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Episode 193: Reliance Jio in India with Navkendar Singh

Navkendar Singh from IDC India joined us on a discussion about the up and rising telco, Reliance Jio in India. We discussed the mission, vision, business structure of the company and its relation to the Reliance Group conglomerate in India, and how they have managed to grow their network within a short span of time with only a 4G network against their players in the market. Last but not least, Navkendar shared where the telco will be heading in the next 12 months.

Here are the interesting show notes and links to the discussion (with time-stamps included):

  • Navkender Singh, Technology Analyst for IDC India (@navkendar_IDC, LinkedIn) [0:38]
    • Since our last conversation, what have you been up to? [1:10]
      • The upcoming legislative change on goods & services tax (GST) in India happening on 1st July 2017.
      • Update on smartphone coverage in India.
  • Reliance Jio (Wikipedia) [3:40]
    • Can you describe the mission and vision of Reliance Jio? [3:57]
    • What is the history behind Reliance Jio with respect to the Reliance Industries conglomerate? [5:07]
    • What does Reliance Jio operate as a LTE mobile network operator? [6:21]
    • Is 4G currently open to other telco operators in India?  [7:31]
    • Who are in the executive management team in Reliance? Who are the key executives to know?  [8:08]
    • What are the core products and services in Reliance Jio? [9:11]
    • How does the devices business work within Reliance Jio? [11:58]
    • What are the important mobile devices that Reliance Jio promote for their network? [13:13]
    • If I am an Asian mobile phone OEM, how do I approach Reliance Jio? [14:42]
    • Will Apple be able to negotiate with Reliance Jio if it’s interested to engage Reliance Jio? [15:58]
    • How does Reliance Jio compare to the other telcos within India? [16:31]
    • How does Reliance Jio move away from being a dumb pipe? [19:31]
    • Where do you see Reliance Jio in the next 12 months? [20:03]

Podcast Information:

The show is hosted by Bernard Leong (@bleongcw) and are sponsored by Ideal Workspace (Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn) with their new Altizen Desk on Indiegogo (Twitter, Facebook, Medium). Also check out Ideal Workspace’s new standing desk, Altizen and sign up for their mailing list. Sound credits for the intro music: Taro Iwashiro, “The Beginning” from Red Cliff Soundtrack.

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