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RIL Collaborates with Resysta International to Produce Natural Wood Alternative in India

April 28, 2017

On 26th April 2017, Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) entered into a license agreement with Germany-based Resysta International GmbH. With this partnership, RIL bagged exclusive rights of production as well as marketing of a Natural Fiber Polymer Composite (NFPC), RelWood™, in India.

The Partnership

According to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Petrochemicals, RIL, Mr. Vipul Shah, with the strategic agreement with Resysta, RIL is planning to exclusively produce the RelWood™ compound so as to meet the growing demand for a real alternative to tropical wood.

He believes that the partnership indicates RIL’s dedication towards sustainable projects based on innovative technology. He added that along with the top German innovator Resysta, RIL is looking forward to offering a technologically advanced product as the alternative to real wood to the Indian consumers.

About Resysta

Located near Munich, Germany, Resysta International GmbH was established in 2011. It is a privately-headed technology company which co-operates with top industry partners around the world to leverage the huge potential of the exclusive Resysta material in its various wood replacement applications.

Resysta successfully developed a water and weather-resistant material which portrays the look and feel of wood. Moreover, the fully recyclable material is procured using a renewable resource, does not rot over a long duration, and is unaffected by termites.

It also has the capability to withstand the sun, wind, and salt water. The innovative material was required to combat the shrinking rainforests crisis as well as address the substandard quality of wood composite products that were used earlier.

This is based on a unique technology through which natural fiber is dispersed within the polymer matrix. Owing to the partnership, RIL will be using RelWood™ as the raw material for producing sheets and different profiles utilized in a large number of replacement applications of wood and plywood. The initiative will help prevent deforestation and offer water-resistant, durable, and recyclable raw material to Indian consumers.

CEO speaks

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Resysta International, Bernd Duna, stated that currently, Resysta is licensing its technology across the globe. According to him, RIL is Resysta’s perfect partner for India. He believes that the local manufacturing of Resysta Compound will enable the products to become easily available and more environmentally friendly. Since RIL is a leading manufacturer of petrochemicals in India, it is ideally poised to manufacture at par with Resysta’s high global standard. In partnership with RIL, Resysta looks forward to continuing its success story in India, he added.

About RIL

The largest Indian private sector company, RIL, has a consolidated turnover of INR 330,180 crore and a net profit of INR 29,901 crore for the financial year 2016-17.

Moreover, RIL is the first Indian private sector company to make it to Fortune’s Global 500 list of ‘World’s Largest Corporations’. Currently, RIL is on the 215th rank with regard to revenues, and 126th rank with regard to profits.

Mukesh Ambani led RIL also ranks 238th in the FT Global 500 list (2015) of world’s largest companies by Financial Times. Furthermore, RIL stands at the 21st position on the Forbes Global 2000 list (2016). RIL’s businesses include petroleum refining and marketing, hydrocarbon exploration and production, retail, petrochemicals, and 4G digital services.

Summary

RIL went into a partnership with Germany-based Resysta International to manufacture an innovative alternative to natural wood in India.

Jio Partners with Wallet Apps to Enable Recharges and Collaborates with Google to Manufacture Affordable 4G Smart Phones

March 15, 2017

According to a report by Business Line, Mukesh Ambani -led Reliance Jio is working with the global tech giant, Google, to design an affordable 4G smart phone.

Reliance Jio’s collaboration with Google

Reliance Jio and Google will develop the smart phone exclusively for Jio’s 4G network. The companies may launch the smart phone in late 2017. The Business Line report stated that Reliance Jio will be able to extend its reach further with the help of the brand name, Google. Besides, Google will also enable Jio to manufacture phones at a lower cost while also ensuring deep integration and efficient performance of Jio apps on Android platform.

Apart from this, the two companies will develop software for Jio’s smart TV services, together. This software is likely to be launched in the second half of 2017.

Partnership with device manufacturers

The retail arm of Reliance Industries Limited, Reliance Retail, is already working with Taiwan-based company Foxconn and many Chinese Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) to produce Voice over Long-Term Evolution (VoLTE) enabled 4G smart phones and pocket routers. Some of the Chinese ODMs include Wingtech, CK Telecom, Zhongxing Telecommunication Equipment (ZTE), and Tinno Mobile. Besides, Jio is also working with Indian manufacturer, Lava International.

Recently, Reliance Jio asked all its Chinese and Taiwanese manufacturers to make LYF smart phones, automobile telematics devices, home automation systems, and smart set-top boxes in India. The Jio devices will be offered together with digital content and unlimited voice and video calling services.

