RCom. Mega press conference with Facebook tomorrow for stake sale in subsidiary invitation to a Press Conference onTuesday - 10 February, 2015, from 12 noon onwards, at HotelTaj Vivanta, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai, to be jointly hosted by Reliance Communications and Facebook.---HOS
Dear all I have found some information as below:
"Trak.in %u2013 Indian Business of Technology, Mobile & Startups"
We received an invitation from Reliance Communication to attend an event tomorrow and it very boldly said
%u201COne Launch that will make a billion dreams take off!%u201D
The press conference which is held tomorrow (10 February 2015) from 12 noon onwards, at Hotel Taj Vivanta, Mumbai, is to be jointly hosted by Reliance Communications and Facebook. Also, the Senior Global Leadership Teams from RCOM and Facebook will be personally present at the event venue to share details of the announcement. Here is the invitation.
When we got the invitation to attend the event, we were quite sure it had something to do with Internet.org launch. However, it was confirmed when folks over at medianama.com %u201Cinternet.org%u201D website on their mobile. The message on internet.org said, You must be on %u201CReliance network to use internet.org. If you%u2019d like to access these websites for free, use SIM card from Reliance%u201D
We tried accessing internet.org on our idea network, however, we did not get any such message and currently the url is redirected to their normal website.
We tried getting in touch with Reliance to get confirmation, however, they were not forthcoming with any information.
Why RCOM Internet.org may be a Hit!
While Facebook and Reliance Communication are both going to derive huge benefit out of this, the users also stand to benefit a lot from this.
For RCom: In our view Reliance Communication will obviously garner hordes of new subscribers with this initiative. If they offer free internet access for Facebook and few other prominent websites, people will not mind switching from their existing providers to Reliance.
For Facebook: Internet.org is a Facebook initiative and for users accessing internet through this initiative, Facebook will become their gateway to internet. Facebook%u2019s next growth phase is going to come from countries like India, where there are still hundreds of millions of people yet to get taste of internet. For them, through this initiative, Facebook will be the defacto platform they will access!
For users: Obviously the users stand to benefit because they will get Facebook access along with some prominent other websites for free!
We will update this post with details from the event tomorrow!