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man would have access to affordable means of information and communication. Dhirubhai, who single-handedly built India’s largest private sector company virtually from scratch, had stated as early as 1999: “Make the tools of information and communication available to people at an affordable cost. They will overcome the handicaps of illiteracy and lack of mobility.” It was with this belief in mind that Reliance Communications (formerly Reliance Info comm) started laying 60,000 route kilometers of a pan-India fibre optic backbone. This backbone was commissioned on 28 December 2002, the auspicious occasion of Dhirubhai’s 70th birthday, though sadly after his unexpected demise on 6 July 2002. Reliance Communications has a reliable, high-capacity, integrated (both wireless and wire line) and convergent (voice, data and video) digital network. It is capable of delivering a range of services spanning the entire info comm. (information and communication) value chain, including infrastructure and services — for enterprises as well as individuals, applications, and consulting. Today, Reliance Communications is revolutionizing the way India communicates and Networks, truly bringing about a new way of life INDIA ’S LEADING INTEGRATED TELECOM COMPANY Reliance Communications is the flagship company of the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG) of companies. Listed on the National Stock Exchange and the Bombay Stock Exchange, it is India’s leading integrated telecommunication company with over 80million customers. Our business encompasses a complete range of telecom services covering mobile and fixed line telephony. It includes broadband, national and international long distance services and data services along with an exhaustive range of value-added services and
applications. It marked the auspicious beginning of Dhirubhai’s dream of ushering in a digital revolution in India. It has established a pan-India. convergent (voice. launched on 28 December 2002. LOOKING BACK. ranks among India’s top three private sector business houses in terms of net worth. is India's largest private sector information and Communications Company. data and video) digital network. Our constant endeavor is to achieve customer delight by enhancing the productivity of the enterprises and individuals we serve. Other major group companies — Reliance Capital and Reliance Infrastructure — are Widely acknowledged as the market leaders in their respective areas of operation. by bestowing it in the hands of the common man at affordable rates. LOOKING FORWARD Reliance – Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. was among the initial initiatives of Reliance Communications. an offshoot of the Reliance Group founded byShri Dhirubhai H Ambani (1932-2002). We endeavor to further extend our efforts beyond the traditional value chain by Developing and deploying complete telecom solutions for the entire spectrum of society. high-capacity. Reliance Mobile (formerly Reliance India Mobile). Today. The group has business interests that range from telecommunications (Reliance Communications Limited) to financial services (Reliance Capital Ltd) and the generation and distribution of power (Reliance Infrastructure Limited). with over 80 million subscribers. Reliance Communications. to offer services spanning the entire infocomm value chain. Reliance – ADA Group’s flagship company. . we can proudly claim that we were instrumental in harnessing the true power of information and communication. integrated (wireless andwireline). coinciding with the joyous occasion of the late Dhirubhai Ambani’s 70th birthday.
promising them. Reliance scripted one of the greatest growth stories in corporate history anywhere in the world. he had a seed capital of barely US$ 300 (around Rs 14.ABOUT SH. and went on to become India’s largest private sector enterprise. Undaunted. the champion of shareholder interest.000 crore colossus—an achievement which earned Reliance a place on the global Fortune 500 list. DHIRUBHAI AMBANI Few men in history have made as dramatic a contribution to their country’s economic fortunes as did the founder of Reliance. the first ever Indian private company to do so. India’s largest private sector enterprise. the unmatched strategist. substantial return on their investments. Under Dhirubhai’s extraordinary vision and leadership. the proud patriot. Dhirubhai H Ambani. As with all great pioneers. there is more than one unique way of describing the true Genius of Dhirubhai: The corporate visionary. Dhirubhai managed to convince a large number of first-time retail investors to participate in the unfolding Reliance story and put their hard-earned money in the Reliance Textile IPO. starting from the proverbial scratch. when Reliance Textile Industries Limited first went public. in the process making millionaires out of many of the . In one lifetime. the leader of men. in exchange for their trust. the architect of India’s capital markets. Dhirubhai is widely regarded as the father of India’s capital markets. the Indian stock market was a placepatronised by a small club of elite investors which dabbled in a handful of stocks. he converted this fledgling enterprise into an Rs 60. Through out this amazing journey. When Dhirubhai embarked on his first business venture. Sh. But the role Dhirubhai cherished most was perhaps that of India’s greatest wealth creator. Dhirubhai always kept the interests of the ordinary shareholder uppermost in mind. In 1977. Over the next three and a half decades. It was to be the start of one of great stories of mutual respect and reciprocal gain in the Indian markets. he built. Fewer still have left behind a legacy that is more enduring and timeless.000).
