Articles about Jio

Jio, otherwise known as Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, is a subsidiary of Jio Platforms headquartered in Mumbai Maharashtra. This Indian telecommunications giant shot to fame when it offered 4G services free of charge for a limited period when it was launched. Jio exclusively uses the 4G network and the Voice over LTE (VoLTE) protocol to provide voice calling services. The service was introduced as a beta for employees in 2015 and it became publicly available late in 2016. Jio now has the distinction of being India's largest and the world's third-largest mobile network operator with well over 42.6 crore subscribers. In 2019, Jio launched a wired broadband internet service for homes and enterprises called JioFiber. The company remains a subsidiary of Reliance Industries with founder Mukesh Ambani at the helm. Jio has also launched a budget segment 4G smartphone called the JioPhone. Interestingly, geo-branded services such as Jio Mags and JioTV are offered as complementary benefits to almost all Jio subscribers.

Abhishek Bachchan's 'Dasvi' to hit OTT, his fourth direct-to-digital outing

14 Mar 2022

Entertainment
Abhishek Bachchan's 'Dasvi' to hit OTT, his fourth direct-to-digital outing

After Ludo, The Big Bull, Bob Biswas, Abhishek Bachchan is gearing up for his next OTT release, Dasvi.

Jio TV and tablet tipped. Is Reliance building an ecosystem?

30 Nov 2021

Technology
Jio TV and tablet tipped. Is Reliance building an ecosystem?

After launching its first-ever smartphone, the JioPhone Next, Reliance Jio is now working on two new products in an attempt to build its own ecosystem of smart devices.

Jio compensates users affected by yesterday's service outage: Details here

07 Oct 2021

Technology
Jio compensates users affected by yesterday's service outage: Details here

Reliance Jio users in some parts of India faced an outage where they had absolutely no cellular connectivity for a few hours Wednesday morning. Frustrated users took to Twitter to share how the issue affected them.

JioPhone Next tipped to arrive in India at Rs. 5,000

03 Sep 2021

Technology
JioPhone Next tipped to arrive in India at Rs. 5,000

Reliance Jio, in partnership with Google, is gearing up to launch a new budget-range smartphone, the JioPhone Next, in India on September 10.

Make JioFiber video calls on TV using phones: Here's how

06 Aug 2021

Technology
Make JioFiber video calls on TV using phones: Here's how

Indian telecom major Reliance Jio has pulled off another smartly implemented feature, this time for enabling Jio Fiber users to participate in video calls using their TVs without the need for a dedicated webcam.

'2G mukt India': Ambani's Jio announces "most affordable" 4G smartphone

24 Jun 2021

Technology
'2G mukt India': Ambani's Jio announces "most affordable" 4G smartphone

At its 44th Annual General Meeting, Reliance has announced a new "most affordable" smartphone, called the JioPhone Next. It has been developed in association with Google and will be up for grabs in India from September 10 onwards.

Everything that Ambani announced at Reliance's Annual General Meeting 2021

24 Jun 2021

Business
Everything that Ambani announced at Reliance's Annual General Meeting 2021

Today, Mukesh Ambani-led conglomerate Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) held its 44th Annual General Meeting (AGM), virtually. The event commenced at 2pm and was streamed live on the JioMeet platform.

Jio introduces five prepaid plans without daily data limit

15 Jun 2021

Business
Jio introduces five prepaid plans without daily data limit

Do you still prefer a wired internet connection just because it doesn't have a daily fair usage policy (FUP) limit?

JioGames will bring popular SEGA Corporation titles to India

02 Jun 2021

Technology
JioGames will bring popular SEGA Corporation titles to India

Home-grown telecom provider Reliance Jio has partnered with popular Japanese game developer and publisher SEGA Corporation. The partnership will make the latter's popular game titles available on the JioGames Store.

NewsBytes Briefing: Tesla gets dearer due to pandemic, and more

02 Jun 2021

Technology
NewsBytes Briefing: Tesla gets dearer due to pandemic, and more

The pandemic has made life hard for everyone across the board. Gamers can't buy graphics cards and carmakers can't, well, make cars due to lack of essential chips.

Jio to make all domestic calls free from January 1

31 Dec 2020

Business
Jio to make all domestic calls free from January 1

Reliance Jio on Thursday announced that all off-net domestic voice calls from its network to other networks made anywhere in India will be free from January 1, 2021.

