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Reliance Industries to Focus on HR Transformation

December 11, 2015

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries will soon be launching Reliance Jio 4G services and completing the USD 33 billion CAPEX cycle. Ahead of this, the company is focusingon HR transformation to engage, encourage, and retain talent.

Reliance Industries’ Programs

Reliance Industries has rolled out a program named ‘Celebrate Careers’. It is a program dedicated to commemorating life at work. This program is driven by Executive Director of the company’s board, HitalMeswani. The program will identify the best performances and achievements of employees, appreciate and reward them, and celebrate their careers.

Reliance Human Resource Transformation program has gained momentum in the past year. Ambani had also rolled out a radio engagement program named R-Voice. Through this program, employees may express their opinions freely. The program is aimed to make Reliance Industries, ‘a listening organization’.

Meswanirevealed that the company’s program has received 81% participation. This will help the conglomerate understand what employees are thinking, and gain an insight into what is working well and where more focus is required.

Reliance Industries will also be launching ‘Manager Best Practices’, this month. This program will be rolled out through R-Radio. It is an innovative digital platform, where employees will hear and learn the best practices adopted by managers in the company.

Meswani further added that in the wake of R-Radio, the company will constantly support the leaders and managers with two more tools. These tools will assist them to develop people management skills. The learning tools include articles and courses on employee engagement, and a communication playbook, which will suggest practices for leveraging communication among teams.

In November, Reliance Industries also launchedSamman, a recognition program. The program has been developed and modified for almost a year.

Views of OC Tanner

To cultivate the best HR practices, Reliance Industries associated itself with OC Tanner. India Managing Director (MD) of OC Tanner, Ty Brownbelieves that any transformation requires time. He feels that Reliance Industries is heading in the right direction. He also said that appreciation is seldom used in leadership.

Director and Chief Recognition Strategist of OC Tanner, Zubin Zack said that success is linked with strong practices. “We integrate these with education of managers to know more about how an appreciation culture can improve productivity and allow leading teams more effectively”, he added.

Plans of Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio is planning to take over some small telecom companies to earn market share and compete with other major telecom operators. The company may also enter into partnerships with other operators. It has already partnered with Anil Ambani’s Reliance Communications to share spectrum space.

Reliance Jio had earlier decided to spend INR 1 lakh crore for its telecom venture. The company has already invested 75% of the amount. It is gearing up to position itself as a digital content company in the market. Reliance Jio will offer a number of application based services to customers. These include Jio Money – a mobile wallet, Jio Chat – a messaging application, and Jio-net internet services, among others.

Summary

Reliance Industries will be focusing on HR transformation to engage, encourage, and retain talent.

Reliance Jio to Soft Launch 4G Services in December

December 7, 2015

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio Infocomm is all set to roll out its most-awaited 4G services in the country by December end. The company will make a soft launch, this month. It will take a few days for Reliance Jio to make operator’s SIM cards available in stores, after the launch.

Sources within the company revealed that a press conference will be held on 28th December to announce the launch of its services. As the distributors of SIM cards have not been selected, customers will get connections in January.

Reliance Jio will have lakhs of SIM cards during the softlaunch.This means that some of its stores will have ready connections. The company has finalized more than 1 lakh LYF branded Long-Term Evolution (LTE) phones in its distribution network. During the end of November, Reliance Jio began tests of the network, by giving thousands of LTE mobile phones to its employees.

Reliance Jio’s High Demand

Reliance Jio has launched its pilot projects in a number of urban areas of India. As a result, its network is high in demand among users. The company is therefore working hard to set up a strong distribution network that will serve the rising demand.

Reliance Jio will offer its services at rates that are almost half of those being offered at present in the telecom sector. The company may charge INR 50 per GB and its average billing may be between INR 100 and INR 125 per GB.

The company is aiming to capture the untapped markets of India. Factors that will helpReliance Jio achieve this goal are its first-mover advantage, changeable loyalties of data users, and higher spectrum capacity.

Reliance Jio will have nearly 30 MHz and give a bandwidth of nearly 70 MHz of 3G spectrum for its 4G services. The company is planning to buy 30 MHz of new spectrum in the rural-centric 700 MHz band, in a February 2016 auction. Additionally, the company may buy 10-20 MHz of new spectrum in the 2100 MHz band and use it for deploying efficient 4G services.

