After Free 4G data, Jio is planning to launch laptop with a SIM card. Reliance Jio wants to increase its average revenue per user (ARPU) and they are exploring various ways to reach it. Thew proposed laptop with SIM card will be bundled with 4G data and content.
Reliance Jio has asked the US chip major Qualcomm to bring out laptops running the Windows 10 operating system with built-in cellular connections for the Indian market. Qualcomm is already closely working with Jio and Reliance Retail for the 4G feature phone.
Qualcomm is already in development stage with brand Smartron to bring the Snapdragon 835-powered laptops with cellular connectivity. There are 14 operators that have extended their support for this new category, including the US’ Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and major carriers in Germany, Italy, the UK, France, and Australia.
There are close to five million laptops are sold every year in India with most of them connecting to either enterprise or home or public WiFi spots. This is the user base for Reliance Jio. This number of subscriber could fetch Rs 30 crore revenue per month, or close to Rs 360 crore per year at a minimum to more than Rs 1000 crore a year.