Reliance Mobile has launched BIGMaps service on its GSM network. Reliance Communications is the first telecom operator to offer BIGMaps service. The BIGMaps service allows search across Business, Directions, Events and Movies by organising local information on a pan-India basis. At present it’s available on mobile through SMS, WAP and downloads. Plans are afoot to offer the service through internet in the near fture.
With the launch of BIGMaps service, Reliance Mobile intends to offer world-class local search platform for India with maps data across 15 zoom levels and real time landmark based routing.
Once public beta is opened on web, the platform will allow rich mobile-web experience leveraging on the best in class maps and geo-coded yellow pages information for India. BIGMaps service is available on RWorld for download and WAP search.
Commenting on the launch of the new service, Mr Krishna Durbha, Head – VAS, Reliance Communications said, “Our BigMap service reiterates our focus of driving VAS leadership through innovative offerings. This service will increase the usage of device based search & navigation. Business, Event, Direction and PointnFind search are for the serious users, while Friend finder adds the fun element".
Mr Manav Sethi, COO, BIGMaps added that this is just a beginning and whole lot of unique features on the platform and across data are in store. He added “ BIGMaps has best Maps data and geo-coded yellow pages information with 20+ Mn geoc-coded buildings across India which once opened on web allows for most accurate search and user generated content. The missing restaurant could be added on the exact building and its possible to search café around atlantis building in Bandra. We are also ready with the mapmaker tool where in a missing building could be added next to the one on the map”.
BIGMaps intend to partner content owners and aggregators for local content and will open up the APIs for application developers to build innovative applications.
BIGMaps a Mumbai based start-up. It aims to organize local information on India. The platform is built using open source technologies and leverages the best maps and geo-coded yellow pages data for India.
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 85 million including over 2.2 million individual overseas retail customers, ranks among the Top 10 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, directly connecting 40 countries from the East coast of the United States, to Europe, the Middle East, India, South and East Asia, through to Japan. The network seamlessly interconnects with its 190,000 route Kilometres fibre optic cables within India.