Reliance Jio and China Mobile

Reliance Jio is planning to clone thesuccess of China Mobile. A source from the company said, “We are now building another Reliance in the consumer space. Data will be the new oil for Reliance Industries.”

China Mobile succeeded because it gave an enhanced user experience to its customers. The company reported a growth of 5.1% in a year for its Time-Division Duplex (TDD) LTE subscribers.

Reliance Jio will be aiming for a similar growth by providing a superior user experience. It is working to enhance its TDD-LTE technology to provide 4G services. Moreover, Reliance Jiohas announced a number of app-based services, just like China Mobile.

Reliance Jio’s messaging application, Jio Chat, has now been launched in 9 countries. These include India, Canada, China, US, and UK, among others.

Reliance Jio’s provision for Emergency Calls

Reliance Jio has requested Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to define Interconnection Usage Charges (IUC) for emergency calls on numbers like 100,101,102, and 108. The company will be making use of the BSNL network for Level-I services, like Emergency services. It will also be rolling out its Access services in all the service areas of India soon.

Summary

Reliance Jio Infocomm
Limited
will make a soft launch of its 4G services by December end while
operators’ SIM cards will be made available in the stores by January.

Reliance Jio’s Entry to Impact India’s Telecom Sector

December 1, 2015

Reliance Jio Infocomm of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries will be rolling out its services by the end of 2015. The launch is set to impact the entire telecom industry.

Views of Deven Choksey

Deven Choksey of K.R. Choksey Investment Managers said that Reliance Jio is one stock he will be interested in, for the next few months. He feels that the entry of Reliance Jio is not only important for Reliance Industries, but also for the entire telecom sector. He looks forward to the revelation of its business and revenue models.

He said that currently the company looks like a digital entity in the telecom space. It may just be like other telecom operators or cable operators. Moreover, the company may also be like a Direct-To-Home (DTH) company. Therefore, he will be very keen on how the company will roll out its business.

Reliance Jio’s Impact on Other Operators

The much-awaited launch of Reliance Jio has compelled other telecom operators to take serious measures to elevate their businesses. The telecom space in the country is crowded and highly competitive. The competition will only heat up more with Reliance Jio’s entry.

Last quarter, the margin of Reliance Industries’ core oil-refining business was the highest of the past seven years. Nomura analysts predict that the company will gain from Chinese petrochemical demand next year. The company may then increase its debt. From last year, the debt is already raised by 11% to around USD 24 billion.

Future of Content in India

The content industry had been suffering due to prohibitive distribution costs. Last year, Reliance Industries took over Viacom’s India partner, Network 18. Reliance Jio is making itself a content company apart from being a digital company.

With the increased penetration of mobile internet, content producers will gain significantly. Last year, almost half of all mobile data traffic in India was sourced from audio and video downloads and streaming. Deloitte expects that the contribution of digital entertainment content will increase to 74% and usage will increase 20 times in the next five years, which means that content is set to be the winner in the country’s mobile data war.

Breakthrough Energy Coalition

Eminent entrepreneurs and billionaires of the world are partnering to roll out a multi-million dollar clean energy fund. The fund, known as the ‘Breakthrough Energy Coalition’, was announced at the climate change summit, held in Paris. It aims to make investments in technologies that will help in dealing with a number of climatic problems. The coalition includes the likes of Bill Gates, Mukesh Ambani, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, and Ratan Tata, among others.

Summary

Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, with its focus on content, will have a huge impact on the telecom industry of India after its launch.

Launch of Reliance Jio to Boost the Sale of Smartphones

November 24, 2015

Brokerage company, Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia (CLSA) has predicted that the forthcoming launch of, Mukesh Ambaniled, Reliance Jio Infocomm will elevate the sales of smartphones in the country.

Statements of the Report

A report from the Mumbai-based company said that the share of smartphones in the entire mobile phone shipments will rise to 75% after the commercial launch of Reliance Jio. At present, it stands at 45%.In the April – June quarter of 2011, the share of smartphones was only 6%.

The report is prepared by telecom analysts, Deepti Chaturvedi and Akshat Agarwal. They mentioned that the sales of smartphones have increased as users replaced their feature phones. With the growth in smartphones, shipments of feature phones have reduced.

In the Financial Year (FY) 2014 – 2015, total mobile shipments decreased by 2% year-on-year, falling to 252 million. On the other hand, smartphone shipments increased by 58% year-on-year to reach 86 million. Currently, smartphone penetration is around 20%, while 3G penetration is just 12%.

