As per an official statement, “ The eight global carriers are British Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, Millicom, MTS, Orange, Rogers, TeliaSonera and TIM.”
Rainer Deutschmann, Chief Product and Innovation Officer, Reliance Jio Infocom, said, “Jio is set to enable each Indian to live a digital life. To this end, we have built the globally largest green-field 4G and fiber network as well as a suite of digital services that enable entertainment, cloud, payment and much more. We invite the best partners to work with us to co-create a Digital India.”
The statement also said that through these companies, a potential customer base of around one billion in more than 80 countries can be reached.
“Jio has installed 90,000 eco-friendly cell towers that have a near-zero footprint, laid 250,000 route km of fiber optic cable country-wide, and its retail reach is spread over 1.02 lakh villages, 18,000 cities across all the 29 states of the country,” it said.
Christian von Reventlow, Chief Product and Innovation Officer, Deutsche Telekom, said, “Partnering becomes more and more important. We as operators can provide partners with the best networks and easy distribution to customers. And, the partners enable us to provide our customers with the best and most innovative products and services. This is a perfect win-win-situation for all.”
As per the statement, “The Alliance has established relationships with 30 innovative partner businesses, including AirBnB, Celltick, Disconnect, Idoomoo, Magisto, Mojio and Spotify.”
The statement also said that the alliance was an open network of like-minded operators worldwide with complementary geographical footprints.