Reliance Communications signs pact with Radio Netherlands Worldwide

Top Quote Radio Netherlands Worldwide to be available on Mobile Portal R World for 125 million Reliance customers. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 18, 2011 - Reliance Communications, India's leading telecom service provider, today announced signing an agreement with Radio Netherlands Worldwide, an established player in news & entertainment broadcasting for over 60 years. Under the agreement, R World - the next generation mobile portal accessible to over 125 million Reliance 3G, GSM and CDMA customers, would offer 24/7 live streaming of Radio Netherlands Worldwide and will showcase its RNW WAP news feed on RWorld which includes regularly updated international news.

    "News plays an important role in our day to day lives. Be it a college student, a young executive, a Corporate Chieftain or a small town entrepreneur; being in the know of what's happening across the globe at push-of-a-button is essential for our customers irrespective of segments", said Prashant Gokarn, 3G Head, Reliance Communications. "We are extremely delighted about our collaboration with Radio Netherlands Worldwide to offer live news to our 125 million customers at touch of a button on R World. We are focused to utilize every opportunity and technological advancements to offer enhanced value and benefits to our customers", he added.

    Jan Hoek, RNW's Director General, comments: "I am very pleased with our entry into Indian telecom space with one of the biggest telecom operators, Reliance. We are an important partner to its valuable subscriber base as a major value-added service. Interestingly, this is the first telecom company with which we have a partner relationship and we are looking forward to many more on a global basis along with advancements in technology".

    RNW is available on RWorld (News N TV) at a nominal browsing cost of 5 paise/10kb.

    RNW and Reliance Communications will be celebrating their successful partnership during the GSMA Mobile World Congress on February 14 - 17 in Barcelona.

    About Radio Netherlands Worldwide
    Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW) is a multilingual multimedia broadcasting company based in the Netherlands. For more than 60 years RNW has been an established player in the field of news and entertainment broadcasting, reaching millions of people every day all over the world. In 10 languages RNW provides independent world news, features and music programmes through satellite, short wave, CDs, mobile platforms, internet and podcasting. RNW's international audience is also reached through numerous media partners in the world.

    For further inquiries on the Reliance/RNW partnership, please contact -
    RNW's Country Manager - South Asia , Amitabh Srivastava: +91 11 2612 1520 / mobile +91 98110 55580 / amitabh.srivastava ( @ ) rnw dot nl

    About Reliance Communications :
    Reliance Communications Limited founded by the late Shri Dhirubhai H Ambani (1932-2002) is the flagship company of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. The Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group currently has a net worth in excess of Rs. 64,000 crore (US$ 13.6 billion), cash flows of Rs. 13,000 crore (US$ 2.8 billion), net profit of Rs. 8,400 crore (US$ 1.8 billion).

    Reliance Communications is India's foremost and truly integrated telecommunications service provider. The Company, with a customer base of over 130 million including over 2.5 million individual overseas retail customers, ranks among the top 4 Telecom companies in the world by number of customers in a single country. Reliance Communications corporate clientele includes 2,100 Indian and multinational corporations, 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.

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