Reliance Energy and Reliance Natural Resources limited. and was centrally involved in every aspect of the company’s management over the next 22 years. 48. Anil D Ambani joined Reliance in 1983 as Co-Chief Executive Officer. namely. He also steered the 100-year Yankee bond issue for the company in January 1997. convertibles and bonds. he also held the post of Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL). India’s largest private sector enterprise. Reliance Capital. Reliance Communications. . he directed Reliance Industries in its efforts to rise over US$ 2 billion. He is credited with having pioneered a number of path-breaking financial innovations in the Indian capital markets. Till recently. is the chairman of all listed companies of the Reliance ADA Group. and creating one of the world’s largest shareholder families. Shri Anil Ambani. Starting in 1991. CHAIRMAN'S PROFILE Regarded as one of the foremost corporate leaders of contemporary India.initial investors in the Reliance stock. He is also Chairman of the Board of Governors of Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology. Gandhi Nagar. He spearheaded the country’s first forays into the overseas capital markets with international public offerings of global depositary receipts. Gujarat.
Reliance Communications Limited founded by the late Shri. 250 multinational corporations and over 200global carriers and owns and operates the world's largest next generation. Reliance Communications ranks among the top ten Asian Telecom companies. In 2005. IP enabled . Reliance Communications was formed in 2006 and listed in Bombay and National stock exchanges. Reliance Communications is capable of delivering services covering entire gamut of information and communication value chain. Likewise.HISTORY OF RELIANCE COMMUNICATION Late Dhirubhai Ambani had a vision of making tools of communication available to commoners thereby allowing them to overcome barriers of mobility. applications and consultancy. It is India’s foremost truly integrated telecommunications service provider. Dhirubhai H Ambani (19322002) is the flagship company of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. Reliance Infocomm was inaugurated in 2002 and first of interconnect (POI) was established in New Delhi in same year. Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh. this company launched global roaming facility and CDMA services. With a customer base of over 36 million including close to one million individual overseas retail customers. Brief history Reliance Communications was set up as Reliance Infocomm in 1999 and from 2000onwards lying of optical fibers started in Maharashtra. Also in that year. Reliance Communications commissioned their 1st optic fiber backbone. Its corporate clientele includes 600 Indian. Their products and services include infrastructure setting.
For more information. Ahmadabad Board of Governors. He is also the president of the Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communications Technology. Gandhinagar An MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Middle East and the Asia Pacific region. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). Shri Ambani has been associated with a number of prestigious academic institutions in India and abroad. He is currently a member of: Wharton Board of Overseers. The Wharton School. Hyderabad In June 2004. the constituent companies of the Reliance ADA group have raised nearly US$ 3 billion from global financial markets in a period of less than 15months. a position he chose to resign voluntarily on March 25. 48. comprising over 150. Indian Institute of Management (IIM). Reliance Energy and Reliance Natural Resources. Shri Anil Ambani. December 2006 •Voted the ‘Best role model’ among business leaders in the biannual Mood of the .000 kilometers of fiber optic cable systems in India. Shri Ambani was elected as an Independent member of the Rajya Sabha – Upper House. Select Awards and Achievements •Voted ‘the Businessman of the Year’ in a poll conducted by The Times of India – TNS. Under his chairmanship. USA Board of Governors. visit: Regarded as one of the foremost corporate leaders of contemporary India. USA. Kanpur Executive Board. Reliance Communications. Indian School of Business (ISB). convertibles and bonds. 2006. Shri Ambani is credited with pioneering several financial innovations in the Indian capital markets. Europe. is the chairman of all listed companies of the Reliance ADA Group. Parliament of India. Reliance Capital. namely.Connectivity infrastructure. He spearheaded the country’s first forays into overseas capital markets with international public offerings of global depositary receipts.
