Jio and Samsung Win Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets award


Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd have won the ‘Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets’ from Global Mobile Awards 2017 at ongoing Mobile World Congress 2017 (MWC) in Barcelona. The two won the award for the ‘digital movement’ that both the companies are bringing to India.

The two organizations have focused on reaching the power of communication and information with free voice and world’s lowest data rates across towns and rural areas through the deployment of the world’s largest greenfield LTE network in India.

“By continuing to introduce consumer-centric options in our services and much easier access, we hope to bring down India’s digital divide and enable every Indian to benefit from digital life,”  said Jyotindra Thacker, President of Jio

In addition, Jio has also focused on enabling an easy access to digital life with customer-oriented applications and tariffs. Through its invitational offers, millions of Indians are able to embrace a digital lifestyle and helped Jio to rapidly expand its subscriber base to a record 100 million within 170 days of launch.

As the sole vendor for Jio’s LTE radio access network, Samsung worked with Jio from network planning, network expansion, interference analytics to optimization.

“Samsung, as Jio’s strategic partner for the realization of Digital India, is pleased to be able to support the process of India taking steps towards becoming a pioneer in the global telecommunications industry.” said Youngky Kim, President and Head of Network Business at Samsung Electronics.

He added that the achievement is an indicator of the transformation the two companies have brought to India and its people.

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