Jio is also expected to partially subsidize its 4G feature phones and sell them for around INR 1,000.

Recharge option for Jio users through mobile wallet apps

Reliance Jio recently joined hands with a number of online recharge platforms including Paytm and MobiKwik. These platforms enable Jio prepaid users to recharge their connections. The facility will soon be available for Jio postpaid users as well.

Prepaid Jio Prime users can recharge and activate plans on their numbers using the Paytm app or website. MobiKwik is offering Jio Prime subscription for prepaid users at a discounted rate. RechargeItNow has also made Jio prepaid recharge option live on its platform. However, FreeCharge is yet to include Jio in its recharge list. These online recharge platforms will enable Reliance Jio to reach out to customers more efficiently.

Reliance Jio Prime offer

Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio announced the Jio Prime membership last month. Under this, the telecom company will be offering a number of affordable plans. The plans provide users with unlimited 4G data, unlimited voice calls, free national roaming, free SMS services, and unlimited access to Jio apps.

Reliance Jio said that these offers are a part of the introductory plan and it will soon announce a number of ‘Extreme-Value Plans’ for Jio Prime members. The Prime membership subscription is open until the end of March 2017. Reliance Jio will end its Happy New Year Offer and start charging customers from 1st April 2017.

Summary

Reliance Jio has joined hands with Google to manufacture an affordable 4G smart phone that will work only on Jio’s network. Jio users will be able to recharge their numbers using MobiKwik and Paytm.

JioChat App’s New Feature Lets Users Send Money via Their JioMoney Account

February 8, 2017

Reliance Jio’s offerings span data services, 4G-compatible devices, free voice calling facilities, and premium applications. The brand’s apps have received a positive response for their superior functionality and convenience. JioChat and JioMoney are amongst the leading apps that have received impressive reviews.

New feature on JioChat

Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio recently made an announcement on a leading social networking platform that users may now seamlessly integrate the two apps, JioChat and JioMoney. This will make it possible for them to transfer money via their JioChat window. The design of the JioChat app has been modified to include the Rupee icon. Users may tap on this icon and transfer money even while having a conversation with a contact. Tapping on the icon will enable users to enter the amount they wish to have transferred. Once users enter the amount and submit the details, the specified amount would be subtracted from their JioMoney account balance. After the transaction is complete, users will receive a confirmation message on the JioChat window itself.

Announcement made via social networking platform

The announcement made on the social networking platform was followed by a short clip to offer users an insight into the app’s new transaction feature. This clip revealed how users could benefit by transferring money simply from a single app. The features have been cleverly depicted through a GIF. In addition to this, the telecom company released a video via its YouTube channel, ‘Jio’, which guides users on linking and unlinking JioChat with JioMoney.

Linking JioChat and JioMoney apps

To link the JioChat app with JioMoney, users need to ensure that the number registered for these services is common to both. Thereafter, users may visit the JioMoney account segment and click on the ‘Payments’ option. They must select ‘More’ and then tap on ‘Link’. This will lead to OTP authentication, which will result in the JioChat app getting linked to users’ JioMoney account. This procedure could even be completed while sending money through chat. Therefore, if a user attempts to send money by entering the amount, he will be requested to authenticate the same through OTP. To unlink the services, users may visit the ‘Payments’ segment on JioMoney, tap on ‘Unlink Account’, and thereafter click on ‘JioMoney Account’.

Currently, none of the OTT apps or digital content apps offered by incumbent operators includes this feature except JioChat. This makes the app unique in its functionality as compared to competitor applications. Currently, the app can be used by individuals having the JioMoney application.

Jio’s main idea is to create a comprehensive digital ecosystem and by integrating JioChat and JioMoney, the brand has reinstated its performance in the industry. The multitude of services being offered by Jio has also compelled incumbent operators to refine their facilities to meet the growing demands of customers. Jio’s services have become the precursors to many such innovative offerings that will be launched in the country in the upcoming years.

Summary

JioChat app now includes a new feature that will enable users to integrate the app with their JioMoney account in order to transfer money to their contacts.

LYF WIND 7S – The Latest Addition to the Range of 4G-LTE LYF Smart Phones

December 23, 2016

Reliance Jio’s services have created a large-scale impact on the telecom industry. The brand known for its affordable yet high-speed 4G-LTE services is also emerging for its exclusive range of LYF smart phones. The most distinct quality of this smart phone brand is its pricing, which is targeted at a diverse audience. Among the range of LYF smart phones, one of the recently launched devices is the LYF WIND 7S.

