MWC 2017 Samsung-Jio Joint Event: Reliance Jio Network is 5G-Ready | February 28, 2017, 2:58 PM IST
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For the first time, Reliance Jio and Samsung will hold a joint press conference at a global stage like MWC in Barcelona. The press conference aims to "foster engagement and participation among industry leaders, governments, and communities, by discussing Jio's successful 4G LTE business and how it has transformed the everyday lives of 1.3 billion Indians."

Shares in Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) have raced to a seven-year high, boosted by its recent announcement to soon start charging for data services offered by its Jio 4G mobile services that have notched up 100 million customers in just 170 days since launch.

Also read: Reliance Jio to Offer 20% More Data than Competitors' Best Selling Plans, for the Same Price

RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Tuesday announced that Jio Infocomm Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of RIL and one of its biggest bets entailing an investment of around Rs 200,000 lakh crore, will start charging customers for its 4G data services starting April 1. He also said that Jio will offer 20% more data than its competitors on their best-selling plans.

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Here are live updates from the joint press conference of Samsung and Reliance Jio from MWC 2017, Barcelona.

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Feb 28, 2017 2:46 pm (IST)

The event has ended. Stay tuned to this space for more updates. 

Feb 28, 2017 2:42 pm (IST)

Samsung has introduced several networking technologies exclusively made for India. 

Feb 28, 2017 2:40 pm (IST)

"We will strive to create new paradigms for LTE-Advanced Pro and 5G by closely cooperating with Jio as a unified workforce," said Youngky Kim, President and Head of Networks Business at Samsung Electronics.

Feb 28, 2017 2:39 pm (IST)

The two companies signed a turn-key agreement covering the entire scope of network, ranging from equipment to establishment and maintenance services.

Feb 28, 2017 2:34 pm (IST)

The relationship between Jio and Samsung goes back to 2012. 

Feb 28, 2017 2:31 pm (IST)

It was through Samsung’s VoMA that the steady management of high traffic in data-dense environments was enabled.

Feb 28, 2017 2:30 pm (IST)

Samsung is enabling Jio to offer a superior service to its users by providing professional solutions such as Samsung VoLTE, Quality Monitoring and Analysis (VoMA) and Cognitive Traffic Monitoring and Optimizer for a superior user experience.

Feb 28, 2017 2:29 pm (IST)

Huge Market for 5G in India: Samsung-Reliance Jio

Feb 28, 2017 2:28 pm (IST)

As Jio’s end-to-end LTE solutions partner, it is a great pleasure for Samsung to contribute to Jio’s tremendous success. The massive deployment of over a million cells across India is especially remarkable. We will strive to create new paradigms for LTE-Advanced Pro and 5G by closely cooperating with Jio as a unified workforce," said Youngky Kim, President and Head of Networks Business at Samsung Electronics.

Feb 28, 2017 2:26 pm (IST)

“We successfully achieved 100 million subscribers in 170 days, making us the fastest-growing company in the world, and the numbers continue to rapidly grow," said Jyotindra Thacker, President of Reliance Jio Infocomm.

Feb 28, 2017 2:23 pm (IST)

The project will also extend Jio’s superiority in rural areas by expanding its reach to over 90% of the population.

Feb 28, 2017 2:21 pm (IST)

This joint project was established to upgrade current LTE mobile communication services across India by expanding both the current network capacity as well as network coverage.

Feb 28, 2017 2:18 pm (IST)

Samsung announced today its innovative “I&G (Infill & Growth) Project” for Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd in India.

Feb 28, 2017 2:08 pm (IST)

Reliance Jio and Samsung has partnered for Jio apps o Samsung phones. 

Feb 28, 2017 2:01 pm (IST)
Feb 28, 2017 1:59 pm (IST)

Reliance Jio infrastructure is 5G-ready. 

Feb 28, 2017 1:58 pm (IST)

It doesn't necessarily mean that we need to deploy massive number of sites to increase reach. With Samsung we can do better with existing infra. 

Feb 28, 2017 1:56 pm (IST)

Samsung and Jio will continue to work together to increase network footprint in India. 

Feb 28, 2017 1:54 pm (IST)

Every supplier that works with Jio work united together. 

Feb 28, 2017 1:12 pm (IST)
Feb 28, 2017 12:55 pm (IST)

The press conference is expected to begin shortly. Stay tuned for live updates. 

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