Farmers protest: Over 1,500 mobile towers damaged, Captain issues warning

29 Dec 2020

India
Farmers protest: Over 1,500 mobile towers damaged, Captain issues warning

The agitation of farmers took a pernicious turn when protesters started damaging mobile towers to register an objection against Reliance Jio, owned by business tycoon Mukesh Ambani.

Reliance set to relaunch JioPhone next year

23 Dec 2020

Business
Reliance set to relaunch JioPhone next year

The COVID-19 pandemic has given a completely new perspective on the use of smartphones in India. This has prompted Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries to relaunch its 4G feature phone in the next quarter.

#LeakPeek: Vivo Y1s to cost around Rs. 8,000 in India

25 Nov 2020

Technology
#LeakPeek: Vivo Y1s to cost around Rs. 8,000 in India

Vivo is planning to launch its Y1s model in India in December. In the latest development, tipster Mukul Sharma has revealed the prices of the phone, claiming it will cost around Rs. 8,000.

Jio and Qualcomm begin 5G trials, achieve 1 Gbps speed

21 Oct 2020

Technology
Jio and Qualcomm begin 5G trials, achieve 1 Gbps speed

In a new development, Mukesh Ambani-led Jio Platforms Ltd. has announced its 5G plans in collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies.

Jio appears to be blocking Twitch streams in India

28 Sep 2020

Business
Jio appears to be blocking Twitch streams in India

Telecom giant Reliance Jio appears to be blocking Twitch streams in India.

Flagged concerns, says ex-Minister Harsimrat Badal; SAD is rethinking alliance

19 Sep 2020

Politics
Flagged concerns, says ex-Minister Harsimrat Badal; SAD is rethinking alliance

Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who resigned from the Union Cabinet on Thursday over a disagreement with the Centre on three farm Bills, said on Friday that her party — the Shiromani Akali Dal — repeatedly flagged concerns in the Cabinet, but to no avail.

NewsBytes Briefing: SoftBank considering bidders for TikTok India, and more

04 Sep 2020

Technology
NewsBytes Briefing: SoftBank considering bidders for TikTok India, and more

In another twist to the saga, SoftBank is reportedly working to broker a deal for TikTok India.

New JioFiber Plans: Unlimited internet, OTT apps on offer

31 Aug 2020

Business
New JioFiber Plans: Unlimited internet, OTT apps on offer

To help Indians adjust with the routine of working and studying from home, Mukesh Ambani's home broadband service JioFiber has updated its plans.

Jio is offering free data for 5 months: Details here

16 Aug 2020

Business
Jio is offering free data for 5 months: Details here

As part of a special offer, Reliance Jio is providing unlimited 4G data and free Jio-to-Jio phone calls for up to five months, to all the customers who purchase a new JioFi 4G wireless hotspot device.

OnePlus Nord is up for pre-ordering in India via Amazon

28 Jul 2020

Technology
OnePlus Nord is up for pre-ordering in India via Amazon

The much-hyped OnePlus Nord is now available for pre-ordering in India via Amazon. The pre-booking window will remain open till August 3, a day before the mid-range handset goes on open sale.

Is Reliance's new 'Jio Glass' worth the hype?

15 Jul 2020

Technology
Is Reliance's new 'Jio Glass' worth the hype?

During Reliance's first 'virtual' Annual General Meeting, Mukesh Ambani, the Chairman of the conglomerate, shared a lot about his oil-to-telecom businesses.

Airtel-Verizon launch 'BlueJeans' to take on JioMeet, Zoom in India

15 Jul 2020

Technology
Airtel-Verizon launch 'BlueJeans' to take on JioMeet, Zoom in India

As Indians adjust with the reality of working and connecting remotely, leading telecom-to-technology companies in the country are racing to get affordable yet high-quality video-conferencing solutions up and running.

Google likely to invest $4 billion in Reliance's Jio Platforms

14 Jul 2020

Business
Google likely to invest $4 billion in Reliance's Jio Platforms

After several major conglomerates and foreign funds, technology giant Google is mulling an investment in Reliance Industries' Jio Platforms.

Tech Briefing: Apple pays $1bn penalty, Google invests in India

14 Jul 2020

Technology
Tech Briefing: Apple pays $1bn penalty, Google invests in India

A lot happened in the technology world when you were sleeping.

