Jio and Microsoft have entered into a long-term partnership. As part of this collaboration, Jio will integrate Microsoft's Azure Cloud platform with its network. The announcement was made at Reliance's 42nd Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella also explained its partnership with Jio at Reliance AGM in his pre-recorded video clip. Here's the full statement from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella:
"It is such an incredible time to embark upon this partnership together. Today, digital technology is transforming every place, every industry, everything. This rapid change is being driven by massive technology shifts across the intelligent cloud ad the intelligent edge. Computing is becoming ubiquitous and distributed. AI is being infused in every experience. And the interaction model itself, with computers is increasingly human first, rather than device-first. These advances are shaping the next phase of innovation, creating news opportunities for people and organizations everywhere, especially in India. At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Core to this mission is deep partnerships, like the one we are announcing today with Jio. Our ambition is to help millions of organizations across India thrive and grow in this era of rapid technological change. Our long-term partnership combines the power of Azure, Azure AI and Office 365 with Jio's connectivity and digital solutions, which are amongst the most used and fast-growing in the world. Together, we will offer a comprehensive technology solution, from compute to storage, to connectivity and productivity for small and medium sized businesses everywhere in the country. Jio and Microsoft will partner to launch new cloud datacenters in India, ensuring more of Jio's customers can access the tools and platforms they need to build their own digital capability. Jio and Microsoft will jointly offer Office 365, so more organizations can empower their employees with a modern workplace. And Jio and Microsoft will bring Azure Cognitive Services to more devices, creating new breakthrough intelligent experiences, with the support of major Indian languages. At Microsoft, we don't celebrate technology for technology's sake, we celebrate what others can do with technology. And our ambition is to make all these solutions broadly accessible and affordable so that they can reach as many people and organizations in India as possible. I'm excited to see how customers will be able to achieve more because of this partnership and I'm excited about our collective opportunity ahead."