LYF WIND 7S

This smart phone is budget-friendly and priced at Rs. 5,699. Customers who buy the device will receive a complimentary Jio SIM card. This will enable them to avail of the Jio Happy New Year Offer. As per this offer, individuals can enjoy unlimited free data, voice calling facilities, and a host of Jio applications till the end of March 2017.

Specifications of the device

Before unveiling the WIND 7S, Mukesh Ambani Jio had launched two devices, namely the LYF WIND 7 and WIND 7i. These two devices have a few features that are similar to the newly launched WIND 7S. The latter, however, is an upgraded version. The WIND 7S comes with a sleek 5-inch display. The screen is resistant to dust and scratches because of the Asahi Dragontrail Glass that protects it. Despite the reasonable price, users can rest assured of the device’s performance because of its Snapdragon 210 Quad-Core processing system. It operates at a speed of 1.13 GHz and is combined with Adreno 304 GPU. The device is also apt for multitasking since it has a sizeable 2 GB RAM. Additionally, it comes with an internal storage capacity of 16 GB. The operating system of the device is Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The phone is also powered by a 2,250 mAh heavy-duty battery, which offers 4G talk time of approximately nine hours and can last on standby mode for 180 hours.

Camera features and connectivity options

Users can easily capture high-quality pictures, owing to the device’s 5-megapixel front camera and 8-megappixel rear camera. There are also a number of camera features including Pro Mode, Face Detection, HDR, and Creative Filters. The device is offered with manufacturer’s warranty of two years. It also comes with the Voice over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE) feature, which allows users to make High Definition (HD) voice calls. Besides offering dual-SIM support, the device entails a range of connectivity options like Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, USB OTG, Bluetooth 4.0, MicroUSB 2.0 port, and 4G. The device is lightweight and easy to grip, with dimensions of 143.5 x 72 x 8.7 mm.

Individuals can buy the device from any Digital Xpress or Reliance Digital store. It is available in variants of blue and black. The device is also expected to be offered on Jio.com, Reliance Jio’s official digital shopping portal. All devices by Jio are currently eligible for the Jio Happy New Year Offer, which will enable customers to harness the full power of data.

Summary

Reliance Jio launches new LYF smart phone, Wind 7S, with upgraded features.

Google Play Features Jio Apps on its Top Ten Free Applications

December 12, 2016

The Digital India initiative by the Indian Government was accepted as a welcome change. As per this initiative, Prime Minister Narendra Modi intends to digitize India and empower the citizens of the country. Telecom companies like Reliance Jio have joined hands with the Indian Government to support this movement. Mukesh Ambani led Jio, ever since its launch took the responsibility of providing affordable 4G services to customers. The first step in this direction was introducing the Jio Welcome Offer. This offer managed to add to the brand’s customer base by providing users with unlimited free data services and a suite of applications for three months. Additionally, Jio marked the revolution in the telecom sector by completely eliminating the costs associated with voice calls in the country. After the validity of the Jio Welcome Offer ends,  the company will be extending the same services under the Jio Happy New Year Offer until the end of March 2017.

Popular Jio apps on Google Play

Apart from the positive response that Jio’s high-speed 4G services have been garnering, its range of applications has also managed to capture the attention of customers to a large extent. Some of the Jio apps have been ranked high on the Google Play Store. Post Jio’s launch, MyJio has been the leading app on Google Play. Apart from this app, Jio4GVoice, JioTV, and JioCinema have also been listed among the top 10 apps on Google Play store. The MyJio app has so far witnessed about 50 to 100 million downloads. This high download rate, though, does not come as a surprise since Jio has an impressive customer base of more than 52 million users. The application also received around 7, 14,000 ratings on Google Play.

Jio app rankings

Among the list of free apps available, Jio4GVoice is the third leading app on Google Play Store. The app encompasses features like 4G video and voice calling. Users who do not have 4G-enabled devices can also use this app seamlessly. To avail of this facility, a user’s 3G or 2G smart phone must have a connection to the Web through Jio hotspot or a JioFi device. A user will then be easily able to engage in high definition (HD) video and voice calling facilities. Additionally, users with non-VoLTE 4G devices can also try this app, simply through a Jio SIM card. The Jio4GVoice app has received a rating of 4 stars and has recorded around 10 to 50 million downloads since its launch.  Moreover, JioTV and JioCinema apps rank at fourth and tenth positions on Google Play respectively.

