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Reliance Jio Announces ‘Digital Udaan’ Initiative for New Internet Users

The initiative is expected to reach over 7,000 locations in the country

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

Reliance Jio on Wednesday announced a digital literacy initiative for the first-time Internet users in the country.

As part of the “Digital Udaan” initiative in collaboration with Facebook, Jio will engage with its users every Saturday to help them learn about JioPhone features, use of various apps and Internet safety including use of Facebook.

To begin with, the programme is being launched in nearly 200 different locations across 13 states.

“It is a programme for inclusive information, education and entertainment, where no Indian will be left out of this digital drive. Jio envisions to take this to every town and village of India, achieving 100 per cent digital literacy in the country,” said Akash Ambani, Director, Reliance Jio.

Jio currently have 300 million users and many of them are first-time Internet users.

Reliance Jio. Source: www.reliancejio.website

The “Digital Udaan” initiative will have audio-visual training in 10 regional languages.

Jio has worked with Facebook to ensure that modules developed for “Digital Udaan” are relevant for people that would provide train-the-trainer sessions and training videos and information brochures.

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“Facebook is an ally in this mission, and we are delighted to partner with Jio in attracting new Internet users and creating mechanisms for them to unleash the power of that access,” said Ajit Mohan, Vice President and Managing Director Facebook India.

The initiative is expected to reach over 7,000 locations in the country. (IANS)

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Reliance Jio Adds Most Subscribers in April; Airtel, VIL Lose: Report

The other major service providers, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea (VIL), further eroded their subscriber base in April

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

Continuing its growth trend, Reliance Jio added around 80.82 lakh subscribers in April, showed data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Monday. Jio’s subscriber base stood at around 31.48 crore at the end of April, it said.

State-run BSNL was the only other gainer with over 2.28 lakh new subscribers taking its total tally to around 11.59 crore.

The total number of wireless subscribers (GSM, CDMA and LTE) increased 0.04 per cent from 116.18 crore in March to 116.23 crore at the end of April.

Reliance Jio. Source: www.reliancejio.website

“The wireless subscription in urban areas increased from 650.49 million (65.04 crore) at the end of March 2019 to 652.35 million (65.23 crore) at the end of April 2019. However, in the rural area, it declined from 511.32 million (51.13 crore) to 509.95 million (50.99 crore) during the month. The monthly growth rates of urban and rural wireless subscription were 0.29 per cent and (-)0.27 per cent respectively,” the TRAI report said.

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The other major service providers, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea (VIL), further eroded their subscriber base in April.

Bharti Airtel lost 32.89 lakh subscribers pulling its subscriber base down to around 32.19 crore, while the Vodafone Idea, the largest company in terms of susbcriptions, lost 15.82 lakh connections taking its tally to around 39.32 crore subscribers. (IANS)