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Arvind Rao Leaves Reliance Jio

MediaNama has learned from reliable sources that Arvind Rao, who was a part of the team involved in launching services of Reliance Jio, has left the venture. Rao declined to confirm or deny whether he is still with Reliance Jio, saying only that "I'm not commenting on anything". Rao, as per an Economic Times story last year, had been appointed Head of Innovation at the not-yet-launched data services operator. Rao is the co-founder and former CEO of Onmobile Global*, and had joined the company in late 2012. According to our sources, Rao, along with Aniruddha (Ajit) Nazre, were heading the content and data services side of the business (as opposed to the voice and infrastructure side), so it's unexpected that Rao should leave before the services are even launched. Sadly, though, Jio appears to be taking a Value Added services approach to…

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