A spokesperson of Jio stated the positive response that Jio apps have been gaining, which according to him is clearly evident in the download rate of the apps. He added that the company is also working towards introducing many such digital solutions to Indian customers. The spokesperson further said that the increase in the number of downloads explains that people are soon embracing the digital movement unfolding in the country.

Summary

Reliance Jio’s apps reach to the top ten free applications list on Google Play.

Merchants Can Receive Payments through the JioMoney Merchant App

December 6, 2016

India is rapidly transforming into a digital nation and emerging brands like Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio are paving the way for the same. The telecom brand, although a new entrant in the market has largely contributed to the Digital India program initiated by the Indian Government. One of Jio’s main motives is to digitize the economy and Mukesh Ambani considers the government’s demonetization move as the first step towards this.

Easy transactions on Jio’s wallet apps

Jio is already introducing customers to digital payment methods through the JioMoney application. The app has received an overwhelming response, considering its extensive customer base.  Very recently, the brand also launched the JioMoney Merchant app. This application will make it possible for retailers associated with Jio to receive payments made by customers on the JioMoney app. It also serves the function of allowing merchants to complete supplier transactions. The app will digitize all transactions, be it at ticket counters or even shops. The JioMoney and the JioMoney Merchant app both operate when linked to a bank account, debit card, or credit card. Money can also be sent from either of these accounts to a user’s bank account.

Efforts to digitize India

Jio aims to tie-up with more than 10 million merchants across different businesses. It intends to tap into 4 lakh villages and 17,000 towns across India through these applications. Additionally, Jio is also on its way to installing micro-ATMs that function on an Aadhar card-based system to facilitate digital transactions across different places.

Jio Payments Bank Limited

But, Reliance Jio does not intend to stop at digital wallet apps only. The company, together with leading banking company State Bank of India will be launching Jio Payments Bank Limited. Reports by IE confirmed that the banking venture received approval in September, 2015 from the Reserve Bank of India. The venture is expected to develop to a large extent owing to Jio’s extensive user base as well as SBI’s large-scale reach in the country. Jio Payments Bank has seven members as part of its Board of Directors. This team also includes Manju Agarwal, H Srikrishnan, Rajendra Kumar Saraf, Manisha Girotra, and Sethurathnam Ravi, among others. All these members have an extensive knowledge of the banking sector and have been affiliated with some of the most renowned companies in the country.

Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), Mukesh Ambani also announced that RIL’s telecom arm will be launching the Jio Happy New Year Offer. This offer is slated to be an extension of the previous welcome offer and will be active till the end of March 2017. Current as well as new Jio users will be able to avail of free data, calling, and application services till this period. The offer is also expected to raise the competition in the telecom industry because of Jio’s free services.

Summary

The newly launched JioMoney Merchant app will allow merchants to accept product payments made by customers from the JioMoney app.

Reliance Retail Launches LYF F1, LYF F8, and LYF WATER 9

November 9, 2016

Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Retail has an extensive collection of LYF devices, which are 4G-enabled smart phones that operate on VoLTE technology. It has four sub-categories, which include EARTH, FLAME, WATER, and WIND. A subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), Reliance Retail ranks as the largest Indian retailer in terms of revenue generation. Recently, it launched three new devices, namely the LYF F1, LYF F8, and LYF WATER 9.

LYF F1

Priced at Rs. 13,399, the LYF F1 is a special edition smart phone. Offered with the Reliance Jio welcome offer, this cellular device is available at all flagship stores. Since it is a special edition handset, all buyers will receive a free Bluetooth speaker, and Citibank customers can enjoy 10% cashback.

LYF F1’s features      

A 5.5-inch smart phone, the LYF F1 is protected by Corning Gorilla 4. It functions on a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 3GB RAM. In terms of memory, the phone includes a 32GB internal storage, which may be extended up to 128 GB using a microSD card.

Operating on Android version 6.0.1, Marshmallow, the phone supports the dual-SIM feature. It has a long-lasting 3200mAh battery. The device also flaunts a high-quality16MP rear camera with electronic image stabilization software and PDAF support. The front camera, an 8MP one, has inbuilt auto-focus.

Certain specifications are unique to this device, helping it become a distinguished smart phone in the market. One such feature is the video player that allows users to view two videos simultaneously on their screens. The Smart Play option further enhances this experience, by automatically pausing the videos when users look away from the screen. Additionally, its Smart Ring feature adjusts the phone’s volume by taking ambient noise into consideration.