Plans of Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio will present a fresh launch, with its services based on 4G technology. Other telecom companies in the country will overlay 4G services on existing 2G and 3G services.

The main deal of Reliance Jio is the spectrum trading agreement with Reliance Communications for 800MHz, in 12 telecom regions. This will let the company offer Voice over Long-Term Evolution (VoLTE) based services.

VoLTE is not yet introduced in China. After Reliance Jio rolls out the services in India, customers will require phones that support 4G VoLTE technology. Connectivity with the present voice networks will also be required.

At present, there are no VoLTE phones available in the Indian market. Reliance Jio is therefore planning to launch its own LYF branded smartphones, which will support its technology. The company has also inked pacts with a number of mobile phone makers to sell their smartphones.

CLSA Predictions

CLSA said it is expected that the top three telecom operators of the country will gain the maximum share.They may earn 73% of the sector’s revenue, and thrice the data revenues to reach USD 14 billion in the next three years.

The company said that revenue growth for the industry will be boosted due to data and internet services. This has been seen since the past two years and the trend will continue in the future as well. The report stated, “Over FY 2015- 2018, we expect industry revenues to grow at 10% Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) to USD 37 billion, driven by a sharp 40% CAGR in data revenues to USD 14 billion”.

It predicted that the data subscriber base will grow at 27% CAGR to 519 million subscribers by 2018. In the previous FY, the number was 198 million.

Reliance Jio’s Content Strategy

Reliance Jio is planning to stand out as a digital content company to compete with others. The main element of its digital content strategy will be content-streaming packages.

Summary

Mumbai-based brokerage company, CLSA said that the launch of Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited will boost the sales of smartphones in the country.

Reliance Retail to Sell YU Smartphones

November 17, 2015

YU smartphones of Micromax brand will now be sold offline at Reliance Retail outlets. Co-founder of Micromax, Rahul Sharma founded YU Televentures as a brand that would be sold exclusively online. Earlier, Xiaomi and Motorola too shifted to offline space, in a reversal of their online only strategy.

Reliance Retail’s Partnership with YU

YU smartphones will be sold in 30,000 retail stores of Reliance Retail, across the country. It has taken this step to add the element of touch and feel to the customer experience, a release from the company stated.

Sharma believes that Reliance Retail will play a significant role in the telecom ecosystem. The strategic partnership will enable the company to enhance the functionality of its products. He said that his company will also benefit from Reliance Jio Infocomm’s upcoming launch of the fourth generation (4G) network.

Reliance Retail’s Partnership with LG

LG had also partnered with Reliance Jio to sell its phones. It will launch two phones in the initial stage. These are LG G4 Stylus 4G and LG Spirit LTE. Reliance Retail stores will soon be selling these phones.

LG Spirit LTE is a dual sim phone that will be 4G enabled and comes with 1 GB RAM and a 1.3GHz quad-core processor. It has internal storage of 8 GB. The rear camera is of 8 MP while the front camera is of 5 MP. On the other hand, LG G4 Stylus has a larger screen and is powered by Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor. It has 1GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. The phone also supports Micro SD card for external storage. The 13 MP rear camera has a laser autofocus while the front camera is of 5 MP. The devices will be made available on all Reliance Retail outlets in the coming days.

With the latest phones, LG aims to provide a superior experience to its customers. Amit Gujral, Head of Marketing at LG Mobiles India said, “With Reliance Retail as our partner, and given its extensive network across the country we are sure that existing LG loyalists and potential LG customers who want the best will be able to own these futuristic gadgets in outlets near them.”

Reliance Jio’s Plan

Reliance Jio will also be launching its LYF branded phones to compete with a number of entry-level phones of 1 GB RAM. Reliance’s phone will come with 4G LTE connectivity and will be provided at affordable prices.

Reliance Jio will be offering its data services on Voice over Long-Term Evolution (VoLTE) and Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi) technologies to enable users to make voice calls directly through LTE or WiFi connections. Currently, only Airtel offers 4G services in India, but it does not uses these technologies.

About Reliance

Reliance Retail is the retail venture of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries. Since 2006, it has been serving millions of customers including farmers and vendors. Reliance Retail guides 25 lakh customers every week.

Its parent company operates the biggest refinery in the world in its complex at Gujarat. It accounted for USD 4.3 a barrel premium on Gross Refining Margin (GRM) in the September quarter results and is set to record further growth.

