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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 »

JioPhone Ripple Effect: More cos plan 4G feature phone - Hindu Business Line

New Delhi, August 1. More mobilephone companies are gearing up to launch affordable 4G feature phones by the year-end, anticipating a pick-up in demand following Jio's foray into the space, said a top official of 4G chipset firm Spreadtrum. “We are in ...and more »

Jio Phone: Idea Working on 4G Phone, Aiming for Rs. 2500 Price Tag - NDTV

The Jio Phone launch has put any company that competes with Reliance Jio on the edge, whether it is a telecom operator or a mobile phone maker. Now, Idea Cellular has emerged as the first telecom operator head on as it has announced plans to launch a ...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 »

Jio Phone: 'Free 4G Phone' Is on Its Way to India - With a Catch - NDTV

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 out ...and more »

Ambani Is Second-Richest Asian as Debt Fuels Reliance Growth - BloombergQuint

(Bloomberg) -- Mukesh Ambani has elbowed past Li Ka-shing to become Asia's second-richest man as investors rallied behind his efforts to arm India's poor with cheap data-loaded phones. Some analysts are beginning to focus on the costs of his ambition.and more »

How to Buy a JioPhone: Step-by-Step Registration Process - Pricebaba Daily (blog)

At the Annual General Meeting, Reliance Jio launched the JioPhone, a feature phone set to disrupt the 2G dominated 'dumb phone' market at a never-seen before price tag – Rs. 0. The JioPhone appears like a normal feature phone topped with an ...and more »

The Reliance Jio Effect: Telecom Industry Revenue May Bottom Out In FY18 - BloombergQuint

The ongoing Hunger Games-like competition in the Indian telecom sector may lead to a bottoming out of revenue and margins over the next one year, according to an S&P Global Research report. Industry revenue is expected to fall by 5-10 percent in ...and more »

Mukesh Ambani passes Li Ka-shing as Asia's second richest man - Nikkei Asian Review

MUMBAI -- Mukesh Ambani, the chairman and main shareholder of Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries, has overtaken Hong Kong's Li Ka-shing as Asia's second richest man in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, riding investor confidence in Reliance Jio ...and more »

Telecom price war started by Jio is in final stages, will end soon: S&P - Economic Times

KOLKATA: India's big phone companies may be burning cash amid brutal competition for market share, but the fight for subscribers by offering rock-bottom prices triggered by the entry of Reliance Jio Infocomm “is in its final stages”, S&P Global Ratings ...and more »