MWC 2017: Reliance Jio, Samsung partner to push 5G in India

Reliance Jio and Samsung are holding a joint press conference at the Mobile World Conference 2017 (MWC 2017) in Barcelona. The joint press conference aims to "foster engagement and participation among industry leaders, governments, and communities, by discussing Jio's successful 4G LTE business and how it has transformed the everyday lives of 1.3 billion Indians."

14:48 PM: The event is over. Thanks for staying tuned to the blog.

14:44 PM: Samsung has introduced several networking technologies exclusively made for India.

14:38 PM: According to note by brokerage firm CLSA, Jio plans to roll out two new monthly tariff plans at Rs 149 and Rs 499 which offer 2GB and 60 GB data along with free voice, respectively.

Read more: Jio Prime membership opens tomorrow: New tariff plans revealed

14:35 PM: There is a huge market for 5G in India: Samsung-Reliance Jio

14:34 PM: "As Jio’s end-to-end (E2E) LTE solutions partner, it is a great pleasure for Samsung to contribute to Jio’s tremendous success. The massive deployment of over a million cells across India is especially remarkable. We will strive to create new paradigms for LTE-Advanced Pro and 5G by closely cooperating with Jio as a unified workforce," said Youngky Kim, President and Head of Networks Business at Samsung Electronics.

14:29 PM: Jyotindra Thacker, President of Reliance Jio Infocomm told News18 from the sidelines of the conference: “We successfully achieved 100 million subscribers in 170 days, making us the fastest-growing company in the world, and the numbers continue to rapidly grow."

14:20 PM: Samsung announces “I&G (Infill & Growth) Project” for Reliance Jio in India.

14:07 PM: Samsung has partenered with Reliance Jio to provide Jio apps on their smartphones.

14:04 PM: The Korean mobile giant and Jio will continue to work together to increase their network footprint in India. 

14:01 PM: Reliance Jio is partnering with Samsung to bring 5G services in India.

Disclosure: Reliance Industries, which owns Reliance Jio, also owns Network18, which publishes

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