Summary

Reliance Retail will sell YU brand, LG G4 Stylus and LG Spirit LTE in its outlets.

Reliance Foundation to work on reducing Neonatal Deaths

November 6, 2015

The philanthropic arm of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries, Reliance Foundation will be working on reducing the number of infant, maternal, and neonatal deaths. The foundation has formed an alliance with four other companies and development segment organizations to work for this cause.

Project Aasman

The project is named Aasman and was launched in New Delhi. For this project, Reliance Foundation is associating itself with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Tata Trusts, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and pharmaceutical major, MSD India.

These organizations will strive to provide the best facilities and quality healthcare under the five pillars of the government’s Reproductive, Child Health, Newborn, Maternal, and Adolescent Health Programs. They will also work in association with the National Health Mission and the Central and State governments.

Neonatal death refers to the death of a child within 28 days of birth, while infant death means the death of a child within one year of birth.

Views of Nita Ambani

Founder and Chairperson of Reliance Foundation, Nita Ambanisaid, “I believe that every life must be cared for and we should strive for a healthy India, where no mother is lost to childbirth and every child can live life to his or her fullest potential.”

Ambani feels that the aim will be achieved through firm, strong, and sustainable partnerships. She also said that the foundation feels proud to be a part of the alliance. Together, these organizations share great synergies. They are dedicated towards the same passion and commitment. They want to overcome huge national challenges on a mission mode.

The partnership will not be restricted to financial fronts. It will enhance the institutional experience, expertise, and shared commitment,so that they work for the betterment of mother and child survival in the country, she added.

Neonatal and Maternal Mortality in India

Being the second highest populated country of the world, India sees more than 3 crore pregnancies, annually. Out of these, only 2.7 crore women reach the delivery stage. More than 56,000 mothers die in less than two days of delivery. These two days are very important for the child as well. Half of the total neonatal deaths happen in the first 48 hours.

The states that have the highest neonatal mortality, maternal mortality and infant mortality are Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Bihar.

Reliance Foundation

Reliance Foundation is the biggest Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative of any private conglomerate in the country. Its annual spending is around INR 750 crores. Founded in 2010, the foundation has touched the lives of 40 lakh individuals in over 5,500 villages across the country.

In the health sector, the foundation strives to provide world-class facilities and treatments to patients. It already works for women and child health to spread awareness on various health concerns like anemia, menstrual hygiene, child immunization, reproductive health of women, cervical cancer, and sanitation of adolescent girls, among others. It also counsels and educates mothers on issues like malnutrition in children. Over 11,500 women and children in 124 villages have benefitted from Reliance Foundation’s health camps.

Summary

Reliance Foundation along with other organizations has launched a project to work for reducing neonatal, maternal and infant mortality rates in India.

Reliance Jio Media to Roll out its Cable Television Business

November 2, 2015

Reliance Jio Media had obtained a provisional license to operate as a Multi-System Operator (MSO), from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB), in June 2015.An MSO is a cable operator who obtains programming services from a broadcaster. It then transmits the services to local cable operators or directly to a number of customers. Reliance Jio Media is now in the final stages of rolling out its cable television business across Digital Addressable System (DAS) in Phase 3 areas.

 

MSO Business of Reliance Jio Media

 

Reliance Jio Media is a subsidiary of Reliance Jio Infocomm, which is the telecom arm of the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries. It had applied for the license in January 2015, with the aim to make use of its fiber-to-the-home connectivity and offer varied services like television channels, telephone, high-speed internet, and wireless access.

An official of Reliance Jio clarified that the company has a focus on digital television and distribution, as much as it has a focus on 4G and broadband services. He stated that the MSO business has been important for the company since the beginning and the company will remain dedicated to it.

Reliance Jio Media has selected the cities where it will first roll out its MSO services. The company will begin its operations in 15 cities in the final quarter of Financial Year 2015 – 2016. It aims to extend the services to more than 100 cities by 2018.

Reliance Jio Media’s MSO business is headed by its Chief Executive Officer, K. Jayaraman.Jayaraman, who formerly was a Head at Zee Entertainment Enterprise, was appointed at Reliance Jio in February, this year.

As an MSO, Reliance Jio Media will offer services like Standard Definition (SD), High Definition, and Ultra High Definition. The company aims to lift its average revenue per user (ARPU) through these services. The official revealed that the company will adopt a model that will give sustainable results in the long run. “Having all the viewing experiences for consumers is an important factor and we won’t compromise with that”, he added.

