“Content is King” was a phrase popularized by Bill Gates former Chairman & Chief Software Architect of Microsoft Corp. However, changing tastes of a billion citizens has led to the rise of local content becoming more important than ever.
India trials its neighbor China in the Internet Revolution by at least 5 years. Taking a leaf out of Chinese saga we know that Weibo & WeChat are playing ever-growing roles in the social aspects of people’s lives and empowering users to create their own content, which is seeing a rise of KOLs – Key Opinion Leaders. While the threshold for being an internet celebrity is Continue reading RJio’s Big bet on Jio Broadcast for Live Streams AR/VR
Mukesh Ambani managed Reliance Jio Infocomm’s network roll-out is clearing the air that this will not be a small-scale, niche network but a geographically spread, large-scale rollout. Though media reports indicated RJio roll out to happen with 45,000 towers connected, our sources inside Reliance have indicated a definite 30,000 towers being connected by late 2014. Continue reading Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio Infocomm Bets Big on Internet of Things
According to the China Securities Journal, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology – MIIT was considering the imposition of a fee for WeChat, Tencent’s internet-based chat and messaging system. At present, subscribers pay nothing for Over the Top (OTT) services such as WeChat in themselves, although they do pay the Wireless operators for 3G / 4G data packages necessary to access the services.
Tencent has built a scale with Wechat but has failed to monetize the same meaningfully. Various business models such as advertising exist, but there have also been reports of discussions with both the telecoms operators regarding imposition of a usage fee. Until the last management calls with the Big 3 Telcos and Tencent, the management’s stand was not to charge for OTT Apps. Continue reading China Planning to Levy Charges on OTT Apps – WeChat; Should Telcos Follow Reliance Jio Infocomm ?