Reliance Communications partners with Lenovo to redefine CDMA smart phone device ecosystem in the country
- Helps create CDMA device ecosystem with the widest footprint of High Speed Data across the length and breadth of the country
- Offers superior customer experience on innovative smart phones in the country which automatically switch calls between GSM & CDMA network – The ‘Dual Core’ Network
- Reliance Lenovo co-branded range of smart-phones along with Reliance tablets to cover the complete range of customer communication portfolio
- The products will be available across 3500 stores operated by Reliance and Lenovo across the country
New Delhi, 31st January, 2013: Reliance Communications (RCOM), India’s fully integrated telecommunications service provider, today announced their exclusive partnership with Lenovo to redefine India’s CDMA device ecosystem by launching a range of innovative smart phones across the country. The complete range of smart-phones offering multiple screen sizes and processor speed will be attractively priced and works on CDMA and GSM network simultaneously. The phones use the Reliance ‘Dual Core’ network advantage that switches calls between the two networks automatically based on the strength and quality of RF signals. The Reliance Lenovo co-branded smart-phones will be exclusively available to Reliance CDMA and GSM customers on its superior network with the widest coverage area covering over 20,000 towns across the country, bringing the best customer experience to the most attractive smartphones.
Reliance Communications’ partnership with Lenovo is aimed towards leading the next wave of smartphones and tablets across the country with the widest footprint of the High Speed Data network of Reliance. The range of products and special customer plans will be available across 2500 Reliance stores and 1000 company stores of Lenovo.
As one of the world’s fastest growing smartphone brands, Lenovo has built a reputation for high-quality, innovative products that target specific consumer needs. Since Reliance Communications is the market leader in the data segment, this partnership with Lenovo will help to redefine the device ecosystem across the country. Reliance Communications offers the most advanced data plan under the “All Share” category where customers can pool their data into one account and use multiple devices across smartphones and tablets.
The Reliance Lenovo co-branded smart-phones will operate on the latest Android operating system with a dual core 1 GHz processor that supports all the latest applications and comes with a strong battery life. The co-branded smartphones will be available across the widest distribution and retail network in the country managed by Reliance and Lenovo distribution channel.
Announcing this partnership, Mr. Gurdeep Singh, President & CEO – Wireless Business, Reliance Communications Limited said, “We are happy to announce our partnership with Lenovo to offer the most innovative dual technology smart-phones in the country. In line with our endeavour to develop the CDMA device ecosystem, the co-branded smart-phones are set to offer a superlative customer experience in terms of device, speed and coverage on our high speed data network offering the widest footprint across the country. We are confident that the unmet demand of an innovative CDMA smart-phone with exciting features at an attractive price point bundled with our most innovative “All Share” plans will fulfil the demand of every customer on our superior network.”
“India’s smartphone market is booming and predicted to grow even faster in the coming years. We expect CDMA / GSM to drive market expansion both in terms of volume and in terms of technology and service innovation,” said Liu Jun, Senior Vice President Lenovo Group, President, Lenovo Business Group. “Indian smartphone customers demand cutting edge devices, a broad, reliable network and innovative products and services. Lenovo’s partnership with Reliance creates strong synergies that leverage the unique strengths of Reliance and Lenovo. Our partnership offers Indian consumers more and better choices.”
About Reliance Communications
Reliance Communications Limited founded by the late Shri Dhirubhai H Ambani (1932-2002) is the flagship company of the Reliance Group. The Reliance Group currently has a net worth in excess of Rs. 90,000 crore (US$ 17.7 billion), cash flows of Rs. 8,000 crore (US$ 1.6 billion), net profit of Rs. 3,200 crore (US$ 0.6 billion).
Reliance Communications is India's foremost and truly integrated telecommunications service provider. The Company, with a customer base of about 130 million including over 2.5 million individual overseas retail customers, ranks among the Top 6 Telecom companies in the world by number of customers in a single country. Reliance Communications corporate clientele includes over 35,000 Indian and multinational corporations including small and medium enterprises and over 800 global, regional and domestic carriers.
Reliance Communications has established a pan-India, next generation, integrated (wireless and wireline), convergent (voice, data and video) digital network that is capable of supporting best-of-class services spanning the entire communications value chain, covering over 24,000 towns and 600,000 villages. Reliance Communications owns and operates the world's largest next generation IP enabled connectivity infrastructure, comprising over 277,000 kilometers of fibre optic cable systems in India, USA, Europe, Middle East and the Asia Pacific region.
Reliance Communications Limited, Registered Office: H, Block, 1st Floor, Dhirubhai Ambani Knowledge City, Navi Mumbai – 400 710
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $US30 billion personal technology company – and the second largest PC company in the world, serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, see www.lenovo.com.