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Reliance Jio appoints former Den Networks CEO SN Sharma to lead multi system operator segment

As we know Reliance Jio is awaiting approvals for the pan-India MSO licence, the company is rapidly strengthening its team. Mukesh-Ambani led Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL) has appointed former Den Network CEO SN Sharma to lead multi system operator segment. Sharma has over 20 years of experience in electronic media industry. He is credited with creating one of the biggest MSO network, Den Networks.He will be responsible for the day to [...]

Will Reliance Jio take Digital India to the next level?

With the government emphasising on Digital India, we hope that we will soon get excellent internet services. Who will be the game changer? The sector has a lot of expectations from Reliance Jio. In my previous articles, I have always talked about cost effective super fast internet connectivity from Jio. But I might be wrong about Jio's Rs 10 per GB 4G data. There are reasons which I are explained [...]

Reliance Jio President Sumit Chowdhury quits before commercial launch

Reliance Jio Infocom LTD is one of the most awaited new generation mobile operators in India. Tech enthusiasts and early technology adopters alike have been waiting with bated breath for it to launch services. But even before the company’s commercial launch we have been witnessing changes in leadership and high profile exits in the pecking order. In the recent turn of events Reliance Jio’s President Mr. Sumit Chowdhury has stepped [...]

List of signalling point codes allotted to Reliance Jio by BSNL

As we had reported in December 2014 Reliance Jio had been allotted signalling point codes (SPC) for offering National long distance (NLD) and International long distance (ILD) calling services. These codes have been allotted to Jio by BSNL in the four metro cities namely Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata. All the 22 telecom circles are divided into four zones with the north zone circles coming under the SPC of Delhi, [...]

Reliance Jio Introduces Free Public Wifi in Kolkata, How to Use Jionet Wifi ?

Kolkata has become country's first 'metro' to get public WiFi on a large scale, credit to Reliance Jio. Earlier RJIL has launched public WiFi services in Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Surat of Gujarat in April-May of 2014. Jio is banking upon its WiFi services to reach the masses before they launch their 4G wireless services across the country. Today's launch event of WiFi services in Kolkata was taken care of by [...]

RIL joins hands with SBI to launch payment bank

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) announced that it has signed an agreement with State Bank of India (SBI) for payments bank. RIL promoted RJIL holds pan-India broadband wireless access (BWA) spectrum and has invested Rs 70,000 crore. The venture is expected to be dovetailed with Reliance's ambitious plans to launch a pan-India broadband service network.   The service will cover all states, around 5,000 towns and cities, accounting for over 90 [...]

Reliance jio to offer Free Wi-Fi in Park Street, Kolkata, Feb 5th onward

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that the City of Joy is going to be the first Wi-Fi enabled city of the country in coming two months at the inaugural session of the 39th International Kolkata Book Fair. “I am also happy to announce that Kolkata will soon be a fully wi-fi enabled city in the country. This facility will be extended to Park Street and neighbouring areas by [...]

Reliance Jio receives clearance for international gateways

Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (RJIL) has received clearance from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to set up international internet gateways for its 4G operations. Mukesh Ambani lead, RJIL holds 1800 MHz spectrum across 14 circles and 2300 MHz in 22 circles. With this, the operator will be able to set up the gateways at Navi Mumbai, and State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu Limited’s IT Park in Chennai. The [...]

Reliance Jio applies for pan India MSO license

Reliance Jio Infocomm has applied for pan India Cable MSO (Multi-System Operator) license. It is expected to receive a pan India MSO license this financial year (2014-15). MSO stands for Multiple System Operator. MSO is the industry term for "Cable Company". Each cable TV installation serving a community is known as a "cable system", and the operator of the system is called the "system operator". Most system operators run cable [...]

Reliance Jio to get leased line circuits from BSNL in North-East

Late in August, last year we heard about Reliance Jio had made a deal with state-owned operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) for using later's towers in the process of rolling out next-gen 4G services. Though there was several media reports, there was no official press release of the deal - Reliance Jio & BSNL both remained mum about the deal. However some internal letters among BSNL officials breaks the [...]

Will Reliance Jio start its services by end of January ?

Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL) could be launching its much awaited 4G services in by end of this month (January). The services will be launched in Kolkata, Karnataka, Bihar, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat circles. As we know, Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has already assigned signalling point codes to Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd for launching its national long distance (NLD) and international long distance (ILD) services in Mumbai, Delhi, Karnataka [...]

Reasons why we expect to see a soft launch by Reliance Jio on 28th December

Telecom enthusiasts all over the country are eagerly awaiting the commercial launch of Reliance Jio which is the 4G venture that marks the re-entry of Mukesh Ambani in the telecom market. Every year as we approach the end of December, rumours of Jio’s launch run rife with the date under speculation being 28th December which is the birth anniversary of late Mr. Dhirubhai Ambani, the pioneer of reliance group of [...]

Reliance Jio Infocomm gets security clearance from DoT in its six circles

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has given security clearances to Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL) to start its 4G services in six circles. After getting the security clearances, now RJIL will start services in Kolkata, Karnataka, Bihar, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat circles. However, DoT has asked the telecom operator to bridge the gaps in the lawful monitoring requirements and interception of data services, including those offered by Yahoo and [...]

Why Reliance Jio wins hands down against Airtel 4G

4G war is definitely heating up and all of us are waiting with baited breath for Reliance Jio to launch its services. We have seen what Airtel has to offer in terms of 4G and now have lot of expectations from Reliance Jio in terms of 4G services in India. In my last article, I had analysed the pricing strategy of Airtel 4G. Today I am analysing Airtel vs Reliance [...]

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