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Jio Crosses 50 Million Subscriber Mark in 83 Days, 1,000 Customers Per Minute And 6 Lakh Per Day
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Jio Crosses 50 Million Subscriber Mark in 83 Days, 1,000 Customers Per Minute And 6 Lakh Per Day

Mukesh Ambani-promoted Reliance Jio has crossed the 50 million subscriber mark in less than three months after its full-fledged 4G services launch to emerge as the largest broadband operator in the country. According to sources, Jio setting a new record has acquired 1,000 customers per minute (since September 05) and 6 lakh per day. "Jio continues to be the fastest growing company in the world and has crossed 50 million subscribers in record 83 days," sources pointed out. Airtel reached the same milestone of notching 50 million subscribers in 12 years, Vodafone and Idea took 13 years each. Reliance Jio Infocomm, the new entrant in the 4G market which is competing with the likes of Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular -- had launched its commercial services on September 5, and as per the la...
WORLD RECORD- Jio Welcome Offer Enrols 16 Million Customers in 26 Days
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WORLD RECORD- Jio Welcome Offer Enrols 16 Million Customers in 26 Days

Mumbai, October 9 2016: Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. (Jio) announced today that it has created a world record by crossing 16 Million subscribers of 'Jio Welcome offer' in its first month of operations. Jio has achieved this growth faster than any other telecom operator or start up in the world including the likes of Facebook, WhatsApp and Skype. ALSO READ: How Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio Fooled us in the Name of Cheaper Data Mr. Mukesh D. Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Industries Limited, said, “We are delighted and humbled by the overwhelming response across India to the Jio Welcome Offer. Jio is built to empower every Indian with the power of data. We are delighted that people have recognized this and are utilizing our services to the fullest. We are customer-obsessed and commit...
India Gets $8 Billion Worth Telecoms Spectrum Bids on Auction’s First Day
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India Gets $8 Billion Worth Telecoms Spectrum Bids on Auction’s First Day

India started its biggest ever telecoms airwaves auction on Saturday, receiving 535.31 billion rupees ($8.04 billion) worth of bids on the first day of the sale, a senior government official said. Market leaders Bharti Airtel Ltd, Vodafone's local unit and Idea Cellular Ltd are pitted against new entrant Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd in the battle for airwaves to boost their high-speed data services in what is the world's second-biggest market by mobile phone subscriptions. The total value of the airwaves put on the block is estimated to be worth $84 billion based on the auction reserve price set by the government, although industry executives and analysts expect only part of it to be sold. Data released by the government's Department of Telecom (DoT) at the end of five rounds of bidd...
Airtel Gets Payment From Jio For New PoIs; Start Joint Testing Now
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Airtel Gets Payment From Jio For New PoIs; Start Joint Testing Now

Bharti Airtel, which has been engaged in an inter-connectivity tiff with Reliance Jio, today said it has received payment from the new entrant for additional points of interconnect, and sought Jio's cooperation for timely testing and commissioning of the network ports. Airtel said while interconnect agreement provides for a commissioning period of 90 days, the company will work towards releasing the points of interconnect or PoIs "well ahead" of the contractual obligation. The telecom operator said it has ensured there are no capacity constraints from its end. "We hope Jio will extend its full cooperation to ensure timely testing and commissioning of the PoIs," it said in a statement. Airtel released `demand notes for the additional PoIs on September 14 itself, the statement said ...
Airtel Too Offers More Interconnect Points to Reliance Jio
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Airtel Too Offers More Interconnect Points to Reliance Jio

After Idea, Bharti Airtel today also agreed to provide additional interconnect points to Reliance Jio, saying these ports will be sufficient to support 15 million customers of the new operator. "Airtel has been providing PoIs to Jio, well ahead of the commencement of its commercial operations. With the latest augmentation, the total number of PoIs will become 3 times the present number of PoIs," Airtel said in a statement. Reliance Jio -- which commercially launched its services on September 5 -- has accused incumbent players of not releasing sufficient inter-connection ports and had sought legal action against them. RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani, on September 1, alleged that Jio network had suffered 5 crore call failures in the preceding week due to inter-connectivity issues. The mov...
This is How Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio Will Make Money
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This is How Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio Will Make Money

