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Jio stands for affordability in a world where data is new oil: Mukesh

Reliance Jio has disrupted the Indian telecom industry with its free data offer till March

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Mukesh Ambani
Mukesh Ambani

Industries Ltd chairman and managing director on Wednesday said the company's newly launched telecom venture Jio stands for affordability and data is the new in the industry.

"Jio stands for affordability. Jio is conceived at a time when the world was in the phase of digitising. Data is the new oil," Ambani said.

He was speaking at an interactive session in India Leadership Forum 2017 here.

Jio has disrupted the Indian telecom industry with its free data offer till March.

Ambani said Aadhaar has enabled Jio to have millions of customers within few months.

Talking about digital payments, he said: "After the Aadhaar, you consider the digital payments system that is fast developing. Earlier, loans and financial resources were only available to a few people at high value. Now, I see that changing on the basis of technology. Now based on data, you can get a loan on your mobile phone."

"We are at the doorsteps of change in adapting technology to change the lives of people."

"In this new world in terms of digitisation it is important to be open. Whatever the world trends may be, we have to make sure we are always open, always connected. The goal of improving the lives of hundreds of millions of people is the opportunity that we have," he added.

Jio stands for affordability in a world where data is new oil: Mukesh

Reliance Jio has disrupted the Indian telecom industry with its free data offer till March

Reliance Jio has disrupted the Indian telecom industry with its free data offer till March

Industries Ltd chairman and managing director on Wednesday said the company's newly launched telecom venture Jio stands for affordability and data is the new in the industry.

"Jio stands for affordability. Jio is conceived at a time when the world was in the phase of digitising. Data is the new oil," Ambani said.

He was speaking at an interactive session in India Leadership Forum 2017 here.

Jio has disrupted the Indian telecom industry with its free data offer till March.

Ambani said Aadhaar has enabled Jio to have millions of customers within few months.

Talking about digital payments, he said: "After the Aadhaar, you consider the digital payments system that is fast developing. Earlier, loans and financial resources were only available to a few people at high value. Now, I see that changing on the basis of technology. Now based on data, you can get a loan on your mobile phone."

"We are at the doorsteps of change in adapting technology to change the lives of people."

"In this new world in terms of digitisation it is important to be open. Whatever the world trends may be, we have to make sure we are always open, always connected. The goal of improving the lives of hundreds of millions of people is the opportunity that we have," he added.

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Jio stands for affordability in a world where data is new oil: Mukesh

Reliance Jio has disrupted the Indian telecom industry with its free data offer till March

Industries Ltd chairman and managing director on Wednesday said the company's newly launched telecom venture Jio stands for affordability and data is the new in the industry.

"Jio stands for affordability. Jio is conceived at a time when the world was in the phase of digitising. Data is the new oil," Ambani said.

He was speaking at an interactive session in India Leadership Forum 2017 here.

Jio has disrupted the Indian telecom industry with its free data offer till March.

Ambani said Aadhaar has enabled Jio to have millions of customers within few months.

Talking about digital payments, he said: "After the Aadhaar, you consider the digital payments system that is fast developing. Earlier, loans and financial resources were only available to a few people at high value. Now, I see that changing on the basis of technology. Now based on data, you can get a loan on your mobile phone."

"We are at the doorsteps of change in adapting technology to change the lives of people."

"In this new world in terms of digitisation it is important to be open. Whatever the world trends may be, we have to make sure we are always open, always connected. The goal of improving the lives of hundreds of millions of people is the opportunity that we have," he added.

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