Reliance Communications
Milestones
 
2011
 

January 18
Reliance Communications draws down ECB of US$ 255 Million (Rs 1155 Cr) for 3G Spectrum Refinancing.

February 14
RCOM Announces Q3 Financial Results

February 17
Reliance Communications signs pact with Radio Netherlands Worldwide

2010
 

January 14
Reliance Big TV and Indiagames sign strategic agreement

January 21
RCOM offers Cartoon Network Comics on Mobiles

February 11
RCOM partners with SNDT Women's University

March 15
Reliance Communications achieves a landmark of 100 million customers

March 17
Reliance Communications and Polycom forge partnership to jointly drive market opportunities in India

March 27
Reliance Communications commemorates 100 million customer landmark with Free Celebratory Airtime on March 28

April 27
Reliance Communications signs strategic alliance with GetJar to create India’s largest and free applications store.

May 5
BIG TV launches India’s first HD DVR Service

May 6
Reliance Communications breaks away from tariff metering tradition of Indian telecom industry.

May 15
Reliance Communications announces Q4 financial results for the financial year ended March 31, 2010.

May 27
Reliance Webstore commences market roll-out of India’s cheapest touchscreen CDMA phone

May 31
RCOM makes Rs 8585 crore payment towards 3G spectrum to DoT for 13 circles

June 16
RCOM announces unlimited internet access on mobile

June 21
RCOM launches India’s first “Live Chat” Customer Service Initiative.

August 4
RCOM & Universal Music sign exclusive strategic partnership in its preparation for 3G launch

August 13
RCOM Announces Q1 Financial Results

August 16
Reliance Mobile introduces Braille Bill Service for visually impaired

August 20
RCOM & Nokia join hands for a first-of-its-kind multi-faceted business partnership

November 13
RCOM Announces Financial Results For The Quarter Ended September 30, 2010

December 3
Reliance Communications to Unveil New 3G Mobile Data Services Portal On Motricity Platform

December 13
RCOM Announces The Launch of 3 G Services

2009
 

January 1
RCOM launches pan India roll out of GSM

January 2
Reliance Mobile and Microsoft to launch fourth edition of National Digital Elocution Contest(NDEC) in India

January 8
RCOM ties up with Swanbaytech , UK to bring ad-funded videos on Reliance Mobile Phones

February 1
Reliance Mobile launches GSM service in Delhi

February 13
RCOM announces a record of five million news subscribers in January 2009

February 26
ICRA assigns LAAA rating to RCOM’s NCD Program and enhanced Bank Lines; existing rating reaffirmed.
RCOM ties up with FLYTXT, implements new mobile marketing platform

March 12
Reliance Communications launches Netconnect Broadband Plus- India’s fastest wireless internet service

March 13
Reliance Communications announces adding a record of 3.3 million wireless customers in February 2009

April 15
Reliance Communications clocks 11.3 million subscribers in January- March 2009

May 11
Reliance Mobile to go LIVE with all ICC World Cup T 20 matches on R World VAS Deck

May 26
RCOM shareholders approve scheme of arrangement of demerge of fiber optic division

May 30
Reliance BIG TV expands channel bouquet with ten new channels

June 8
Reliance BIG TV can get live in-stadia experience on interactive cricket

June 9
RCOM Infrastructure & KRIBHCO forge rural marketing joint venture

June 10
Reliance Mobile offers BlackBerry service for Rs. 299 per month

June 16
Reliance Mobile in alliance with Aaj Tak to offer video news alerts.

July 01
Alcatel Lucent, Reliance Communications Managed Network Services Joint Venture completes One year

July 02
Reliance BIG TV launches iStock India’s first portfolio tracking service on a DTH platform

July 22
Etisalat DB Telecom & Reliance Communications Announce A Long-Term Strategic Telecom Infrastructure Sharing Agreement

July 27
Reliance Mobile in pact with US-based Gameloft for Paris Hilton’s exclusive game

August 11
Good Response to Five PG Certificate Programs Offered By Reliance World & XLRI Jamshedpur

August 13
Reliance Communications Signs Strategic Tie-up With Kodiak Networks For Nationwide Roll-out Of Mobile Conferencing Service

August 18
Reliance Mobile introduces Antakshari service on GSM & CDMA networks

August 22
Reliance Mobile plans unique contest based on ICC Champions Trophy

August 25
RCOM targets rural customers with new services & sachet pricing for mobile Internet access

September 08
Department of Telecommunications allots 8055 series to Reliance Communications for Maharashtra & Goa

September 10
Reliance Mobile launches BIGMaps on GSM Network

September 18
Reliance Mobile introduces job-search service for blue-collar employment seekers

October 05
Reliance Communications redefines Telecom Industry benchmarks

October 08
Reliance Webstore signs strategic distribution agreement with Coolpad Communications

October 21
Reliance Mobile offers personalized Call Manager service on GSM network

November 3
Reliance Communications expands its ‘Simply Reliance’ Initiative

2008

January 12
Reliance Communications receives start-up GSM Spectrum.

