At a glittering ceremony in Mumbai, Reliance Jio 4G services were launched on the eve of the 83rd birth anniversary of Founder Chairman Dhirubhai Ambani. Reliance Jio, one of the world’s largest digital initiatives designed to deliver hi-speed connectivity and 4G broadband services in every nook and corner of India will be available initially to its 1 lakh-plus employees. The commercial roll-out of the service is expected in the month of March-April.
Bharti AirteL and Vodafone India have already started providing 4G services in select cities.
The star-studded event was hosted by Bollywood diva Shah Rukh Khan and Academy-winning music director A R Rahman. Shah Rukh Khan, who will be brand ambassador of Reliance Jio entertained the audience at the function and A R Rahman also performed at the function.
It was the first Employee-only, Partner-Consumer initiative ever to have happened in the history of corporate India, with over a lakh employees spread across a 1,072 centres across India, and one in Dallas, US, connected to the launch event on Jio’s own hi-speed network. Through two-way video conferencing, RIL Chairman & Managing Director Mukesh Ambani interacted with employees watching the event from distant places.
Speaking on the occasion, Mukesh Ambani said, “Friends, today on the eve of the 83rd birthday of Dhirubhai, it is my proud privilege to invite all our Reliance families and friends to be the first to experience Jio’s services. While you enjoy Jio Digital Life, I am also counting on you, as part of my family, to be part of co-creating the best experience for all our customers. I am sure that when you experience the next generation service of Reliance Jio – you will spread the word.”