In an indication that Reliance Jio Infocomm, the digitial arm of billionaire Mukesh Ambani-controlled Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), is inching closer to launching of services, its official website has gone live on Thursday. However, there was no indication of commercial launch of services.
The website, jio.co m, is now open to public for registration for the company’s digital services. A number of Apps, such as MyJio, JioChat, JioPlay, JioOnDemand, JioBeats, JioMags, JioXpressNews, JioDrive, JioJoin, JioMoney and JioSecurity among others are now open to public.
All these Apps, accessible over Android and iOS platforms, can now be downloaded via Google Play and App Store. The site has also provided an explore link, enabling visitors to get more details on the Apps.
The site will also allow the existing Jio services users to recharge their accounts and avail all services.
“Jio is not just a telecom network, it is an entire ecosystem that allows Indians to live the digital life to the fullest. This ecosystem consists of devices, broadband networks, powerful applications and services, distributed to every doorstep in India,” it website says.
Jio’s media offerings include comprehensive libraries and programming of recorded and live music, sports, live and catchup television, movies and events.
“We are all set to change the way people work, play, learn and live,” the website said, adding, “the key idea is to make internet accessible and affordable to consumers in all parts of the country. Jio will significantly up the quantity, quality and coverage of broadband Internet while lowering the cost to the user.”
On Wednesday, IDFC Telecom and Media Research team said they stress tested Reliance Jio’s network after availing the employee invite offer to subscribe to the RJio connection along with a LYF VoLTE handset. “We were impressed by RJio’s overall service offerings even as teething issues such as customer on-boarding, in-building coverage (in some areas) and lacklustre experience of certain applications on low-end handsets surfaced,” it said.
The team “extensively examined” RJio services over the last fortnight, covering 225km via road and rail network in and around Mumbai, it added.
At 1.01 pm, shares in RIL were trading lower by 0.49 per cent at Rs 948.60 on BSE, which was trading lower by 0.10 per cent.