January 16
Yahoo partners with Reliance Communications to provide Yahoo One Search for its CDMA and GSM customers.

January 31
RCOM's Q 3 net profit increases by 48.5% and revenues up by 29.8 %. Remains the most profitable telecom company in India.

February 4
Reliance Communications offers Lifetime Validity at Rs 199.
RCOM’s subsidiary Infratel files Draft Red Herring Prospectus with SEBI.

February 5
Reliance Mobile strengthens its religious content portfolio on mobile by tie-up with Sadhana TV.

February 14
RCOM in partnership with CanvasM, launches Mulitplayer Mobile Games.

February 19
HDFC Bank ties up with RCOM, turns every Reliance Mobile into a credit card.

February 27
Reliance Communications consolidates Global Telecom Business under ‘Business Globalcom’.
Reliance Communications forays into International Mobile Market with GSM licence in Uganda.

March 3
Reliance Communications drops prices of Internet data cards.

March 10
Reliance Communications announces ESOPs for over 20,000 employees.  

March 20
Reliance Communications and HTC forge strategic alliance.

March 27
Corporation Bank launches banking services on Reliance Mobile World.

April 1
Reliance Communications forays into IT space, launches Reliance Technology Services Company.

April 9
RCOM launches educational portal on Reliance Mobile phones.

April 25
Reliance Globalcom unit Reliance Infocom BV, Netherlands acquires Global WiMAX Operator eWave World.

April 29
Reliance Communications announces unlimited free STD calls.   

April 30
Reliance Globalcom launches Passport Global SIM.
RCOM's net profit up by 70.8% to Rs 5,401 crore.

May 2
Reliance Communications’ net profit up by 70.8% to Rs 5,401 crore (US$ 1,350 million), revenues higher by 31.8% to Rs.19, 068 crore (US$ 4,765 million) and EBIDTA increases by 43.3% to Rs.8, 199 crore (US$ 2049 million).   

May 12
Reliance Communications and Alcatel form joint venture to offer Managed Network Services to telcos across the globe.

May 26
Reliance Globalcom acquires UK based VANCO Group Limited.

June 24
Reliance Globalcom, Stealth Communications forge strategic alliance to extend VOIP Network across 50 countries.

July 12
CA exam results on Reliance Mobile.

July 22
Reliance Communications Mobile subscriber base crosses 50 Million.

July 29
CA professional exam results on Reliance Mobile.

July 31
Reliance Communications (RCOM) announces its financial results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2008. Net profit up by 23.9% to Rs. 1,512 crore (US$ 352 million).

August 19 
Reliance Communications Launches BIG TV DTH Service.
 
August 22     
Reliance Mobile World Brings ‘Janmaashtami’ Celebrations.                                                                                          

September 16
Reliance Mobile Launches Prepaid Blackberry Services in India.    
 
September 22       
RCOM & BBC News Enter A Strategic Agreement For Mobile Content      

September 26
Reliance Mobile Brings ‘Navratri’ & ‘Durga Pooja’ Celebrations

October 10
RCOM’s Festival Bonanza For Desktop & Laptop Computer Users 

October 15
Reliance Mobile Offers A Lifetime of Attractive Call Rates

October 16
Reliance Mobile –ICC ODI Women’s Rankings Launched In Mumbai 

October 20
BIG TV Gains 500,000 Subscribers Within Two Months Of Launch To Emerge As The Fastest Growing DTH Players In India

October 21
RCOM Joins Hands With Intel, Acer, Asus, HCL And Lenovo To Offer Free Laptop With Reliance Netconnect-Internet Data Cards.

October 23
RCOM-HTC Corporation Launch HTC Touch Diamond CDMA In India

November 04
RELIANCE MOBILE WORLD Launches ‘JEEVANSATHI on MOBILE’SERVICE

November 06
RCOM launches ‘Quick Search’ service on Reliance Mobile World.
 
November 11
Reliance BIG TV DTH Service clocks one million subscribers in 85 days.

