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Jio to Get Competition, Datawind will Offer Data at Rs.17 per Month


In the market, Reliance Jio has waged war in the field of data. All the telecom companies are offering fantastic deals to compete. Starting From April 1st, Reliance Jio will charge users for their services. But among all these, there is big news for customers. Very soon a company is going to give data at a rate of about 17 rupees per month to its users.

Canadian based company Datawind, the mobile handset maker is planning to offer internet data plan for 200 rupees a year. For this, the company plans to invest Rs 100 crore in Indian telecom service market. The company will spend this amount first six months after getting the license. Datawind, well known for cheap smartphones and tablets, has applied for a permit to become a network service provider in India. After getting this license, the company will be able to offer data services and telnet work services. However, this company can provide its service only by partnering with any existing telecom company in India.

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We are hoping that we should get license in a month or so. Datawind will invest Rs 100 in the first six month to launch the business with focus on data services” said Datawind president and CEO Suneet Singh Tuli.
Tuli said the company plans to offer data plans that will not cost Rs 20 per month or lesser. Jio’s Rs 300 plan is affordable for those who have been spending Rs 1,000-1,500 per month. This would be only top 300 million people. Rest of the people spends around Rs 90 a month and for them it’s not that cheap. One year of data service should not be more than Rs 200,” Tuli said.

Tuli also said the company is looking for the feasibility to provide 3G or 4G speed. While talking about the their tablet business he said Datawind currently have their tablets manufacturing units in Hyderabad and in Amritsar. The demand for tablets is not bad and is producing 11,000 tablets on a daily basis.

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