Reliance Jio’s Rich Communication Services (RCS) also includes messaging and calling features. It also offers carrier aggregation (CA) support, which would help improve a user’s browsing experience and battery life.

LYF F8

The LYF F8 is a 4.5-inch device that is priced at Rs. 4,199. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor and 1GB RAM. Its 8GB storage can be expanded up to 128GB with a microSD card. Protected by AGC Glass, it also includes an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. Camera features include auto-focus, LED flash, red-eye reduction, and blink detection.

Weighing 138 grams, this lightweight device supports 4G services and utilizes LTE technology. 

LYF WATER 9

Priced at Rs. 8,499, the LYF WATER 9 sports a 5.5-inch HD screen. Powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek Octa-Core chip and 2GB RAM, this device runs on Android 5.1, Lollipop. It offers 16GB internal storage, which may be expanded up to 32GB.

The smart phone has a 13MP rear camera that is flash-enabled, and a 5MP front shooter. The 2800mAh battery provides 10 hours of talk time and lasts 115 hours on standby mode.

LYF phones are designed to harness the true power of Reliance Jio’s 4G services. Since the company’s handsets are available across varied price segments, it contradicts the popular belief of 4G devices being too expensive.

Summary

Reliance Retail launched three new LYF smart phones, namely the LYF F1, LYF F8, and LYF WATER 9.

LYF Smartphone+ introduces special edition LYF F1 – a device designed to deliver enhanced experience over advanced 4G network

October 24, 2016

Reliance Retail have launched LYF F1, a Special Edition future- ready device from LYF Smartphone+.From introducing VoLTE in smartphones across all price segments to offering advanced features, such as dual camera, smart gestures and voice command controls, LYF continues to spearhead the transition in smartphone technology.

With F1, LYF presents a future ready device designed to deliver an enhanced experience over advanced networks.

Equipped with carrier aggregation (CA) support, LYF F1 is designed to tap the fullest potential of Jio, the world’s largest all-IP network. The CA technology gives users vastly improved data transfer rates and unmatched browsing experience. This feature is known to boost battery life.

Importantly, F1 comes equipped with Rich Communication Services – a set of evolved Messaging services and enriched calling features. The evolved Messaging feature, an enhancement of the existing SMS feature on LTE network, allows group chat, file and location sharing, and much more through the good old SIM-based messaging. Enriched calling lets the user set context to a call by adding location, image, urgency and customised message.

Loaded with a 16 MP rear camera, LYF F1 is designed for low-light photography, powered by advanced software technology. Other camera features include a unique multi-focus mode, and electronic image stabilisation that allows steady video recording while in motion.

LYF F1 is powered by a superior Snapdragon processor with 3GB RAM, and a powerful battery with day-long backup. The phone comes with a 5.5 inch full HD IPS display that will give an immersive viewing experience. A built-in video player helps you view two videos on one screen. Also there is Smart Play – the intelligent display feature that pauses your video the moment you look away from the screen, thereby ensuring that you won’t miss a single moment.

LYF F1 comes with Smart Ring technology – a ringer so smart that it helps you trace your phone even when in silent mode.

Speaking about LYF F1, Mr Sunil Dutt, President – Devices, Reliance Retail, said, “LYF F1 smartphone+ is designed to take full advantage of the future ready Jio network. It is unmatched in speed, quality and product experience. LYF F1 is available in stores across the country now. With LYF F1, we welcome you to get future ready.”

F1 was unveiled by Indian actor and model Genelia D’Souza at the Reliance Digital store in Prabhadevi, Mumbai.

Reliance Digital, India’s largest consumer electronics retailer with over 1900 stores across India, hosted the event. The showcasing of LYF F1 Smartphone+ fits the retail giant’s core value proposition – to bring the latest and leading consumer technology products first to Indian customers.

Loaded with these features, plus many more, LYF F1 comes at an unbelievable Rs 13,399. To believe it, you must experience it.

About Reliance Retail Limited: 

Reliance Retail Limited (RRL), a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), opened its first retail store in November 2006, and has grown to 3,442 stores across 679 cities with an area of over 13 million sq.ft. as on 30th September, 2016. Reliance Retail is India’s largest retailer in the country and has established leadership position across various focus sectors. Reliance Fresh, Reliance Digital, Reliance Trends and Reliance Footprint are market leaders with the largest number of showrooms in their respective format sectors.

Summary

Reliance Retail have launched a special edition smart phone LYF F1, available now at Rs. 13,339.