Reliance Jio Media has signed partnership deals based on technology, infrastructure, and headendswith varied vendors. The company is also in talks with a number of local cable operators for broadband as well as cable partnerships. After Diwali, the company will be having a final round of discussions with local cable operators for its digital cable business. It will finalize and resolve all issues before the end of 2015.

Views of Experts

Experts from the industry say that the team set up by Reliance Jio Media has the muscle power to handle any situation. An expert said that he feels the conglomerate will leave no stone unturned for the success of its MSO business.

A senior official from a major technological company informed that his enterprise is manufacturing varied products for Reliance Jio. They share a seamless partnership and thus known that the distribution of cable TV will be on time.

Summary

Reliance Jio will be launching its cable television business across Digital Addressable System (DAS) between January and March 2016.

Mukesh Ambani of the opinion that India is soon to be Digitally Revolutionized

October 26, 2015

Chairman of Reliance Industries, Mukesh Ambani launched the autobiography of a technocrat, Sam Pitroda. At the launch, he said that India is on the verge of a digital revolution.

Reliance Industries will soon be rolling out its high-speed 4G services. This venture of the company has elevated its focus on digitization.

Ambani, the richest man of the country, stated that the digital revolution will enable all the villages in the country to be connected with an optic fiber cable. He also said that India will soon have more than 1 billion mobile connections. The government has launched its ‘Digital India’ initiative, which will further boost internet usage.

Ambani feels that such measures will make India, a knowledge economy. India will become a ’smart society‘, along with becoming a ’networked society‘, he added.

Pitroda’swork

Pitroda is known as the pioneer of the telecom revolution in India that took place before the mobile phone revolution. Pitroda had fired upthe imagination of the youth and encouraged everyone with his book, ‘Dreaming Big’.

Ambani praised Pitroda’s work. He stated that digitization is the future of India, but added that its roots lie in Pitroda’s work that led to the telecom revolution. The revolution connected distant areas with fixed-line phones. Moreover, call rates were also slashed.

Ambani and Pitroda are friends since the last 30 years. He called him a philosopher, a guide, and a daring dreamer. “He saw the future and had a hand in creating it”, he further added.

Reliance Jio’s 4G launch

Reliance Jio Infocomm is preparing to launch its 4G services. The company has now decided to commercially roll out its high-speed internet services by April, 2016. It had filed a report with Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which mentioned that the Financial Year 2016 – 2017 would be the first year of Reliance Jio’s commercial operations.

The company had earlier planned to launch the services in December, this year. However, to offer seamless and superior experience to users, the company will delay the launch to the following year. It is preparing to establish a complete digital ecosystem in the country. It has also been in talks with many mobile phone manufacturers to make low-cost 4G-compatible devices in the country itself.

At the annual general meeting, Ambani had said that internet services will be rolled out on the company’s beta program, involving millions of customers. Reliance Jio had bought the spectrum space in September 2010. It has been talking about 4G services since 2013.

In December 2014, the company rolled out a website that gave details about Reliance Jio’s broadband plans. This year in July, Reliance Jio claimed that it has established its presence in 18,000 towns and cities and has a wireless footprint in more than 1 lakh villages. In addition, the company has spread a network of around 2.5 lakh kilometers of fiber optics.

Reliance Jio said that it will form the digital backbone of the country in the future. At present, the company is testing its complex network to provide flawless services to customers in future.

Summary

Ahead of Reliance Jio’s 4G launch, Mukesh Ambani said that India will be soon digitally revolutionized.

Reliance Industries to appoint 1.5 Lakh Sellers for its E-commerce Business

October 19, 2015

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited is planning to launch its e-commerce services. It is making in-depth preparations for its huge entry in the online industry.

E-commerce Initiative of Reliance Industries

At an analysts’ meet held at Trident Hotel in Mumbai, Reliance Industries announced its results for the July – September quarter. It then unveiled its plans of its e-commerce venture. The company stated that around 30,000 sellers will be appointed by the end of October, after which it will launch its e-commerce platform. It further said that it will register a total of 1.5 lakh small and medium vendors by the end of the Financial Year (FY) 2015 – 2016.

