December | Sunday | 27, 2015 :: Jio (formerly called Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL)), also known as Reliance Jio, is an upcoming provider of mobile telephony, broadband services, and digital services in India. Formerly known as Infotel Broadband Services Limited, Reliance Jio will provide 4G services on a pan-India level using LTE technology. The telecom leg of Reliance Industries Limited, it was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Mumbai, India.
It will offer data and voice services with peripheral services like instant messaging, live TV, movies on demand, news, streaming music, and a digital payments platform.
The company has a network of more than 250,000 km of fiber optic cables in the country, over which it will be partnering with local cable operators to get broader connectivity for its broadband services. With its multi-service operator (MSO) licence, Jio will also serve as a TV channel distributor and will offer television-on-demand on its network.
Formerly called :: Infotel Broadband Services Limited (2009 – 2013), Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (2013 – 2015)
Type :: Public
Traded as Unlisted (as of December 2015)
Founded 2007; 8 years ago, Mumbai, India
Headquarters Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Key people :: Sanjay Mashruwalla (Managing Director), Jyotindra Thacker (Head of IT), Akash Ambani (Chief of Strategy)
Products :: Mobile telephony, broadband, and 4G Data services
Owner Mukesh Ambani
Parent Reliance Industries
Subsidiaries Jio Chat, Jionet WiFi, LYF 4G Smartphones