Speaking at the launch of Digital India Week here, Ambani, whose USD 16 billion Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd is set to launch telephony and broadband services by December, said the firm's investments in digital space will create employment for over 5 lakh people.
"We at Reliance will invest over Rs 250,000 crore across the Digital India pillars," he said.
Elaborating on the investment, he said infrastructure for all-IP next-generation, wireless broadband infrastructure across all the 29 states in India is being laid. "This will be amongst the best in the world."
Jio is also setting up a new nationwide distribution network that will enable over 150,000 small electronic retailers to sell and service smartphones and Internet devices, he said.
"Thirdly, Jio is working with leading device manufacturers encouraging them to make smartphones and Internet devices in India at an affordable price. We will give them an assured offtake through our retail system," he added.

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