Google has today announced that its AI-based search assistant for smartphones, Google Assistant, is set to come to the Reliance JioPhone. The voice-based tool has so far been available only for Android, iOS and Android Wear devices, using the capabilities of smartphones to offer control and enhanced functionality over the phone. After its announcement and
For a customer s benefit, may this telecom war never end! In the race to become the most attractive network provider, Vodafone has now rolled the dice. The telco has unveiled five new prepaid Super Plans that offer a combination of data, SMS, and unlimited local, STD, and national roaming calls. Except for one little
The "effectively free" JioPhone which Reliance Industries announced at its much-hyped 40th AGM is nothing short of revolutionary. And we aren't saying that for effect. First, the JioPhone has no precedent. Nowhere in the world has a 4G-enabled feature phone been offered at a price tag of Rs. 1,500 refundable after three years that too. Second, Jio has identified a market segment that garners least attention from phone manufacturers. Third, there is the JioPhone and then there are the Jio apps all bundled into one. Fourth, Jio is doing to telecom what HUL did to FMCG with sachet pricing. Fifth, it plans to disrupt television viewing as well.
Reliance Jio has moved the Bombay High Court against rival Bharti Airtel for running misleading advertisements, ET reports. Jio has also sent a legal notice to global broadband tester Ookla, which has rated Airtel as the fastest 4G network in the country. Jio claims that Airtel s campaign has amounted to conspiracy, defamation and breach of trust, among others. Airtel, of course, has dismissed the allegations as frivolous and baseless and has accused Jio of being a frustrated competitor.
Tariff wars have been raging in the telecom industry since the launch of Reliance Jio last September. Now, it just got more official. Three days after Bharti Airtel and Vodafone called out Jio s predatory pricing, industry regulator TRAI has said that it is formulating new policies on the same, according to an ET report.
Reliance Industries will begin commercial operations of its much-awaited 4G telecom services by December. Speaking at the company's annual meeting of shareholders, over a third of Chairman Mukesh Ambani's more-than-one-hour-long speech was focused on 4G.
Telecom arm of RIL, Reliance Jio Infocomm has signed a pact with Chinese firm Huawei for sourcing various 4G devices.
Reliance Jio, the telecom arm of Reliance Industries, may begin operations with "disruptive offers" to quickly capture customers to leap into the top three along with established players like Bharti and Vodafone, according to Bernstein Research.
Reliance Jio Infocomm is reportedly likely to launch its 4G LTE service in smaller cities like Coimbatore and Indore first, before moving to the metro cities. The company has for long been working on its 4G LTE services, and like Airtel will roll it out in stages, starting from tier II cities to bigger cities, ET reports. The company has set up infrastructure and is running trials for the service on affordable handsets and devices. It is expected to launch these services later this year, likely by September.
Reliance Jio Infocomm is reportedly planning to hire 500 telecom professionals before the roll out of its 4G LTE service, which will happen by September. According to ET, Reliance Jio will bring about 300 telecom professionals for senior level posts, and has already hired about seven circle heads. The company is also negotiating with circle heads of several telecom operators, to bring them on board.
Reliance Jio Infocomm, the telecom arm of Reliance Industries, has asked the Department of Telecom to reconfigure airwave frequencies allotted in seven blocks in the northeast to help the company to deploy 4G technology efficiently.