Jio (formerly called Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL)), also known as Reliance Jio, is an upcoming provider of mobile telephony, broadband services, and digital services in India. Reliance Jio will provide 4G services on a pan-India level using LTE technology.
Announcing the launch of Reliance Jio, RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani, shared the story of the growth of Reliance Industries and said that the motivation behind Jio was to take along 1.3 billion Indians in the digital journey. “In the next 20 years humanity will achieve more than it has in the past 300 million years,” predicted Ambani
A Vision That Touches All(Services Will Provide Jio):
Reliance’s vision for India is that broadband and digital services will no longer be a luxury item. Rather, Reliance envisions an India where these are basic necessities to be consumed in abundance by consumers and small businesses alike, as much in far-flung villages as in our largest cities. The initiatives are truly aligned with the Government of India’s ‘Digital India’ vision for our nation.
Affordable Devices: Jio has worked with all the leading device manufacturers of the world to ensure availability of 4G LTE smartphones across all price points – from ultra-premium models on one hand, to entry level models on the other.
Digital Currency: Jio envisions a new India which will use digital currency instead of paper money for a more secure and convenient way to transact. Jio Money, Jio’s digital currency and digital payments business, will play a crucial role in this by offering a platform for ubiquitous, affordable and secure digital payments.
Jio Drive: Micro and small businesses will soon have access to cutting-edge cloud storage technologies which were once affordable to big companies only, giving them a new edge to compete on a global landscape. Jio Drive is an application that brings powerful cloud capabilities to every smartphone. Using Jio Drive, anyone can store, sync and share any content between their own devices and also with their friends.
Digital Education: Teachers and students from far flung areas can connect with each other, crowd-source knowledge and adapt new age learning techniques and thus lift the level of education to a completely different plane.
Digital Healthcare: Expert medical advice would be available anytime, anywhere – with medical practitioners able to grow their practice without constraint, and provide quality of life to the crores that make up our country.
Digital Entertainment and social connectivity: Jio Chat is a powerful communication application that integrates chat, voice, video calling, conferencing, file sharing, photo sharing and much more. Jio Play enables users to watch HD TV anytime, anywhere on any device, from hundreds of channels, across categories and languages. Jio Beats is a premier digital music streaming service that gives instant access to millions of songs and curated playlists. Jio Mags and Jio News provide access to the most popular collection of magazines and news from leading publishing houses across multiple languages.
Digital Entrepreneurship: Jio is building is a powerful platform on which a range of rich digital products and services can be enabled – digital currency, digital commerce, digital education, digital healthcare, e-governance, Smart Cities, M2M and the Internet of Things. It does not matter whether these services are created by Jio itself, its ecosystem partners or anyone globally. Reliance is committed to the principles of Net Neutrality.
Some More Interesting:
-> The company is planning offers like free subscriptions till the commercial roll out takes place, and heavy discounts on handsets, to push demand. Reliance Jio is also planning a 25% discount on company’s LYF mobile handsets.
->Reliance Jio is expected to expand its services by March-April 2016.
-> According to field trials by brokerage firm Credit Suisse, download speed on 4G network of Reliance Jio during beta-test peaked at 70 megabit per second but remained in 15-30 mbps range on most occasions.