It is not for the first time that Reliance Industries has brought a revolution in the Telecommunication sector (and we hope it certainly won’t be the last time). The Reliance Jio sim, launched on 5th September, is a quintessential example of this. Hardly 15 days have gone by since it has been available to masses, and it has already created a huge upheaval in the Indian markets. Jio is meant to be a premium data service available to all sections of the society at significantly lower costs. While people are busy, raiding the shops for Reliance Jio, here we are, assembling and marshalling some rare facts about it. Check it out:
Reliance Jio was called ISBL previously: Yupe, you read it right. During June 2010, soon after the BWA auction, Reliance Industries bought around 96% stake in Infotel Broadband, which had won 22 circles in the BWA. The stake was worth Rs. 4800 crore. They started working as a tributary of Reliance, and later in January 2013, they were rebranded to Reliance Jio Infocomm limited.
Jio was actually planned to launch in 2015: Jio was initially designated to launch in the later part of 2015, but RIL could only reach a beta launch. The employees of Jio and their families were the first ones to test Jio and its services prior to its official launch.
The Young Brigade of Jio: Jio currently employees around 60,000 employees under one roof, and the average of Jio minds is 30 years.
Jio is looking for digital partners: Jio also aims at broadening opportunities for young and budding entrepreneurs and companies. It is creating a platform for young minds so that they can make the best out of it. RIL has announced that soon enough it will be partnering with thousands of Indian entrepreneurs so that their “digital ventures can bloom in that ground Jio is preparing.”
LTE enabled smartphones are coming soon: RIL has joined hands with Intex in June 2015 for manufacturing 4G-enabled handsets with the voice over LTE (Long term evolution) feature for a smarter use of Jio services. However, not all phones will be able to support this technology.
Jio is indeed a gigantic step to resolve all the data problems that dance across the country, but we still cannot make any solid conclusions. We would love to know your point of view on the subject matter. Let us know your views in the comments section below.
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