Jio Cloud PC will be powered by Jio True 5G and is already in the pre-launch phase. Shelton Rego, VP-Cloud, Jio Platforms, has confirmed that Jio Cloud PC is very close to launching at Yourstory’s TechSparks event held in Mumbai. According to the report, the event was held towards the end of March, which means that the much-awaited cloud-based virtual PC might launch any day now. The executive also revealed that Jio would collaborate with the likes of HP, Dell, and Lenovo to build hardware for the much-anticipated and ambitious project. Here’s all you need to know.
Jio Cloud PC India Launch Might Happen Soon
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At the TechSparks event hosted by Yourstory in Mumbai in March, Shelton Rego VP-Cloud, Jio Platforms, confirmed that Jio Cloud PC is in the pre-launch phase and might launch soon. Rego confirmed that the Jio Cloud PC comprises Jio’s proprietary virtual display infrastructure (VDI) and hardware from the likes of HP, Dell, and Lenovo.
The top honcho confirmed that the Jio Cloud PC will use Jio True 5G connectivity. Notably, at the time of launch, Jio announced that the cloud PC will use JioAirFiber, which was launched at the same event. However, with Jio 5G being more accessible and available in 4,332 cities/ towns across states/Union Territories. It makes sense to use 5G connectivity since Jio has plans to roll out 5G services to every corner of the country by the end of 2023.
What is Jio Cloud PC?
For the uninitiated, Jio Cloud PC is a virtual PC service offered by Reliance Jio, which can run multiple operating systems. The cloud PC, which is a virtual PC, can be accessed using Jio 5G connectivity. It will save users the expenses associated with purchasing computer hardware and upgrades.
All that users need to do is purchase the Jio Cloud PC devices once. At the AGM, the company showcased a device (pictured above) that appeared to be a modem-like device with Ethernet, HDMI, and USB ports. Currently, the telco has not revealed any further details about the Jio Cloud PC, but we should know all in the coming days when the Jio Cloud PC goes official.
Jio Cloud PC Price in India
At the AGM last year, Jio announced that interested users will not have to pay a hefty amount upfront or for upgrades. The company mentioned that users would only have to pay for what they use, making Jio Cloud PC a super affordable alternative to conventional PC or laptops. However, the exact device and service pricing are still under wraps.