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A preview to Reliance Jio 4G Services - #RelianceJio

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani will re-enter the telecom business in a big way towards end of 2015 by commercially starting its 4G telecommunication services in India. A price war is sure to ensue as the new venture attempts to aggressively build a customer base in the country, the world’s second-largest mobile services market after China.

Ambani in a letter to his shareholders in the company’s 2014-15 annual report said "Reliance has spent around $13 billion so far and will roll out physical infrastructure in 880 cities and towns countrywide". At the annual shareholders’ meet, Ambani said Reliance Jio is among the largest ‘transformational greenfield telecom initiatives’ anywhere in the world.

It will play a key role in catapulting India into the Top 10 countries in the world from its current 142nd rank in internet penetration, he said. According to AGM notes, Jio’s network is currently present in 29 states of India and also covers 18,000 towns and cities across the nation. The company aims to cover 80% of India’s population by the year-end and plans to have complete national coverage within the next 3 years. The company has so far, deployed 250,000 km of fibre throughout the country and will plans to deploy twice this length over the next 3 years.

Reliance Jio will also push to get cheaper devices into the market. It is expected 4G LTE smartphones priced below 4,000 rupees ($63) would be available in the Indian market by December.

So, here are some of the services that you can expect Reliance Jio to offer in near future. All service would be available under JioWorld Website

Jio Chat: It is an IM that can be used for chatting, voice and video calling, conferencing, and file sharing including photos and videos.

Switch-and-Walk: This app will let users switch between different phones running operating systems with just a few touches. It will be able copy your contacts, messages, photos, music, media, and applications without any hassle.

Jio Drive:  It is a cloud storage and backup service that will let the users store, sync and share the content between their devices

Jio Play: It will be live streaming service that will let the subscribers watch HD TV having a variety of channels from anywhere and on any device

Jio Beats: It is personalized music streaming service having millions of songs and playlists in its library.

Jio Mags: This app will let the users access the popular magazines with quite a few innovative but undisclosed features

Jio News: It will show the hottest and breaking news from leading new publishers across various categories and regional languages

Whats new is... Reliance Jio Media has received provisional registration from the government to operate as a multi service operator (MSO) at pan-India level in digital cable TV space. With this permit, Reliance Jio (RJIL) will compete Hathway, IMCL, Siti Cable Network and DEN Networks and can itself distribute its media content on cable television.

The company has acquired control of media house Network18, which has 17 news channels including CNBC TV18, IBN7 and CNBC Awaaz, as well as 14 entertainment channels in 8 languages and set of internet businesses.

Reliance Jio recently has also joined hands with Bharti Airtel in a infrastructure sharing arrangement. Under this new mega-deal, Reliance Jio can now access Bharti’s nationwide tower and network and optic fibre network by paying a service fee.

Bharti has 85,000 towers spread all over India; along with 1.74 lakh kms optic fibre network inside India and a global network of optical fiber of 2.25 lakh kms length which covers 50 countries and 5 continents. This network includes i2i Submarine cable system which runs from Chennai to Singapore, and SMW4 submarine cable system which connects Chennai with Mumbai along with Singapore and Europe.
Reliance Jio will have access to them all.. :-)

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