Reliance Jio and Microsoft announced a partnership on Monday to what they called accelerate the digital transformation in India. Under the deal, Microsoft will bring in the Azure Cloud on Jio Network targetting the enterprise and business users seeking a technological shift.
"Together, we will offer a comprehensive technology solution," Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told the RIL AGM in a live address.
Announcing the tieup, RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani also announced free connectivity for budding startups. He said Reliance Jio is ready to take away the cost of connectivity and cloud infrastructure completely for budding startups.
Ambani said Jio will offer comnectivity and applications to MSMEs starting at Rs 1,500 per month. He said Jio will also invest in select stratups. "We are at the end of the beginning of the Jio story," Ambanis said.