Mukesh Ambani on Sunday announced the launch of Reliance Jio, the telecom arm of Reliance Industries that has got pan India 4G license. However, the services are in beta phase and can only be accessed by RIL employees at 1,000 locations.
Earlier, Reliance Jio’s 4G services were expected to be commercially launched this month itself. Notwithstanding the delay, the Mukesh Ambani led group is expected to change the whole telecom sector once it gets going.
While launching the Reliance Jio’s services, Mukesh Ambani said, “Friends, today on the eve of the 83rd birthday of Dhirubhai, it is my proud privilege to invite all our Reliance families and friends to be the first to experience Jio’s services. I am sure that when you experience the next generation service of Reliance Jio â€“ you will spread the word.”
Ambani added: “India is ranked around 150 in the Internet and mobile broadband penetration out of 230 countries, Jio is conceived to change this…I have no doubt that with the launch of Jio, India’s rank will go up from around 150 to among the top ten in the next few years for internet and mobile broadband penetration.”
Currently, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea have launched their 4G services in the country. Other operators with 4G license are expected to join the league soon.