16th July 2016: The Indian Telecom Market - Basic Facts There are 100 crores of mobile users in India (1 billion). This means 80% of India is connected to mobile phones (voice calling) However, only 34% of India’s population is connected to the internet. Among those using mobile phones, only 10% use 3G data or above. If you were a telecom company, you would realize that there isn’t going to be a lot of movement in voice now. This is because almost all people have mobile phones. The next big challenge is the internet. Future lies in using data on your mobile phones. Hence, the smartest move now is to invest in building your infrastructure for the future. Here is why nothing else matters - When you have data, you don’t care about messaging. Who really uses SMS after the ...
Reliance Jio To Have 1 Million Recharge Outlets At Launch
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Reliance Jio To Have 1 Million Recharge Outlets At Launch

Reliance Jio Infocomm is setting up 500,000 activation outlets and close to a million recharge outlets to prepare for the launch of its 4G services in the coming months. Reliance Jio, which will compete with the likes of Bharti Airtel and Vodafone in offering 4G services, expects to play a "significant role" in lifting India to among the top 10 nations in Internet penetration, from the current 155 rank, its parent Reliance Industries said in its annual report. "With respect to sales and distribution, Jio will have half-a-million activation outlets and close to a million recharge outlets at launch. This will be in addition to the digital channels that Jio is promoting for seamless activation and recharge facilities for customers," it said. All outlets will have real-time access to the 1,072...
Expanding India’s Connectivity to the World, Reliance Jio Stretched 8,100 km Cable System in Bay of Bengal
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Expanding India’s Connectivity to the World, Reliance Jio Stretched 8,100 km Cable System in Bay of Bengal

Mumbai, 18 April 2016: Reliance Jio announces the launch of a new, state of the art 8,100 km cable system, the Bay of Bengal Gateway (BBG). BBG provides direct connectivity to South East Asia and the Middle East, then onward to Europe, Africa and Far East Asia through seamless interconnection with existing cable systems. Reliance Jio owns and operates the strategically important undersea cable landing facility in Chennai, providing a high-speed, high-capacity, low latency route connecting India to the rest of the world.“ “We are excited about the launch of BBG as it offers not just direct connectivity in and out of India through Chennai and Mumbai but also acts as a state-of-the-art 100 Gbps extension of Jio’s 100 Gbps core network,” said Mathew Oommen, President Reliance Jio. “This globa...
Reliance Jio Will Be Ready to Commercially Launch in 2016:  Mukesh Ambani
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Reliance Jio Will Be Ready to Commercially Launch in 2016: Mukesh Ambani

New Delhi: Mukesh Ambani, India’s richest person, has said Reliance Jio will be ready to commercially launch its much talked about 4G telecom services in second half of 2016, offering 80% of Indians high-speed mobile Internet as well as voice services. Reliance Jio had, in late December, unveiled fourth generation (4G) service for its employees, marking Ambani’s return to the telecom sector years after Reliance Group’s telecom unit had gone to his younger brother Anil following a split between the two siblings. “We’ll be ready to launch in the second half of 2016. 80% of India’s population will have high-speed, mobile broadband internet. ”So 80% of the 1.3 billion Indians will have high-speed, mobile internet. And by 2017, we would cover 90%. And by 2018, all of India would be covered by ...
Google’s Internet Balloon ‘Crashes’ in Sri Lanka Test Flight
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Google’s Internet Balloon ‘Crashes’ in Sri Lanka Test Flight

AFP, COLOMBO: A Google balloon, part of the company's high-speed Internet service known as "Project Loon", crashed in a Sri Lankan tea plantation during its maiden test flight, local police said today. Villagers found the deflated balloon with its electronic equipment in the island's central tea-growing region of Gampola on Wednesday night, an officer told AFP. "Tea plantation workers found it crashed in the plantation. They picked up the pieces and brought it to the station," the officer, who is not authorised to speak with media, told AFP by phone. However, Sri Lanka's Information and Communication Technology Agency, which is coordinating the tests with Google, described the landing as controlled and scheduled. "Google loon balloon safely landed under standard operating proce...
Indian Government Funding 5G Network Research
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Indian Government Funding 5G Network Research

The government is funding a research project on 5G technology being undertaken by Country's premier academic institutions with an outlay of Rs. 36.51 crores, Indian Parliament was informed today. "The Department of Electronics and IT is funding a collaborative research project on 5G being undertaken by premier academic institutions across the country", Communications and IT Minister of India Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a written reply to Lok Sabha.Communications and IT Minister of India Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a written reply to Lok Sabha. He further said the project was approved in September 2015 with an outlay of Rs 36.51 crore over a period of three years to be jointly implemented by IISc-Bangalore, IIT-Bombay, IIT-Hyderabad, IIT-Madras and Centre of Excellence in wireless...