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Jio's ascendance puts Ambani brothers' relationship to the test - Financial Times

Five months after his father's death in 2002, Mukesh Ambani took to a Mumbai stage to launch a bold foray by his family's oil-to-textiles group Reliance Industries into India's nascent mobile market. Amid the fanfare, commentators were struck by the ...and more »

Reliance JioPhone: Idea Cellular working on its own phone, will cost Rs 2500 - The Indian Express

Idea Cellular has flagged net neutrality concerns about Reliance Jio's proposed 4G phones, saying it will only allow the apps of the operator's choice. Idea has also said it is working with handset makers to launch a phone that will be slightly ...and more »

Reliance Jio's latest gambit will cause another round of disruption - Business Standard (press release) (blog)

Reliance Jio's latest gambit will cause another round of disruption in the telecom industry. To recap, Jio will offer free 4G feature phones with locked SIMs. It will take a deposit of Rs 1,500 per phone, to be refunded after three years. The tariff ...and more »

JioPhone Ripple Effect: More companies plan 4G feature phone by 2017 - Zee News

New Delhi: More mobile phone companies are gearing up to launch affordable 4G feature phone by the year-end, anticipating a pick-up in demand following Jio's foray into the space, a top official of 4G chipset firm Spreadtrum said. "We are in talks with ...and more »

Mukesh Ambani is Asia's second richest person with net worth of $35.2B -

Reliance Industries Ltd chairman Mukesh Ambani is now the second-wealthiest person in Asia after adding $12.5 billion (around Rs 80,000 crore) to his wealth this year. Mukesh Ambani, the long-time chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), has ...and more »

A smartphone war is heating up in the world's largest untapped market - Washington Post

NEW DELHI — In a move to corner India's vast, untapped smartphone market and elbow out foreign competitors, Mukesh Ambani, the country's richest man and the multibillionaire owner of Reliance Industries, recently announced that he will start handing ...and more »

TRAI sources: Free Basics was a problem, Zero Rating was a problem, Jio Phone is not a problem - Business Insider India

Much like the launch of Reliance Jio's telecom and internet services, Jio's newly announced 'smartish' feature phone too is finding its way to the middle of a controversy. This time around the debate is whether the Jio phone violates the principles of ...and more »

Mukesh Ambani becomes Asia's second richest man: Report - Connected to India (press release) (blog)

The success of Reliance Jio's thunderous entry into the Indian telecom market has not only surprised experts but has also catapulted Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani to second spot on Asia's rich list. Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of ...and more »

Idea working on an affordable 4G LTE feature phone at Rs 2500 - TechRadar

Idea Cellular, owned by the Aditya Birla group, today announced that it is working to launch an affordable 4G LTE feature phone, starting at a price of Rs. 2500. The company announced this during an interaction with market analysts. Reliance Jio ...and more »

Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani is now the second richest man in Asia -

Reliance Industries Ltd Chairman Mukesh Ambani has become Asia's second-richest man, reported Bloomberg on Tuesday. Ambani surpassed Hong Kong business magnate Li Ka-Shing, as investors rallied behind Ambani after he launched the JioPhone on July 21 ...and more »