November 18
RCOM Ties Up with ZMQ to develop mobile games based on UN’s themes.

December 19
Reliance Mobile launches Text News Service in Nine Regional Languages.

December 30
RCOM launches GSM service across India

2007
 

January 10
Reliance Communications adds a record 1.4 million subscribers in December ’06.

January 18
Reliance Communication launches unique "Simply 2030" plan on Reliance Hello.

January 25
Reliance Communications promotes Roger Waters music concert.

January 29
RCOM shareholders approve tower business demerger with a 99.99% overwhelming majority.

January 30
Overwhelming response to Reliance World’s national digital elocution competition.

January 30
Reliance joins Lenovo and Intel for ‘Internet on the Move’.

February 2
Reliance Communications’ market capitalisation tops Rs 1 lakh crore ( 1 trillion rupees or 24.39 billion US dollars) on Bombay Stock Exchange.

February 16
Reliance Communications offers best value on roaming.

February 26
Search jobs & classified ads from Reliance Mobile World - Reliance Communications ties up with Naukri.com.

March 6
Reliance Communications ushers in ‘Virtual Global Conference Network’.

March 7
DHIRUBHAI AMBANI – THE MAN I KNEW By KOKILABEN
Book on Founder Chairman launched.

March 8
Reliance Communications launches ‘Roam Jamaica’ on Reliance Mobile.

March 16
Reliance Mobile launches ' Suno Zee’.

March 19
Demerger of Passive Infrastructure division Reliance Communications & Reliance Telecom approved by the Bombay High Court.

March 21
Reliance World offers programme to help students ’Crack Admissions in Colleges Abroad’.

March 23
Govt’s Rural Telephone Scheme (RDEL)through Reliance Communications successfully closes by March 31,2007.

March 26
Booking train ticket from Reliance Mobile Phones becomes more easy now… with ITZ Cash Cards.

April 4
Reliance Communications unleashes the power of mobile advertising.

April 6
Reliance Communications acquires 1.2 million subscribers in March 2007.

April 11
Sunny days and nights for Reliance Mobile subscribers as
Reliance Communications ties up with SUN TV to offer video streaming of all SUN TV programs online 24x7.

April 11
Reliance World launches summer e-camp for school kids.

April 30
RCOM first listed Indian telecom company to reward shareholders.

May 2
A Classic Bonanza – Reliance Communications unveils handsets @ Rs 777.

May 9
RCOM bags West Bengal e-governance project.

May 10
Reliance sets a new record, one million classic handsets sold in just one

May 12
Reliance Communications slashes rate to US and Canada. It's now just Rs 1.99 per minute.

May 14
Reliance Communications launches Classic Colour Bonanza - Colour handsets @ Rs 1234.

May 17
RCOM kick starts world's fastest and largest rural infrastructure rollout on World Telecom Day.

May 18
Reliance Communications Launches Lifetime Validity Recharge @ Just Rs.499.

May 22
RCOM slashes roaming rates by as much as 70 percent.

May 25
Reliance Communications launches unlimited calling.

June 5
RCOM hosts seminar on ‘Emerging Trends in Mobile Applications Development’.

June 6
Reliance Communications adds 1.4 million new mobile subscribers in May2007.

June 6
Reliance Classic' Makes Music - FM Radio Phones Launched at just Rs.1888.

June 27
Reliance World, BIMTECH & Philadelphia University unveil executive program in retail management (EPRM).

June 28
Reliance Communications ties up with Cisco to launch Business Internet Services for SMEs in Pune.

July 4
Bengali movie ‘Anuranan’ on Reliance Mobile World.

July 7
RCOM and QUALCOMM Collaborate on CDMA2000 Expansion.

July 12
Reliance Communications awards Alcatel-Lucent a Next-Gen network expansion contract.

July 12
Reliance Communications awards Huawei all IP Next-Gen network expansion contract.

July 19
RCOM announces sale of equity stake in its Tower Company-Reliance Telecom Infrastructure Limited.

July 19
RCOM's AGM on Reliance Mobile World.

July 23
Reliance Communications launches Passport Calling Solutions.

July 25
RCOM join hands with Yatra.com for air and hotel bookings.

August 20
RCOM offers 'Live Mandi Prices' on Reliance Mobile World.

August 31
Reliance Communications , the official global partner for the first edition of ICC Twenty 20 World Cup Championship 2007 in South Africa unveils the coveted Trophy in Mumbai and announces Dhoni - Dhanadan Pack.

September 9
Reliance Communications launches money transfer on Reliance Mobile phones.