#WeeklyRecap: Instagram's Reels, Jio's WhatsApp clone, Google's smart speaker, more

12 Jul 2020

Technology
#WeeklyRecap: Instagram's Reels, Jio's WhatsApp clone, Google's smart speaker, more

This week, tech giants like Google, Facebook, and Jio made headlines in the world of technology.

Mukesh Ambani's Jio blatantly copied WhatsApp for JioChat

10 Jul 2020

Technology
Mukesh Ambani's Jio blatantly copied WhatsApp for JioChat

A week ago, Jio Platforms, the telecom-to-digital entity of Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries, launched JioMeet, a video conference service that looked more like a rip-off of its prime competitor 'Zoom'.

Government wants shopping sites to display 'origin country' of products

09 Jul 2020

Business
Government wants shopping sites to display 'origin country' of products

Amid calls to boycott the foreign goods, especially those from China, to make way for Atmanirbhar Bharat, the Government of India is looking to have 'origin country' of products displayed across online shopping portals.

JioMeet, Reliance's free Zoom rival, is now available in India

03 Jul 2020

Technology
JioMeet, Reliance's free Zoom rival, is now available in India

After a nearly three-month-long fundraising spree, Mukesh Ambani's telecom-to-digital entity Reliance Jio Platforms is expanding its footprint to step into the arena of video-conferencing.

Jio Platforms scores Rs. 1,894 crore investment from Intel

03 Jul 2020

Business
Jio Platforms scores Rs. 1,894 crore investment from Intel

Jio Platforms, the entity that holds the telecom and digital businesses of Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has scored another big investment.

Why DuckDuckGo is not working in India?

02 Jul 2020

Technology
Why DuckDuckGo is not working in India?

Along with Chinese applications that were deemed prejudicial to national security, India has also blocked popular US-based search engine DuckDuckGo.

OnePlus 8 Pro to go on sale today at 12pm

02 Jul 2020

Technology
OnePlus 8 Pro to go on sale today at 12pm

The OnePlus 8 Pro is scheduled to go on another flash sale today at 12 pm via Amazon and OnePlus e-store. Due to production issues faced during the lockdown period, the company has been offering the flagship handset via flash sales only.

OnePlus 8 Pro to go on sale on June 29

27 Jun 2020

Technology
OnePlus 8 Pro to go on sale on June 29

The OnePlus 8 Pro is scheduled to go on sale in India on June 29 at 12 pm via Amazon and OnePlus e-store. Alongside the Pro model, the regular OnePlus 8 will also be available for purchase.

OnePlus 8 Pro to go on sale today via Amazon

25 Jun 2020

Technology
OnePlus 8 Pro to go on sale today via Amazon

OnePlus's latest flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 8 Pro, is all set to go on sale today at 12 pm via Amazon and OnePlus.in.

Jio Platforms scores another investment: $1.5bn from Saudi Arabia's PIF

18 Jun 2020

Business
Jio Platforms scores another investment: $1.5bn from Saudi Arabia's PIF

Mukesh Ambani's Jio Platforms has scored yet another multi-billion-dollar investment.

Chinese hackers are planning attacks on Indian telecom, pharma companies

18 Jun 2020

Technology
Chinese hackers are planning attacks on Indian telecom, pharma companies

Amid heightened border tensions between India and China, hackers associated with the latter are gearing up to target critical Indian establishments.

No Chinese equipment for 4G upgradation: Centre to BSNL

18 Jun 2020

Business
No Chinese equipment for 4G upgradation: Centre to BSNL

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) to not use any Chinese equipment in its 4G upgradation work.

Ambani's Jio Platforms scores another investment: $1.2 billion from Mubadala

05 Jun 2020

Business
Ambani's Jio Platforms scores another investment: $1.2 billion from Mubadala

In another multi-billion-dollar deal, Jio Platforms, the company holding the telecom and digital businesses of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has agreed to raise Rs. 9,093.6 crore from Mubadala, an Abu Dhabi-based sovereign investor.

Amazon may invest $2 billion (Rs. 15,000cr) in Airtel: Report

04 Jun 2020

Business
Amazon may invest $2 billion (Rs. 15,000cr) in Airtel: Report

After Facebook's multi-billion-dollar investment in Jio Platforms, e-commerce giant Amazon is moving to strike a deal with its competitor - Bharti Airtel.

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