India’s Jio plans two-pronged 4G device strategy

India’s Reliance Jio Infocomm plans to market its long-anticipated 4G service through more than 1,000 ‘Jio Centres’ and will offer Jio-branded devices under its parent company’s retail unit, Reliance Digital. The operator, which is owned by Reliance Industries, is investing …

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Jio confident of low-cost device availability for Indian 4G launch

Ensuring availability of affordable LTE smartphones has been “one of the topmost priorities” for Jio Infocomm, a new entrant into India’s competitive market which is planning to commercially launch services later this year. Mukesh Ambani, chairman and MD of parent …

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India’s Jio to launch 4G in five cities by June

India’s Reliance Jio Infocomm reportedly will launch 4G service in five cities – New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Lucknow and Nagpur – by June. According to an anonymous Jio executive, additional cities, where the network is 90 per cent completed, will be added …

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Jio prepares for 4G launch with messaging app

India’s Reliance Jio Infocomm has developed a messaging app and plans to release additional apps covering health, finance, e-commerce and TV to differentiate its 4G service from its competitors’. The operator, which is required to launch 4G service by the …

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Asia Briefs: Jio 4G rollout faces delays, Globe’s broadband revenues increase 22% & more

In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: Jio 4G rollout faces delays — report India’s Reliance Jio Infocomm, up against an H1 deadline for launching 4G services, reportedly has …

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India’s RCom cuts prices to match Airtel

India’s Reliance Communications (RCom) has followed Bharti Airtel’s lead and reduced prices of its mobile data services – offering what it says is “true unlimited” plans for INR999 ($16). Airtel announced earlier in the week it was cutting prices of …

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