September 10
RCOM launches BlackBerry 8830 World Edition Smartphone.
'Bloomberg Professional' now on Reliance Mobile.

September 11
Reliance Communications ties up with Sulekha.com to offer local search on Reliance Mobile World.

September 18
Strategic partnership with Vanco.

October 3
Reliance Communications announces Classic Celebrations- Classic Handset sales top 10 million- Colour Handset @ Rs.999.

October 20
Reliance Communications to launch nationwide GSM Services under existing Unified Access Service Licences.

October 22
Reliance Communications brings 'Durgotsav Live' videocast on mobile.

November 7
Reliance Communications Launches 'Diwali Dhamaka'.

November 15
RCOM launches Rural Mobile Application Contest.

November 16
Fair & Lovely Scholarship on Reliance Mobile World is winner at the MMA awards, USA.

November 27
FLAG and GlassHouse ink landmark partnership.

December 11
Reliance Communications adjudged World’s Top CDMA Operator at the Global CDMA Industry Achievements Awards Fete.

December 20
Reliance Communications completes Yipes’ acquisition.

December 24
RCOM announces special offers for Christmas and New Year.

2006
 

January 01
Reliance Infocomm launches "One Nation, One Tariff" to enable Reliance IndiaMobile prepaid users to call anywhere in India at Re one per minute.

January 19
Reliance Demerger adds record Rs.55, 000 Crore to shareholder wealth.

January 23
TIMES NOW launched on Reliance Mobile Phones, making it the world’s first TV channel to be launched on a mobile phone.

March 06
Reliance Communications Ventures Ltd. (RCVL), India's leading integrated telecommunications company, a member of the Reliance - Anil Dhirubhai Ambani group, lists on the Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange.

March 21
Reliance Infocomm introduces R World in Hindi to become the world's first operator to offer mobile data services in more than one language on the same handset. This will make it possible for millions of Indians to access the popular R World with hundreds of every-day-use applications in the national language.

March 23
Reliance-Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group signs up Indian cricket's whiz kid and heartthrob of millions Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the brand ambassador for Reliance Communications Ventures Ltd.

March 29
Reliance Infocomm becomes India’s first telecom operator to launch seamless inter-standard international roaming service - 1World.1Number, with single number on international CDMA and GSM networks.

April 27
Reliance Communications launches India’s first Talking Message Service (TMS) enabling its mobile users to send voice messages to not only other mobiles but also fixed wireless phones (FWP) and landlines.

June 22
Reliance Communications ties up with Disney to offer on Reliance Mobile World India's first 3D animation on mobile.

July 03
Reliance Communications launches 'Hello Capital Plan' to enable its subscribers in 19 state capitals to call each other at the local call rate of 40 paise per minute.

July 19
Reliance Communications slashes ILD rates by up to 66%.

August 7
T-Com signs contract with FLAG Telecom for Europe-US bandwidth.

September 5
Union Communications & IT Minister Thiru Dayanidhi Maran inaugurates Reliance Communications’ FALCON Cable System.

November 17
Reliance Communications launches Free Group Term Life Cover for its CDMA subscribers.

December 28
Reliance Communications’ FLAG Telecom announces FLAG Next Gen to cover 60 countries.

2005
 

January 04
Reliance introduces first e-recharge facility in CDMA in India.

January 24
Reliance IndiaMobile announces mega rural plan to cover 4 lakh villages and 65 crore Indians by December 2005.

June 26
Anil Ambani appointed Chairman of Reliance Infocomm.

July 30
Air Deccan and Reliance WebWorld join hands to offer air ticket booking facility at Reliance WebWorld .

August 11
XLRI's Post-Graduate Certificate programme in Logistics Supply Chain Management (PGCLSCM) launched on Reliance WebWorld's virtual classroom platform. first of its kind e-learning programme in India.

August 18
Reliance Infocomm rolls out international roaming facility across several countries to become the first Indian CDMA operator to offer its customers such a service.

September 06
Reliance Infocomm tied-up with the Bombay Stock Exchange to make available live stock quotes on its mobile phones.

September 15
Reliance Communications, UK launched Reliance IndiaCall service in England and Wales enabling callers to make high-quality calls to India from any landline or mobile phone at economical rates.

September 21
Apollo Hospital and Reliance Infocomm join hands to provide top class healthcare service to millions of Indians in over a hundred Indian cities.

October 13
Reliance WebWorld wins Frost & Sullivan Market Leadership Award for Video Conferencing services.

November 12
Reliance Infocomm hosts the 4th global CDMA Operators Summit.

