Former BlackBerry India country head, Sunil Dutt, has reportedly joined Reliance Jio Infocomm. There he will be the president of devices, overseeing the launch of third-party as well as Reliance-branded smartphone, ToI reports. Also Read - Jio Freedom Plans 2021: Jio launches 5 new prepaid plans with no daily data limit - check detailsAlso Read - How to recharge your Jio number via WhatsApp
Reliance Jio Infocomm, which has pan-India license to offer 4G LTE services in the 2300MHz band, is looking at starting its operations this year starting from tier two cities. It also plans to offer high speed broadband services in 900 cities. The company has signed a number of tower sharing and fibre infrastructure sharing pacts over the last two years and has been hiring senior telecom professionals. Also Read - 5G JioPhone launch could be around Diwali this year, price to be around Rs 3,500
Reliance Jio Infocomm has been testing compatible 4G handsets from Samsung as well as other smartphone vendors. It also plans to launch 2,000 Reliance Digital Express stores across the country from where users will be able to buy smartphones as well as new connections.
Dutt brings in a lot of experience in the field, especially from the handset sales and distribution side. Prior to BlackBerry, he had a brief stint at HP. Before that he was the country head for Samsung where he was responsible for setting up the platform to overtake Nokia as the India’s number mobile phone brand. Before Samsung, he was the director for sales at Nokia India.
At Reliance Jio Infocomm, Dutt will report to Reliance group president Sandip Das and Reliance Jio managing director Sanjay Mashruwala, the report claims.