Mumbai: Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Thursday announced ‘JioPhone Next’, a 4G smartphone co-developed by Jio and Google.
“JioPhone Next is one of the most affordable smartphones globally which has cutting-edge technology,” he said while addressing the company’s 44th annual general meeting held virtually.
Despite Covid, Jio sustained the track record of its robust performance and became the first operator outside China to cross 400 million subscribers in a single country,” said Ambani.
He said Jio handles 6 billion GB of monthly traffic at a time and is the second-largest mobile data carrier in the world.
Ambani said, “During the recently held spectrum auction, we have invested Rs 57,123 crore to acquire significant additional spectrum, making Jio the largest operator of 4G spectrum in India. 100% powered.”
Speaking about the new smartphone, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai said that it is built for India and will open up new possibilities for millions of new users who will be experiencing the internet for the first time.
He announced a new 5G partnership between Google Cloud and Jio that seeks to help more than one billion Indians connect to the Internet faster, support businesses in digital transformation, and lay the foundation for India’s next phase of digitization.
“We are proud to play a part in India’s next wave of technological innovation. Helping to connect 1.3 billion Indians to the opportunities the internet creates is meaningful to us at Google — and certainly to me personally,” said Pichai