November 22
Reliance Infocomm joins hands with Indian Airlines to offer India's first mobile booking of domestic airline ticket.

November 30
Reliance Infocomm introduces MOREbile, redefines customer rewarding with 33 % more talk time on prepaid recharges of Rs 315 denomination and above and much more.

December 12
Reliance Infocomm and China Telecom sign agreement for telecom services to provide direct telecommunication service, including a global hubbing service, to subscribers in the two countries.

2004
 

January 12
International wholesale telecommunications service provider, FLAG Telecom amalgamates with Reliance Gateway, a wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Infocomm

February 9
Launches RIM Prepaid with attractive offer - For Rs 3500 get a Motorola C131 mobile phone and Rs 3240 worth of re- charge vouchers instantly and stay connected for 1 year.

February 17
Reliance subsidiary Flag Telecom announces FALCON Project - a major new Middle East Loop Terabits Submarine Cable System with links to Egypt and Hong Kong via India.

March 22
Reliance Infocomm launches multi-player gaming on RIM handsets - a first in India.

April 05
Reliance IndiaMobile introduces International Roaming facility to 172 countries, 300 networks.

April 23
Reliance Infocomm introduces first ever auction facility on Mobile phones through R World.

May 27
Reliance Infocomm receives the Most Promising Service Provider of the Year 2003 (Asia Pacific) award at the Asia Pacific Technology Awards instituted by Frost & Sullivan.

June 8
Reliance Infocomm introduces World Card - a Prepaid International calling card for affordable and convenient ISD calls from India.

July 29
Announces India's First MPLS Global VPN Solution in partnership with MCI.

August 5
Launches the first regional customer contact centre in Chennai.

September 6
Mukesh D. Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Infocomm, receives Voice & Data ‘Telecom Man of the Year’ award.

September 9
Introduces railway ticket booking from R World data applications suite of Reliance IndiaMobile.

October 12
Mukesh Ambani voted the world’s most influential telecom person by UK-based publication Total Telecom.

October 19
Reliance Infocomm bags the CDMA Development Group's 3G CDMA Industry Achievement Award for International Leadership.

2003
 

January 15
Introduces Dhirubhai Ambani pioneer offer for Reliance IndiaMobile service.

February 14
Launches Reliance WebWorld in top 16 cities.

March 31
Launches International Long Distance Services.

April 3
Commissions all backbone rings.

April 25
Introduces colour handsets.

May 1
Launches Reliance IndiaMobile Service commercially in top 92 cities
with one million customers.

June 10
Launches India's first wireless Point of Sale (POS).

July 1
Introduces "Monsoon Hungama" Offer: Instant multimedia mobile phone and connection for just Rs 501.

Sets world record - acquires one million customers in 10 days.

July 3
Launches R Connect Internet connection cable.

Aug 26
Introduces Reliance IndiaPhone Fixed Wireless Phone and Terminal.

September 20
"Navratri" a data service in R-World posts a world record of 10 million downloads on the first day of the launch.

September 30
R World clocks a phenomenal 1 billion hits in 1 month.

October 6
Launches integrated broadband centre at Reliance WebWorld, Bangalore.

October 24
Deploys pilot of Home Netway in Mumbai.

October 30
Reliance becomes India's largest mobile service provider within 7 months of commercial launch.

November 3
Customer base touches 5 million.

November 12
Migrates to Unified License Regime.

November 16
Launches national roaming.

November 21
Launches international SMS to 159 countries.

December 19
Adds 4500th Contact Centre Executive.
Contact Centre becomes the largest such facility deployed by any single Indian Service Provider

2002
 

January 15
First Base Transceiver Station (BTS) made ‘Ready for Electronics’.

February 25
Obtains international long distance licence from Govt. of India.

December 22
Commissions 1st Optic Fibre backbone ring.

December 24
Establishes 1st Point of Interconnect (POI) in New Delhi.

December 27
Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, Atal Behari Vajpayee e-inaugurates Reliance Infocomm
Hon'ble Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Information Technology and Communications, Pramod Mahajan, inaugurates NNOC.

2001
 

May 1
First Media Convergence Node made ‘Ready for Electronics’ at Jaipur.

 
2000
 

May 10
Optic fibre laying process commences in Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh & Maharashtra.

 
1999
 

The Dream, 1999
"Make a phone call cheaper than a postcard and you will usher in a revolutionary transformation in the lives of millions of Indians" - Dhirubhai Ambani

The Reality, November 15
Reliance Infocomm begins project planning.

 

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