhede’s ODI Match saw the Highest Jionet Data Consumption

Reliance Jio Infocomm, the telecom venture of Reliance Industries is gearing up to launch its next-generation high-speed internet services. It is offering its free Jionet service at varied locations to test its performance. The Mukesh Ambani-led company has set up Wi-Fi hotspots in a number of cities across India.

Reliance Jio’s Service at Wankhede

In Mumbai, Reliance Jio offers its 4G services at the Wankhede Stadium. Wankhede Stadium is the home ground of the Indian Premier League (IPL) team, Mumbai Indians, owned by Reliance Industries’ Chairman, Mukesh Ambani.

Reliance Jio offers a speed of 13.55 Mbps at the stadium. Wankhede Stadium covers an area of15,000 sq. meters. The stadium has the capacity to accommodate 30,000 people at a time.

During the National Football League (NFL),a speed of 4.68 Mbps had been offered at the Levis Stadium, while at Barclays Centre, a speed of 5.09 Mbps was offered during the matches of National Basketball Association (NBA).

On October 25th, a One-Day International (ODI) match was held between India and South Africa at the Wankhede Stadium. The day saw the highest data consumption at the stadium. Reliance Jio set a record of offering 2.2 TB data to spectators, during the match.

A spokesperson of Reliance Jio said, “Spectators lapped up the Jionet services, breaking all records of fastest average speed delivered per person and adoption rate (percentage of spectators who used the service in a stadium).”

During the match, 53% viewers liberally used the complimentary Wi-Fi service. 27,500 people were present at the stadium. Out of these 14,500 users connected to the Wi-Fi service. The 4G internet was primarilyused for streaming videos. Each user consumed 156 MB of data, on an average. Previously, at the NFL and NBA match, average data consumptionper user was 46 MB and 61 MB respectively. The Superbowl series of NFL has seen a higher data consumption rate.

All around the world, many stadiums offer high-speed internet services to keep the enthusiasm and entertainment levels high for spectators. This enables thousands of spectators to get connected, even when they are enjoying a live sporting match. However, data consumption by Indian audiences is much higher than the consumption by global audiences. A Jio Spokesperson informed that at the 25th October ODI match, data consumption was at an all-time high. It surpassed the records set by NBA and NFL matches.

Reliance Jio’s TV Service

Recently, Reliance Jio announced that it will be providing anytime, anywhere TV content on any device, along with its broadband services. Through this service, subscribers will be able to enjoy their favorite shows without the fear of missing them. Reliance Jio’s subsidiary, Reliance Jio Media Pvt. Ltd. had acquired a provisional pan-India Multi-System Operator (MSO) license in June, this year. The company is in talks with a number of local cable operators to ensure last mile connectivity. Reliance Jio is set to bring a transformation in the television viewing experience.


The recent ODI held at Wankhede Stadium recorded the highest data consumption offered by Reliance Jio Infocomm


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