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JioPhone To Provide Information Services During Kumbh Mela

 Visitors would get schedules of the events, information and updates on ticket bookings, and features such as "family locator", "lost and found" services and "Kumbh devotional content", among others

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Jio services now include attractive lifestyle products as well. (Wikimedia Commons)

Reliance Jio on Monday said that its JioPhone will provide information services about the upcoming Kumbh Mela such as event schedules at the mega religious congregation.

According to Reliance Jio, under the services, JioPhone users would get information of the whole event, travel information of special trains and buses, and route maps, among others.

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Reliance Jio. (Wikimedia Commons)

“The Kumbh JioPhone along with the power of Jio 4G data will ensure that the Kumbh pilgrims can make the most of their pilgrimage,” the company said in a statement on Monday.

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 Visitors would get schedules of the events, information and updates on ticket bookings, and features such as “family locator”, “lost and found” services and “Kumbh devotional content”, among others. (IANS)

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Jio, Microsoft to Partner for Cloud Solutions

“The combination of Jio’s leading connectivity and digital solutions with Azure, Azure AI and Office 365 will bring powerful tools and platforms for compute, storage, productivity and more to millions of businesses in the country,” said Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft

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Reliance Jio office. Source: www.reliancejio.website

Reliance Industries (RIL) on Monday announced partnership of its subsidiary Reliance Jio Infocomm with Microsoft in the technology space, including creation on cloud solutions.

As per the partnership, Jio will leverage the Microsoft Azure cloud platform to develop innovative cloud solutions focused on the needs of Indian businesses.

Jio will also set up data centers in locations across India, consisting of next-generation compute, storage and networking capabilities, and Microsoft will deploy its Azure platform in these datacenters to support Jio’s offerings.

“The initial two data centers, which can house IT equipment consuming up to 7.5 MW of power, are being set up in the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra. These are targeted to be fully operational in calendar year 2020,” a statement said.

Further, Jio will provide its internal workforce with cloud-based productivity and collaboration tools available with Microsoft 365 and will migrate its non-network applications to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.

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FILE – A sign for Microsoft is seen on a building in Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 18, 2017. VOA

“Jio’s connectivity infrastructure that aims to connect everyone, everything, everywhere will promote the adoption of the Microsoft Azure cloud platform within its growing ecosystem of startups, as part of Jio’s cloud-first strategy,” it said.

Due to the solutions developed by Jio through the Microsoft Azure platform, Indian startups will have access to efficient and affordable cloud infrastructure and platform services, enabling them to develop innovative products and services faster and more cost-effectively. Small and medium businesses in India also will have access to a range of cloud-based productivity, collaboration and business applications including Office 365, enabling them to compete more effectively in the Indian marketplace, the company said.

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It further said that Jio will execute on its vision of integrated speech and computer vision solutions for Indian customers by working together with Microsoft to develop solutions that support major Indian languages and dialects, which will promote the adoption of technology across all cross-sections of Indian society.

Speaking to the shareholders at RIL’s 42nd Annual General Meeting, Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries (RIL) said: “By working together to develop innovative and affordable cloud-enabled digital solutions built around Jio’s world-class digital infrastructure and Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform, we will accelerate the digitization of the Indian economy and make Indian businesses globally competitive”.

“The combination of Jio’s leading connectivity and digital solutions with Azure, Azure AI and Office 365 will bring powerful tools and platforms for compute, storage, productivity and more to millions of businesses in the country,” said Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. (IANS)