What more could be expected by Jio in 2017

Here are the top four things one could expected from Reliance Jio in 2017.

1. Jio's FTTH broadband services :  The company in the past had mentioned that it is working on
the roll out of its Fibre to the Home (FTTH) business offering. With beta trials initiated in a few selected locations across India. It also said the scope of beta trials would be expanded over the next few months and Mumbai will be the first city to get the preview of fiber services. It is also expected that it will come with a monthly cap of 100GB of 100Mbps speed data.

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2. Jio 4G VoLTE feature phones : After launching the various smartphone in the country, it is also expected that the Jio will launch its 4G VoLTE feature phones and it may cost between Rs. 1,000 and Rs. 2,000. The feature phones are expected to have buttons like MyJio, JioMusic JioTV, and JioCinema. These 4G phones could be brought in partenership with Google.


3. Jio DTH service : It was also reported in the media, that the company is planning to launch its Direct to Home services, Jio will be giving 300+ channels which could have 50+ HD channels and all this may cost around Rs 150 to Rs 250 using a Hybrid DTH set-top box. However, there is no official announcement by the company about this launch, but speculation is that this will happen by Q3 2017.

The hybrid Reliance Jio DTH set-top box will allow users to get cable channels as well as streaming services on their TV, similar to the Airtel Internet TV set-top box launched recently. The DTH service will be integrated with Jio's cloud storage platform, and the content will be saved online to stream; in fact, users will have the option to watch week-old TV content on the service.

4. Home automation and other smart products : Reliance already has its brand of Reconnect accessories, and you can expect a lot more products to become available under that range this year. What’s more, the group is also said to be working on a range of home automation products that will of course work with the Jio network to let you be in control no matter where you are.

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Google launches'Solve for India' campaign in smaller Indian cities

This program is aimed to inspire the new wave of entrepreneurs and startups in emerging Indian cities like Pune, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kochi, Indore, Nagpur, Nashik, Madurai, Kanpur and Chennai.

Google India said, about 300 entrepreneurs and about 700 developers participated in the 'Solve for India' campaign in Pune. As part of this, Google hopes to interact with about 10,000 startups and entrepreneurs across the country.

Through this inititive Indian entrepreneurs will get an opportunity to learn directly from Google engineers, who will share product usage insights on how to develop mobile-first solutions with strong offline and language capabilities and help them to build solutions across areas like agri-tech, healthcare, transportation, education, sanitation and more.

Launchpad includes a six-month mentorship program covering all aspects of product design, business models, technology support to build for scale and go to market strategies along with USD 50,000 equity free investments. For startups looking to build scalable solutions, Google will provide over USD 20,000 of cloud credits