Reliance Communications Current Affairs - 2019

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Reliance Jio signs pact with Chinese telecom giant Huawei for 4G devices

Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJio), a telecom arm of Reliance Industries (RIL) has signed a pact with Chinese telecom equipment manufacturer firm Huawei for sourcing various 4th Generation (4G) devices.

As per agreement, Huawei will supply RJio with 4G devices which include smartphones, tablets and mifi dongles. Apart from Huawei two other Chinese telecom firms are eager to supply 4G devices to RJio.

This agreement will play important role in RJio ambitious plans to launch 4G service by 2015 in around 5,000 towns and cities in India. It seeks to cover over 90 per cent of urban India and over 2.15 lakh villages.

It should be noted that it is mandatory for RJio and other Indian telecom companies to roll out the 4G services who had won broadband wireless access (BWA) spectrum in 2010 by August 31, 2015 as per the licensing agreement.

These services must be rolled out in at least 90 per cent of the service areas, failing which the Department of Telecom (DoT) have the right to withdraw the radiowaves. In this regard, DoT also had announced the procedure to test network roll out of companies that have procured BWA spectrum.

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All about WPP: the BrandZ Top 50 Indian companies report

WPP is the world leader in marketing communications and is known for its reports on various statistics. It leads a group of companies which deal in various peripheral of marketing communications and intelligence like Advertising; Media Investment Management; Data Investment Management (formerly known as Consumer Insight); Public Relations & Public Affairs; Branding & Identity; Healthcare Communications; Direct, Digital, Promotion & Relationship Marketing; Specialist Communications etc. They have around 3000 offices in about 110 countries across the globe.

The Indian Report

WPP BrandZ Top 50 Indian companies 2014 report has been released. The report which is formed after extensive surveys where consumers are interviewed and asked their preferences individually. The study is normally conducted for established business houses and brand names who have made significant difference to society and people. It covers and analyzes data about the strengths, weak points, competition, brand equity and market presence. This report about Indian market is the first of its series and has sent ripples in the market. Being a reputed brand everybody who is linked to business environments in India will find it highly relevant and immensely loaded with information that will help them grow on Indian soils. In addition to the current analysis, the report also provides valuable information and suggestions to those involved to steer their business through Indian markets effectively. It also provides a comparison brand valuation rankings in different countries like China, India, Latin America, etc. The whole survey being commissioned by WPP was actually carried by a research agency Millward Brown- specialists in brand equity and valuation research.

Top 10 companies

In the first version of WPP BrandZ report HDFC has taken a clear lead and has topped the charts with a value of $9.4 billion and a network in 2100 cities and towns across the country. The other names which follow the trail are Airtel, State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, Bajaj Auto, Asian Paints, Hero Moto Corp, Idea, Kotak Mahindra Bank and Reliance Communications. In the top 50, 17 are multinational and 26 are private Indian brands. Thus, it is clear that top ranks went to service firms such as banking, telecom and insurance. The report also stresses on Indianization of businesses for better hold of the market. The megabrands which took the lead as they have the capacity to reach even the remotest corners of our country. Public sector firms failed to make their mark. The Indian customer who has embraced the new-age products has still not broken ties with some brands which form share of their heart. The report is very informative and an eye-opener for many.

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