Some industry watchers equate Reliance's digital plans - which extend from online shopping and cloud computing to telecom and digital payments - to China's Alibaba and Tencent, companies Reliance itself calls 'global peers'.
Viram Shah of Vested Finance also said Jio has played a pivotal role in the acceleration of data adoption in the country.
RIL's big 5G announcement comes at a time when the developed world has begun to shun Huawei Technologies
Internet giant to pick up 7.7 percent stake in Jio Platforms for $4.5 billion.
Qualcomm becomes third technology investor in Jio Platforms, the Reliance Industries digital unit that runs the telecom enterprise Jio Infocomm as well as several apps, after Facebook and Intel.
The deal with Intel — the 12th such investment in 11 weeks —takes the total stake that Reliance sold in Jio Platforms to 25.09 percent.
Intel is now a strategic investor in Jio Platforms.
Intel becomes second strategic investor in Jio Platforms after Facebook. Reliance Industries digital unit has now raised a total Rs 117,588.45 crore from some of the world’s leading tech investors in exchange for a cumulative 25.09 percent stake.
JioMeet will provide users a reliable video conferencing alternative for personal and professional use
Facebook will acquire the stake in Jio Platforms via Jaadhu Holdings LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary it had created earlier this year.
Further, with cellular investments behind, Jio is focusing on broadband roll-out and targeting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) where it could offer bundled pack with Microsoft.
RIL, the oil-to-retail-to-telecom conglomerate, has now shed 24.7 percent stake in Jio Platforms and raised Rs 115,693.95 crore from some of the world’s top technology investors.
One of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds, PIF will invest Rs 11,367 crore for a 2.32 percent stake in Jio Platforms.
The Mukesh Ambani-owned venture has raised over Rs 1 lakh crore since late April from a host of leading technology investors including Facebook, Silver Lake, Vista Equity Partners, General Atlantic, KKR, Mubadala, ADIA and TPG.
L Catterton's investment comes in a span of a little less than two hours after private equity investor TPG invested Rs 4,546.80 crore for a 0.93 percent stake.
L Catterton, the world’s largest consumer-focused private equity firm, will invest Rs 1,894.50 crore for a 0.39 percent stake
TPG will invest Rs 4,546.80 crore for a 0.93 percent stake in Jio Platforms.
The latest deal with TPG has pushed Jio Platforms investment mop-up to over Rs 1 lakh crore.
TPG, an investor in companies such as Airbnb, Uber and Spotify, will invest Rs 4,546.80 crore for a 0.93 percent stake in Jio Platforms. Reliance digital unit has now raised a combined Rs 102,432.15 crore from leading technology investors.
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ADIA invests Rs 5,683.5 crore in Jio. Reliance Industries has now sold 21.06 percent stake in its digital assets unit through 8 fundraising deals in 7 weeks and collected a total investment of Rs 97,885.65 crore, or $12.96 billion
In all, Jio has secured seven big investments in six weeks – Facebook, General Atlantic, Silver Lake, Vista Equity Partners, KKR and Mubadala.
With the latest round, Jio Platforms has raised a total of Rs 92,202.15 crore from global technology and growth investors.