Will E-Commerce Kill The Malls? Not According To JM Financial

One of the hottest topics of debate in investment circles in recent years has been around the disruption caused by e-commerce to brick-and-mortar entities. Many experts have warned that the rising popularity of e-commerce giants like Amazon would inflict a heavy toll on brick-and-mortal retailers, leading to downgrades of organized retailers and mall operators — […]

Analyst calls Reliance Jio’s GigaFiber targets unrealistic

Market tracker CyberMedia Research has called Reliance Jio’s 4G and GigaFiber broadband subscriber targets unrealistic, and said it did not see the company meeting the year-end target of 300 mln for its 4G service or the 50 mln target for its fiber broadband service. “We at CMR feel Jio might slow down around 260-275 million […]

Reliance Jio’s 49 plan revives interest in Jiophone – Credit Suisse

Financial services firm Credit Suisse said sales of Jiophone, which had begun to lose steam after an initial surge, are now back on track due to the affordable Rs 49 plan launched by Reliance Jio. Jiophone, priced at Rs 1,500, is estimated to be selling at the rate of about 6 mln pieces per month, […]

NO INVITE NEEDED: Reliance Jio offers free SIM with LYF phones ahead of launch – Credit Suisse

International broking and financial services firm Credit Suisse said Reliance Jio’s unlimited 4G preview offer is now available without any invites. Under the pre-launch offer, the company gives unlimited calls, data, app subscription and SMS for a period of 90 days for anyone buying a LYF branded handset. “… our checks showed that in at […]

Reliance Jio preparing for limited launch – Credit Suisse

International financial services group Credit Suisse said Reliance Jio, the telecom arm of Reliance Industries, are preparing for a soft launch of its 4G services, three months after it was opened up to employees and their friends. “Our visits to Reliance Digital stores in Mumbai revealed that the stores are preparing for a possible soft […]