100,000 Edge servers for India’s Jio

Mukesh Ambani is promising to add 100,000 servers to Reliance Jio, the largest announced Edge Network in the world. Jio’s 340M 4G subscribers are more than the entire US population and are changing the Internet. Next: 50 million fibre to the home priced from US$10. He is building a remarkable video offering that will take advantage of the Edge servers.

The Chinese will also build enormous Edge Networks, but haven’t yet revealed the number of servers. China Unicom and China Telecom are doing a joint build at the towers. They’ve given no word on their Edge.

Ambani is doing more for his country than any other builder of the Internet. His next target is 4G to 500 million. The 5G upgrade will begin a few months after the government gives permission.

Improvements welcome