Reliance launched the Reliance 4G services under the brand name of Reliance Jio. Reliance Jio will be initially available only to employees of Reliance. The Reliance Jio event was held at the Reliance Corporate Park in Navi-Mumbai. Reliance Jio 4G service will be available to 1-lakh plus Reliance Employees across India.
Reliance Jio entry to the Telecom sector is seen as a move that will shake up the telecom industry. Telecom behemoths like Sunil Mittal of Airtel have expressed their fears and hopes on how Reliance's entry to the telecom sector will shake up this industry. India's Oil tycoon's entry to the Telecom space is seen as a positive move by many. Reliance Jio will be launching VoLTE and high-speed internet. In its beta-testing phase, Reliance Jio has already shown to have groundbreaking speeds of 70 MB-per-second, a report by brokerage firm Credit Suisse has revealed.
Shahrukh Khan and AR Rahman performed at the Event. Shah Rukh Khan also performed at the venue apart from reading a poem from Jab Tak Hain Jahan, media reports have revealed. Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is also seen clicking Selfies with Mukesh Ambani and the Ambani Family.
It was also the first Employee-only, Partner-Consumer initiative ever to have happened in the history of corporate India, with over a lakh employees spread across a 1,072 centres across India, and one in Dallas, US, connected to the launch event at RCP on Jio's own hi-speed network. Through two-way video conferencing, RIL Chairman & Managing Director Mukesh Ambani interacted with employees watching the event from distant places.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri 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. While you enjoy Jio Digital Life, I am also counting on you, as part of my family, to be part of co-creating the best experience for all our customers. I am sure that when you experience the next generation service of Reliance Jio - you will spread the word."
Iterating his confidence in the youth of India, the Shri Ambani added: "India and Indians cannot afford to be left behind in this new world. India is ranked around 150 in the Internet and mobile broadband penetration out of 230 countries, Jio is conceived to change this. 1.3 billion Indians cannot be left behind as the world enters a new era. We have the youngest population in the world. Give them the tools. Give them the skills. Give them the environment. They will surprise us."
"It is this opportunity to transform the lives of our 1.3 billion Indians that motivated Reliance to enter this space. And Jio is the result. Jio will help advance and realize the potential of every Indian and India. 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."