A Vision That Touches All
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.
Laying the Foundation for the Future
Reliance Jio is creating the most extensive and future-proof network in India, and perhaps, in the world. It will provide next generation legacy-free digital services over an end-to-end all-IP network, which can be seamlessly upgraded even to 5G and beyond. In addition to the existing pan India 2300 MHz spectrum and 1800 MHz in 14 circles, Jio invested over Rs 10,000 crore during this year’s auction to acquire 800 MHz spectrum in 10 circles and 1800 MHz spectrum in 6 circles. This brings the cumulative investment in spectrum assets to nearly Rs 34,000 crores. Jio now has the largest footprint of liberalized spectrum in the country, acquired in an extremely cost effective manner.
Reliance Jio has laid more than 2.5 lakh kilometres of fibre-optic cables, covering 18,000 cities and over one lakh villages, with the aim of covering 100% of the nation’s population by 2018. It has an initial end-to-end capacity to serve in excess of 100 million wireless broadband and 20 million Fibre-to-Home customers. Reliance Jio has also built nearly half-a-million square feet of cloud data centres and a multi-Terabit capacity international network.
The infrastructure is being built in partnership with some of the world’s most technologically advanced companies. Financial year 2016-17 will be the first full year of commercial operations.
Taken from : http://www.ril.com/ourBusinesses/Jio.aspx