Telecom service provider Aircel has registered a 82 percent growth in data usage and 35 percent in its customer base during the last six months in Jharkhand, a company official said today. Also Read - Mobile phone customer base in India reduces by over 58 million in April 2018
“We have recorded a growth 35 percent on account of customer base in Jharkhand,” Arvind Singh Shekhawat, Regional Manager (Central), of Aircel told reporters here. As part of the network expansion exercise, he said Aircel has significantly enhanced capacity in all its sites across the city and added 54 sites that would redefine the 3G data usage experience with a maximum speed of upto 7.2 Mbps. Also Read - 10 lakh Aircel customers port to Vodafone
Shekhawat said the company had introduced a special recharge of Rs 255 offering one GB of 3G data as well as unlimited local calling from Aircel to Aircel and 25,000 seconds of local/national calling to any network. He added that Jamshedpur contributed 43 percent revenue from data usage compared with 22 percent by central region of Aircel comprising Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh. The smartphone penetration in Jamshedpur was around 50 percent because of high literacy rate and the people are data savvy here, which was reason behind the company recording such a high growth, he claimed. Also Read - More than one lakh Aircel customers registered to join BSNL
The company’s have been registering double digit data usage growth every months in Jamshedpur, he said.