At its 44th annual general meeting (AGM), Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Industries made all the major announcements across its businesses.
During the keynote, Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance industries, talked about several partnerships the company has made with the biggest tech giants of the world — Facebook, Microsoft and Google. Here’s a brief at what the Mukesh Ambani-led conglomerate is working on with these tech giants:
Partnership with Facebook
Reliance Jio has launched an initial set of integrations between WhatsApp and JioMart on a trial basis. “Our joint teams are actively developing the full New Commerce solution linking merchants and consumers, and we plan to progressively launch these over the next few quarters,” said Mukesh Ambani.
Partnership with Microsoft
Jio has operationalised an initial 10 MW capacity of JIO-Azure Cloud Data centres in two cities, Jamnagar and Nagpur. “We are currently onboarding the initial group of pilot customers and we plan to expand our data centre capacity and our offerings to a growing number of SMEs and start-ups over the coming quarters,” he added.
Partnership with Google
The telecom company has partnered with Google to announce the next-generation JioPhone — called JioPhone Next. The handset will come with all the Google apps. JioPhone Next will be powered by an optimised version of the Android Operating System, that has been jointly developed by the two companies for Indian markets, said Ambani. “Our teams have optimized a version of our Android OS especially for this device,” said Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai.
“We are indeed privileged to have partners like Facebook, Google and Microsoft, in whose company, our efforts to create a Digital Society in India seems that much easier,” he added.