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    Jio promises internet connectivity to SMBs at 1/10th the cost

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    Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani said that they had tied up with Microsoft to bring in the Azure Cloud on Jio Network to make connectivity more accessible for the SME sector.

    "I am certain that the 2-5 million MSME sector will propel towards prosperity and march towards creating a new digital India," he said.
    Calling MSMEs the bedrock of the Indian economy, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani said that to run their businesses on a bundle of connectivity, productivity, automation tools costs MSMEs Rs 15,000-20,000 a month currently.

    "For a similar service, customers abroad pay $1000 a month. Today, we are taking the bold step of giving these applications along with our connectivity to SMBs at 1/10th the cost i.e. starting at only Rs 1500 a month," he said.

    Jio has also tied up Microsoft to bring in the Azure Cloud on Jio Network, targeting the enterprise and business users seeking a technological shift. Ambani said all SMBs will have access to unlimited enterprise grade voice and data services, video conferencing, security solutions, marketing and sales solutions and all Microsoft productivity tools that will help them run their businesses at par with the large enterprises.

    "The medium and large enterprises spend even higher - between Rs 3 - 5 lakh per month - for which we have custom designed plans with similar value benefit. With this step, I am certain that the 2-5 million MSME sector will propel towards prosperity and march towards creating a new digital India," he added.

    6 Comments on this Story

    N S335 days ago
    We cannot compare a Developed and Developing country internet rate. In US, a google company is providing free internet service to selected state).
    In india government can provide Free Internet, coz The BSNL & telecom industry has earned huge money from public.
    Anil Kumar350 days ago
    standard of living of common people will improve drastically & raise to the next level.
    amalesh bhattacharya355 days ago
    Trump is taking money from big corporations and helping middle class,whereas RIL is taking public money from cities for its gain, the govt should come out with white paper on loss of tax to govt for free services
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