Indian Telecommunication Giant Jio, To Take A Step Into The Metaverse

The Metaverse has wider prospects that have the potential to revolutionize every sector and its functions, such as healthcare, payments, consumer products, entertainment, hourly labor, etc. As a result, new sectors, marketplaces, and resources, as well as new sorts of talents, vocations, and certifications, will be created to allow this future.

The Metaverse is completely distinctive from today’s virtual reality, which is characterized by chunky headsets that provide isolated experiences with few opportunities to interact with others who possess other VR devices. It’s a massive endeavor that would necessitate standardization and collaboration among digital behemoths that aren’t known for collaborating with competitors, yet that hasn’t prevented many from predicting the Metaverse’s arrival.

What is Metaverse?

The name “Metaverse” is a combination of two diverse words: “meta” and “verse.” The prefix “meta” implies “beyond imagination,” while the word “verse” means “universe.” It needs to be considered as a broader concept, and you should approach it as an embodied internet that you are inside rather than looking at.

What’s more intriguing is that it won’t be limited to specific digital devices; avatars might roam around in cyberspace in the same way people do in the real world, allowing users to engage with individuals on the other side of the world as if they were in the same room.

However, individuals who use it should have a VR headset in order to get the most out of it. To enchant more people, the technology used should be contemporary yet constrained, and sophisticated enough to work flawlessly.

Jio Jumps into Metaverse Bandwagon

Jio is working with ex-Samsung CEO Pranav Mistry’s AI company to develop Web3 capabilities. This has been recent hot news that has elicited coverage from all news outlets. Reliance Industries, owned by Mukesh Ambani, Jio, which is extensively popular, has invested $15 million in Two Platforms Inc, a deep-tech business based in Silicon Valley, for a 25% equity stake.

This fascinating action occurred shortly after Reliance Retail invested $200 million in Dunzo, a hyperlocal firm, and $132 million in Adverb Technologies, a robotics startup.

TWO is an AR startup formed in July 2021 by Pranav Mistry, a pioneer in the fields of AR/VR, AI, and Robotics that creates interactive and visually immersive AI experiences. Real-time AI voice and video chats, digital humans, immersive places, and lifelike games are all possible with the startup. TWO intends to first bring its interactive AI technology to consumer applications, then to entertainment and gaming, as well as enterprise solutions such as retail, education, health, and wellness.

In response to the breaking news, Pranav Mistry, the CEO of Two, stated that Jio is “fundamental” to India’s digital transformation, and that “the techies at TWO are excited to partner with Jio to push the boundaries of AI and introduce Artificial Reality applications to consumers and businesses at scale.” 

 On the contrary, Mukesh Ambani, Jio’s founder, stated in response to the report that TWO’s founding team has several years of leadership expertise in research, design, and operations with premier global technology businesses.

Metaverse Plotting

 As the Metaverse and “artificial reality” grow and become better understood, there is a surge in interest and investment in virtual beings and conversational AI. Investors abound for the platforms and tech developers working on various aspects of it.

Hour One, Supertone, Reassemble AI Veritone and DeepBrain are just a few of the companies pulling in revenue and customers. Jio may be attempting to compete with the global behemoths that produce Metaverse platforms. An Indian version of Meta in the United States, Baidu’s new XiRang Metaverse in China, and South Korean Nvidia’s new Omniverse might do well since Jio already has a large client base, and two platforms could help them transition to the digital world.

How does Metaverse Work?

In principle, you’d log on to the Metaverse in the same way you’d connect on to the internet. The only difference is that you’d watch content on a head-mounted display rather than a screen, and you’d wear objects with a type of motion tracking similar to Facebook’s wristband.

No single business could run the universe if it were to be a complete universe, just as no one owns the internet. It will be a decentralized, embodied internet run by a number of distinct parties. However, much as a number of huge tech corporations dominate online content now, companies may aim to monopolize their specific parts of the Metaverse.

Firms might generate money off apps in the same way they make money off subscription services, shopping carts, and advertising. It would be a combination of technologies, backends, and frontends that all work together well.

The Metaverse is being pursued by a number of significant IT businesses. In 2014, Facebook purchased Oculus with this Metaverse idea in mind. On an earnings call in July, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated that the company should be branded as a Metaverse Corporation. He asserted that the idea is to fill the virtual world by luring new users in with low-cost, upgraded headsets.

Facebook took a step closer to realizing this ambition by announcing a virtual reality (VR) workspace for remote employees. In addition, the company is developing a smart bracelet and virtual reality goggles that project the wearer’s eyes. The firm is putting billions of dollars into the project

Metaverse’s growth is likely to be gradual, beginning with headsets and glasses powered by smartphone connections. Metaverse applications that are cutting-edge are still in the conceptual stage. Virtual meetings and online shopping would feel like real-life activities if they become a reality, with digital copies of practically everything that also reflect real-world changes in real-time using an improved 3D image capturing.


For creators, innovators, investors, and entrepreneurs, the Metaverse has opened up a whole new world of possibilities. The rise in interest in the Metaverse might be explained as a result of technological improvements; the adoption of VR/AR can be immensely advantageous in real-time interaction between businesses and customers.