After creating a disruption in the Indian telecom market with the dirt cheap plans and freebies, Reliance Jio led by Mukesh Ambani appears to be all set to foray into the enterprise services segment.
In the last week, the company debuted the same with the soft launch of services, claims a report by Hindu BusinessLine. The report adds that the commercial rollout of the services can be expected to happen soon. This will definitely leave a great impact on the existing telecom operators those were already blaming Reliance Jio for their mounting debt and losses.
The report citing a source familiar with the development claims that Reliance Jio is in the final phases testing the enterprise offering and that it is a logical step towards growth. Given that most infrastructure includes optical fiber cables, towers and data centers in place, it is just a matter time before these services go live.
Jio appears to be looking forward to offer unified communications services such as Label Switching networks, cloud services, managed video conferencing, Internet Protocol-Virtual Private Networks and other services for the enterprise users.
It is claimed that Jio has already set up around 1 lakh telecom towers and over 2 lakh route km of fiber. This infrastructure will be used to provide service to the corporate clients, especially customers with high average revenue per user (ARPU).
In the last few days of December 2017, Reliance Jio announced the acquisition specified wireless assets of Reliance Communications. It is believed that the company will use the acquired assets to serve the corporate clients. Even the industry sources and some channel partners appear to have confirmed the enterprise entry of Reliance Jio.
Notably, the rivals of Reliance Jio including BSNL, Vodafone, Airtel and Tata Communications have their own enterprise services such as cloud and hosting services. Internet Protocol-Virtual Private Network and MPLS among others.
The foray of Jio into the enterprise segment will definitely intensify the competition and the already existing fight in the telecom market segment. Given that Jio will be a new player in the enterprise segment, the company will definitely offer freebies to grab a significant spot in this segment that will be challenging for the others.