In addition to organic growth. VISION OF RELIANCE COMMUNICATION VISION “We will leverage our strengths to execute complex global-scale projects to facilitate leading-edge information and communication services affordable to all individual consumers and businesses in India. Reliance Communications will leverage the advantages derived from this impressive financial platform to explore and pursue any significant Opportunities available in the telecommunications sector.” Reliance Communications is now among the three most valuable private sectors Companies in India and the five most valuable telecom companies in Asia. August 2006 •Conferred ‘the CEO of the Year 2004’ in the Plats Global Energy Awards •Conferred 'The Entrepreneur of the Decade Award' by the Bombay Management Association. . We will offer unparalleled value to create customer delight and enhance business Productivity. October 2002 •Awarded the First Wharton Indian Alumni Award by the Wharton India Economic Forum (WIEF) in recognition of his contribution to the establishment of Reliance as a global leader in many of its business areas. Reliance Communications will spend Rs 16. We will also generate value for our capabilities beyond Indian borders and enable Millions of India's knowledge workers to deliver their services globally. "We are currently evaluating a number of inorganic opportunities in select international markets to further expand our footprint. In the current Fiscal. June 1999. December 2001 Selected by Asia week magazine for its list of 'Leaders of the Millennium in Business and Finance' and was introduced as the only 'new hero' in Business and Finance from India." Ambani said.Nation poll conducted by India Today magazine.000 crore to further expand and Strengthen its network coverage across India and the rest of the world.
but Ambani needs to address the issues faced by the growing mobile customer base. and 84% of all state highways. and Internet connectivity to 14 mn commuters every day. lies at the heart of the CSR philosophy of the Reliance – ADA Group.Reliance Communication’s One India. sustenance and growth on the support and goodwill of the communities of which they are an integral part. radio. local communities. Reliance Communications will cover almost 100% of all rail routes. It will also cover almost 100% of all national highways. Having achieved tremendous growth. chat or simply stay in touch across nearly the entire length of India's 2.00. like individuals. The company was the first one to break the Rs 1. Its enterprise business is also not in a position to compete with the global majors. One Tariff plan allowed millions to connect across India at just one rupee a minute. providing seamless voice. surf. This ethical standpoint. As per its expansion plan. Reliance Communications will have the single largest wireless network in the world.000. it is part of a much larger compact which we have with our entire body of stakeholders: From employees. Stock market valuations may boost the fortunes of an entrepreneur. CORPORATE PROFILE Organizations.000entry-barrier with the launch of the lowest-cost classic brand handset at Rs 777. and must payback this generosity in every way they can. covering over 900 mn Indians or more than 15% of the global population.000 towns or every single Indian habitation with a population of over 1. giving millions of users the power to talk. where bureaucracy takes pride in checking the businessman. While we strongly believe that our primary obligation or duty as corporate entities is to our shareholders – we are just as mindful of the fact that this imperative does not exist in isolation. depend for their survival. and society at large. derived from the vision of our founder. especially in India. eco-system.. video.000-km-long road network. text. customers and vendors to business partners. It will cover 23.. the main challenge for Reliance Communications is to improve quality of service and ARPU. play. .
We evaluate and assess each critical business decision or choice from the point of view of diverse stakeholder interest. hospital or environmental NGO. It is an ongoing year-round commitment. being socially responsible is not an occasional act of charity or that one-time token financial contribution to the local school. For us. driven by the need to minimize risk and to pro-actively address long-term social. . which is integrated into the very core of our business objectives and strategy. Because we believe that there is no contradiction between doing well and doing right. Indeed. economic and environmental costs and concerns. doing right is a necessary condition for doing well.