Reliance Jio in talks with OEMs to launch IoT services

Jio’s pan-India IoT network—based on narrowband IoT technology—is already operational. It was launched in partnership with South Korean electronics and smartphones giant Samsung.

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Reliance Jio says it has developed a comprehensive IoT solution with device, diagnostics, connectivity, platform and support.
New Delhi: Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. is in advanced talks with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to launch its Internet of Things (IoT) services in the country, the telecom operator said.

Jio’s pan-India IoT network—based on narrowband IoT technology—is already operational. It was launched in partnership with South Korean electronics and smartphones giant Samsung.

The telco said in an analyst presentation that it had developed a comprehensive IoT solution with device, diagnostics, connectivity, platform and support.


Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries, had said previously that Jio was aiming to connect at least a billion IoT devices to its IoT platform, unlocking Rs 20,000 crore in annual revenue opportunity per year for the company.

Jio said it had successfully conducted pilots with various electricity discoms. It is integrating its IoT solution with top meter OEMs and has tied up systems integrators for the rollout, it said. It is also looking to tap the smart city space with its smart lighting solutions.
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