Reliance Jio Signs Contracts with Cisco for Network Expansion and AirWire for Connected Car Device

The telecom arm of Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), Reliance Jio confirmed Internet Protocol (IP) converged network deal with networking major, Cisco. This has been initiated to expand its already existing multi-terabit capacity.

Cisco’s technologies for Reliance Jio

In the past, Reliance Jio claimed to be the only company in the world offering end-to-end all-IP network digital services at such a large scale. Cisco already provides IP equipment for Reliance Jio’s data centers, packet network, and security solutions.

With the new deal, Cisco’s all-IP network will assist Jio in changing the delivery of citizen services in India from transportation, financial inclusion, and utilities to healthcare, education, entertainment, and agriculture.

Cisco’s technologies like Open Network Architecture and Cloud Scale Networking form the base of Jio’s all-IP digital platform. The technologies have features of IP/Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), spanning areas that include Security and Contact Center solutions, Data Center, and Wi-Fi.

Reliance Jio’s digital solutions

The President of Reliance Jio, Mathew Oommen announced with pride that Jio, with its affordable and inclusive broadband services, has enhanced the way people of India enjoy data in their everyday lives.

The all-IP network supports the ever-increasing data demands, thereby helping Jio in achieving its goal of providing broadband and end-to-end digital solutions for all in India.

Reliance Jio has set up the largest cloud data center in India with over 1.85 lakh miles of fiber. With Jio’s launch, India’s user data consumption has increased by 40 times per month, making it the highest across the globe. Reliance Jio has established its infrastructure and Content Delivery Network (CDN) beyond Indian boundaries into London, Singapore, New York, France, Los Angeles, Frankfurt, and Amsterdam. Jio’s direct interconnection with global carriers enables the company to offer low-latency and high-quality experience to consumers in India.

Reliance Jio’s partnership with AirWire

With the tremendous success in the telecom sector, Mukesh Ambani  led Reliance Jio is now planning to enter the automobile telematics sector. According to an official statement, the company has joined hands with US-based AirWire Technologies to manufacture AirWire Connected Car device.

This device, based on the Internet of Things (IoT) will be available for Indian customers along with Jio’s advanced 4G/Long-Term Evolution (LTE) network services. The device will cost around INR 2,000. It will offer apps and services like automobile telematics, Wi-Fi hotspot features, safety and security, and location-based apps.

The new device may be attached to car’s OBD-II port using a cable to enable Reliance Jio’s seamless 4G LTE network. It will then upload useful vehicle information for analysis over the cloud. The user may also enjoy all the important apps and services over his smart phone.

A Jio spokesperson said that the device will offer a unique driving experience to the users. Reliance Jio’s connected car initiative, Jio Car Connect, and AirWire device will revolutionize driving, maintaining, securing and owning a car.


Reliance Jio has signed an IP converged network deal with Cisco to further expand its network capacity. It has also partnered with AirWire Technologies to manufacture connected car devices.


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