Nita Ambani Discusses Sports and its Role in Community Development at the Vatican

October 10, 2016

Nita Ambani, Founder and Chairperson of Reliance Foundation, is a multi-talented individual. An Indian representative at the International Olympic Committee (IOC), she aims to integrate sports into the lives of millions of Indians.

Nita Ambani is also the person behind the popular Indian Super League (ISL). It is a football league that intends to popularize the sport across India and create a unique platform for young talent. Presently in its third edition, the Hero ISL also has a grassroots initiative. Aimed at inculcating the spirit of the sport across rural towns and villages in India, the grassroots program touched the lives of more than half a million children in its first run itself.

Through her work in the foundation, Nita Ambani continues to spearhead projects that emphasize the role played by sports in the growth of the youth, enabling them to develop their leadership skills.

The Vatican Conference

A conference was held in the Vatican by the IOC and the United Nations (UN). It was hosted by Thomas Bach, President of the IOC, Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary General, and Pope Francis. Nita Ambani was the Indian representative at this event, which witnessed the participation of more than 150 world leaders.

The main focus of this conference was on the role played by sport and faith, which if combined would have a greater impact on individuals belonging to different countries and walks of life.

Nita Ambani’s speech

Nita Ambani spoke about sports and humanity at this event. She explained how the field of sports is a medium of change which can help society overcome its differences and unite for a shared cause. Citing numerous case studies from Reliance Foundation’s (RF) youth engagement drives, she explained how sports can help transform the lives of people by creating new opportunities which were previously unavailable. She emphasized on sports, stating that they have the potential to help communities, countries, and consequently, the entire world.

The power of sports

Nita Ambani thanked the organizers for allowing her to speak at the ‘Sport at the Service of Humanity’ conference. She reinstated how sport is capable of fostering relations between people belonging to different religions, regions, and backgrounds.

Nita Ambani, explained how witnessing people belonging to varied ages and groups coming together to support individual players or a team is magical. She explained how sport has the unique power of creating avenues, allowing communities to cast aside their differences and come together. She said that the conference opened up her mind to newer ideas that she hopes to implement in the near future.

Summary

The ‘Sport at the Service of Humanity’ Conference held in Vatican City witnessed Nita Ambani speak about the role played by sports in the overall development of individuals belonging to different communities in India and the world.

Reliance Jio Commences Testing of its Broadband Services

September 14, 2016

Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio, the digital arm and service provider by Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) recently initialized the testing of its fiber optics broadband service. The facility will allow users to experience 1GBPS high-speed Internet.

Interested individuals may avail of Reliance Jio broadband services for free under its ‘Welcome Offer’, post which, monthly plans are expected to be made available with prices starting from Rs.500.

Reliance Jio Fiber Broadband

Reliance Jio plans to extend its fiber optics service in the cities of Mumbai and Delhi as part of its pilot testing phase. Post this, the data plans would be priced at Rs. 500/month. The service is called Jio Fiber Broadband.

Jio is implementing fiber optic technology which would help boost its high-speed connectivity. As compared to several players in the market, Jio is offering 1GBPS or 125MBPS which is not measured in megabit but megabytes per second. This would mean that a 1GB file would take approximately 8 seconds to get completely downloaded onto devices when the broadband service is active at full speed.

Set-up process

Individuals may avail of Reliance Jio Fiber Broadband services if their homes or business locations fall under Jio’s extent of coverage. Reliance Jio would have to install wiring which would help create the network. Individuals may even opt for the LYF fiber router and LAN connection, both of which are free under the current preview offer.

Tariff plans

Pricing is expected to be offered across various price bands like Silver, Gold, and Platinum plans. These plans are expected to be mainly based on speed and volume. Along with high-speed Internet services, users will also gain access to a host of Jio applications like JioCinema, JioMusic, and JioTV.

During the RIL AGM, Chairman and Managing Director, Mukesh Ambani stated that the company would be offering wireless telecom and data services as well as fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) services through Reliance Jio.

Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio launched its commercial telecom services in September 2016. Active Jio users can avail of free unlimited HD voice and video calling, high-speed 4G data, and premium content streaming platforms. These content services allow individuals to stream music, watch on-demand movies, and experience quality live TV services.

Post the welcome offer period that extends to 31st December 2016, users may either subscribe to Reliance Jio’s prepaid services or postpaid services. The data plans are priced at Rs. 50/GB which is touted to be the cheapest in the world.

Through its offering of broadband and telecom services, Reliance Jio is set to impact the entire digital landscape of India.

Summary

Reliance Jio commences testing phase of its FTTH broadband services in India.