Reliance Retail acquires controlling stake in Just Dial for Rs. 3497 crores

Reliance Retail today announced that it will acquire a controlling stake in Just Dial, India’s leading local search engine platform, for a total consideration of Rs. 3,497 crores. Reliance Retail will hold 40.95% and would make an open offer to acquire up to 26% in accordance with SEBI. VSS Mani will continue as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer to lead Just Dial through the next phase of growth. Continue reading “Reliance Retail acquires controlling stake in Just Dial for Rs. 3497 crores”

Reliance Jio announces 5G partnership with Google Cloud

During their 44th annual general meeting (AGM), Reliance Jio announced a new partnership with Google, where the two companies will collaborate to integrate Jio’s 5G technologies with Google Cloud’s scalable infrastructure. As a part of their partnership, Reliance will also be moving many of their their core retail businesses to Google Cloud.

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JioPhone Next ultra-affordable Android smartphone developed in partnership with Google announced

Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries at the company’s 44th annual general meeting (AGM), Reliance Jio announced the JioPhone Next 4G phone developed in partnership with Google. He said that it will ultra-affordable and will pack cutting-edge features. He added that it is a fully featured smartphone, supporting the entire suite of applications from both Google and Jio. Continue reading “JioPhone Next ultra-affordable Android smartphone developed in partnership with Google announced”

Intel partners with Reliance Jio on 5G network technology

This week at the MWC 2021 virtual event, Intel announced that Reliance Jio will do co-innovations with Intel in 5G radio and wireless core, and collaborate in other associate areas that include AI, cloud and edge computing, which will help it as they deploy 5G. Continue reading “Intel partners with Reliance Jio on 5G network technology”

Jio Freedom Plans with no daily data limit launched starting at Rs. 127

Reliance Jio has launched new ‘Jio Freedom Plans’ for Jio pre-paid users that offers unlimited voice, Jio apps, 100 SMS per day and no daily data limit starting at Rs. 127. Compared to the daily data limit in other plans, these offer a certain amount of data that can be used within the validity of the plan ends. Continue reading “Jio Freedom Plans with no daily data limit launched starting at Rs. 127”

JioPhone users get 300 free voice calling minutes per month, buy-one-get-one with every JioPhone plan

Jio has been introducing new offers for JioPhone users.  In these unprecedented times of the Covid pandemic, to ensure users stay connected remains the company has announced two special initiatives. Continue reading “JioPhone users get 300 free voice calling minutes per month, buy-one-get-one with every JioPhone plan”

Reliance Jio said to launch JioBook laptop with Android-based JioOS

Reliance Jio is reportedly planning to enter the laptop market segment, as they are currently developing a product called the JioBook. The laptop was spotted to be running a custom version of Android OS, called JioOS, and is powered by a Qualcomm SoC inside.

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Telecom Spectrum Auction 2021: Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea win spectrum as auction raises Rs. 77814 crore for Govt

The Department of Telecom (DoT) has announced the winners in the 2021 spectrum auction in various circles that ended after 2 days. At the end of the auction government got bids worth Rs. 77,814.80 core with Rs. 77,146 raised on the first day after four rounds and Rs 668.20 crore raised in the two rounds on the second day. This substantially exceeded pre-bid estimates of Rs. 45,000 crore.  Bharti Airtel Ltd, Vodafone Idea, and Reliance Jio took part in the auction. Continue reading “Telecom Spectrum Auction 2021: Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea win spectrum as auction raises Rs. 77814 crore for Govt”

JioPhone 2021 offer: 1 year plan for JioPhone users at Rs. 749

Reliance Jio has launched new ‘2G-MUKT BHARAT’ offer that offers 12 months of service for existing JioPhone users at Rs. 749. For new JioPhone users, the phone along with the 1-year plan costs Rs. 1499 and the 2-year plan costs Rs. 1999. All the plans include unlimited voice calls and 2GB of data every month. The company says that currently, for a feature phone and 2-year service, a user on other network spends about Rs 5,000. Continue reading “JioPhone 2021 offer: 1 year plan for JioPhone users at Rs. 749”

Reliance Jio to make off-net domestic voice calls free starting January 1

Reliance Jio just announced that it will once again make off-net domestic voice calls free, starting 1st January 2021. This is as per directions of the Hon’ble Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (“TRAI”), Bill and Keep regime is being implemented in the country from 1st January 2021, thereby ending interconnect usage charges (IUC) for all domestic voice calls. Continue reading “Reliance Jio to make off-net domestic voice calls free starting January 1”

Jio and MediaTek announce Gaming Masters esports event with Rs. 12.5 lakhs prize pool

Jio, one of India’s leading telecom companies has partnered with MediaTek to launch the 70-days long ‘Gaming Masters’ e-sports tournament in India. The tournament, which will be open to all players in India, will be played on the mobile battle royale game called Free Fire, and has a total prize pool of Rs. 12.5 lakhs.

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Reliance Jio will pioneer 5G revolution in second half of 2021: Mukesh Ambani

Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani at the India Mobile Congress 2020 today said that Jio will pioneer the 5G Revolution in India in the second half of 2021.  “5G should be available and affordable- Jio makes that promise/ towards aatmanirbhar Bharat.” He added. Back in June at the 43rd annual general meeting (AGM) announced that the company has designed and developed a complete 5G solution from scratch using 100% home-grown technologies and solution. Continue reading “Reliance Jio will pioneer 5G revolution in second half of 2021: Mukesh Ambani”

Reliance Jio launches JioCricket app for JioPhone users

Reliance Jio has launched new JioCricket app for JioPhone that offers all the details related to cricket at a single place. This offers Live scores, Match updates, Cricket News & Videos. It shows upcoming fixtures, live news andis available in 9 languages: Hindi, Bangla, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarati, English. Continue reading “Reliance Jio launches JioCricket app for JioPhone users”

Reliance Jio launches JioPages browser with Personalised Content, Themes, Smart Download Manager and more

Reliance Jio today launched JioPages which replaces the old Jio Browser. Jio says the made-in-India browser focusses on data-privacy and gives users full control of their information. Built on the powerful Chromium Blink engine, it promises enhanced browsing experience through faster engine migration, best in class webpage rendering, faster page loads, efficient media streaming, Emoji domain support and encrypted connection. Continue reading “Reliance Jio launches JioPages browser with Personalised Content, Themes, Smart Download Manager and more”

Qualcomm introduces 5G infrastructure platforms; Qualcomm and Jio achieve over 1Gbps speed in trials

Qualcomm just announced its full portfolio of 5G infrastructure semiconductor platforms designed for broad deployment scenarios, ranging from macro base stations with massive MIMO to micro base stations with compact designs, to accelerate the cellular ecosystem transition toward virtualized and interoperable radio access networks (RAN) – a trend driven by 5G. It introduced three new 5G RAN platforms: Qualcomm Radio Unit Platform, Qualcomm Distributed Unit Platform, and Qualcomm Distributed Radio Unit Platform. Continue reading “Qualcomm introduces 5G infrastructure platforms; Qualcomm and Jio achieve over 1Gbps speed in trials”