Industry News

Reliance Jio joins hands with eight global carriers

India: Reliance Jio Infocomm announced the partnership with eight global carriers named TeliaSonera, Rogers, Orange, MTS, Millicom, Deutsche Telekom, British Telecom, and TIM. Collectively, these companies have a presence in 80 countries and have a potential customer base of around one billion.

The company official stated that Reliance Jio has built the globally largest greenfield 4G and fiber network. In addition, the company has developed the digital services the facilitates cloud, entertainment, payments, and so on.

Reliance Jio has installed 90 thousand eco-friendly telecom towers, laid 250 thousand kilometers long fiber optic cable in India. On the other hand, the company retail reach is expanded to more than 1.02 lakh villages and 18 thousand cities across the 29 states of the country.

The company is highly focusing on Digital India initiative and to make the Indian citizen life ‘digital’. Reliance Jio is committed to on board the best partners to co-create Digital India.

Recently, the company announced to launch 4G services in India in the near future.

Through these partnerships, Reliance Jio wanted to provide its partners with the best network facility and easy distribution of services to the customers. In turn, these partners will benefit Reliance by providing the innovative products and services offered to the customers.

Till date, the company has partnered with thirty innovative business partners including Spotify, Mojio, Magisto, Disconnect, Celltick, to name a few.

The company stated that it will be expanding its partnership to additional operators soon.

According to TechSci Research, the strategy to partner with global operators for providing innovative products and services to the Indian customers is a win-win scenario for all the three entities. The growing consumer base in India and demand of high speed network and superior services is the driving the telecom industry in the country.

The greenfield 4G project and fiber optic expansion in the country by Reliance Jio have strengthened the telecom infrastructure in India. A recent report published by TechSci Research, “India Telecom Cable Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019”, depicts that the telecom cable market in India is forecast to reach US$ 354 million by 2019. With increasing penetration of 3G/4G and interactive voice services such as video calling in the country, the telecom cable market is expected to grow further at a faster growth rate over the next five years. The government of India, on its part, is also not leaving any stone unturned to contribute in telecom infrastructure expansion throughout the country, which is evident from various projects that the government has undertaken such as National Optic Fiber Network (NOFN) to connect around 250,000 Gram Panchayats of India to a principal telecom network for high-speed data transmission and internet services.

Relevant News