Reliance Industries wants to build an e-commerce platform as large as that of Amazon, Snapdeal, and Flipkart, which are making investments in billions of dollars to push their businesses. Amazon started its operations in India,in June 2013. It has enrolled nearly 50,000 vendors, while Snapdeal, which started its operations in 2012, has around 2 lakh sellers.

Through a presentation, Reliance Industries revealed that its e-commerce platform for electronic products is ready to go live. It also said that its online grocery store will be officially launched between January and March, 2016. Apart from these, the organization is also planning to roll out a professional fashion and lifestyle online marketplace. To this end, it has partnered with popular fashion brands originating from a host of countries including Singapore, Switzerland, Australia, Turkey, China, and Russia, among others. In addition to this, Reliance Industries will boost the production of its private brand as well.

Road ahead for Reliance Industries

The e-commerce market in India is bound to grow. The Boston Consulting Group and the Retailers Association of India issued a report in February, 2015 stating that the size of the e-commerce market in India, which was $17 billion in 2014 will grow to $60 – $70 billion over the next four years.

Tata Group is also planning to enter the e-commerce market, but, it won’t be easy for any offline retailer to establish a notable business in the e-commerce industry. For instance, the largest listed retailer of India, Future Group and biggest department store operators of India, Shoppers Stop, have both struggled to survive in their respective online retailing businesses.

However, the fate of Reliance Industries seems to be different. It is entering the e-commerce market after undertaking thorough preparations. It has drafted its online business plan after a lot of research and brainstorming. At present, the company runs 2,857 stores of varied formats, in more than 250 cities of India.

Reliance Industries’presentation mentioned that it has the most modern and best warehousing facilities ready, while its order fulfillment and automation tools are being tested for enhanced efficiency. It also said that the company has signed and integrated core logistics partners. In addition, for its online grocery retailing, the company already has the infrastructure, along with the fulfillment centers.

Summary

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) will be launching its e-commerce initiative with 30,000 vendors in 2015 and enrol another 1.2 lakh by the end of March, 2016.

Reliance Jio to launch an Application Store and Customer Interface Platform

October 13, 2015

Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, the telecom arm of Reliance Industries, is gearing up to launch its fourth-generation (4G) service by the end of 2015. It is now creating a customer interface and applications store. These two will be clubbed and offered as a single online service known as Jio World, which is itself available as an application.

Offerings of Jio World

Jio World will work as a guide to the entire online ecosystem of Reliance Jio. It will have varied applications of Reliance Jio, as well as new and forthcoming deals and updates regarding the user’s account. An executive from Reliance Jio revealedthat the Jio World service will have other information as well. It will provide the details of upcoming applications, customer’s data usage and recharge details such astime and date, among others.

To increase accessibility, Reliance Jio has put two important icons, mZone and Jio Drawer in Jio World. Almost all the services may be easily accessed through these two icons. Reliance Jio had already tested the service by making it live inAugust.

Reliance Jio’s applications

Currently, all applications of Reliance Jio are available on mstore.ril.com. The applications cannot be downloaded through thewebsite on android phones, but may be downloaded on Apple devices. However, to run the applications, users need an identification name and phone number, verified by Reliance Jio.

Reliance Jio is still testing all of its applications. These applications will later be shifted to Jio World. Only Reliance Jio customers will be able to access Jio World. Some of the applications that will run on Jio World include Jio News for live news updates, Jio Play to view high-definition television channels, Jio Beats for songs and music, Jio Drive for unlimited data and file storage on the cloud, and Jio On-Demand for movies and television shows.

The Chairman of Reliance Jio, Mukesh Ambani informed shareholders about Reliance Jio’s applications at the annual general meeting held in June. He said that Reliance Jio will not be restricted to just telecom services.Since its inception, Reliance Jio has been built with an integrated business strategy and the company will offer a unique mix of services, including telecom, digital commerce, payment, high-speed data, and media.

At present, only two applications of Reliance Jio, Jio Chat and Jio Candidate are available on the Google Play store and Apple iTunes store.Jio Chat is a messaging application, similar to WhatsApp and was launched in April, this year. It has around 10 lakh download son Google Play store.Jio Candidate is an application particularly designed for individuals willing to work at Reliance Jio.

Reliance Jio is preparing for a huge launch in December. At the time of its first-quarter results of this Financial Year, the company informed that it will offer a “unique combination of products, services, and applications on the Jio platform.”

Summary

Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited will offer an online service consisting of customer interface and application store, known as Jio World to its customers.