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HCL Services Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of HCL Infosystems Ltd. (India’s premier IT Services and Distribution Company) in collaboration with Karbonn, is launching ‘GoLife’, a new mobile application for its feature phone range. Aligned with the objective of ‘Connecting the next billion’, the application is designed to inform, involve and empower the rural and semi urban population of India.


Built on a user friendly interface, GoLife will enable the rural population of India to easily access market information, get timely weather advisory and receive daily tips and guidance from experts. The mobile application is currently focused on three key sectors – agriculture, healthcare and education. All content in the GoLife application will be available in local languages. The content on GoLife application is available in 11 different Indian languages apart from English. Through Karbonn devices, the application is presently available in English, Hindi, Marathi & Gujarati.


Traditionally, Indian farmers are constrained by the lack of timely access to market information and inadequate reach of IT/Internet infrastructure. In case of Agriculture, GoLife provides extensive reach across 22 states with 7000 markets, 8000 blocks, 275 crops and commodities. Additionally, over 30 ecosystem partners and 40 agriculture experts will be available to offer guidance and advice to the farmers seeking help.


In Healthcare, users can access real time information across varied topics like healthy living, parenting advice, mother and child care etc. In Education, with Learn English, GoLife offers a functional English course that helps users to learn the basics of the language. In addition the GoLife also imbibes consumers with skills in financial literacy, entrepreneurship, general knowledge as well as examination tips.


Commenting on the partnership with HCL Services, Sudhir Hasija, Chairman, Karbonn Mobiles said, “At Karbonn, we believe in making technology simple and come up with innovative user centric solutions or features that are designed to complement every activity in life. Our partnership with HCL is a testimony to our promise. The content of GoLife is designed keeping in mind the need of rural population. If used efficiently, the platform will usher in a new revolution in the lives of our consumer and will create new opportunities which will help them become future ready”.


Speaking on the strategic partnership, Mr. Biswanath Bhattacharya, Chief Executive, HCL Services Ltd. said, “In line with our mission to add the utmost value to our Customers, we are delighted to partner with Karbonn. With GoLife, HCL Services’ proprietary application and trademark, we strive to work towards an improved standard of living for population in the rural areas, by providing content on agriculture, healthcare and education which will be available in their respective local languages”.


About Karbonn
Karbonn is an Indian smartphone brand that offers a range of user-centric Smart devices to complement the modern consumer’s daily needs. Committed to Simplifying Technology, Karbonn has made inroads in the market with a combination of affordable yet innovative devices. Karbonn has a presence across India with over 85,000+ retail partners and 900+ service centres. Internationally, Karbonn is present in 40 countries across Africa, South and Southeast Asia, CIS, Eastern Europe and Middle East. Karbonn has been recognized among the Top 5 Most Trusted mobile brands in India by Brand Trust Report 2015.


About HCL Services
HCL Services Ltd. (a wholly owned subsidiary of HCL Infosystems – India’s premier technology company) offers a wide range of Services across the Enterprise and Consumer segments. We help clients to enhance business performance by leveraging deep domain knowledge, technology expertise and service delivery excellence. Our offerings span Technology Consulting, System Integration, Infrastructure & Enterprise Management, Cloud Computing, Mobility, Security, Multi-Vendor Technology Support and Office Automation. Our emergent technology-focused ‘Centres of Excellence’, and Research Labs along with strategic partnerships with key global technology OEMs, enable us to be your Technology Lifecycle Partner by consistently providing the choice of best-in-class products and the capability of world-class IT services & solutions. For more information, please visit us at http://hclservices.in


About HCL Infosystems
HCL Infosystems is India’s premier IT Services, Solutions & Distribution Company enabling organizations to attain and sustain competitive advantage by leveraging Information and Communication Technologies. It is a leader in IT Services & Solutions with a comprehensive portfolio of capabilities spanning IT & System Integration services and digitally-enabled learning and career development solutions to value-added distribution of Technology & Mobility products. For more information, please visit us at www.hclinfosystems.in


About HCL
Founded in 1976 as one of India’s original IT garage start-ups, HCL is a pioneer of modern computing with many firsts to its credit including the introduction of the 8-bit microprocessor-based computer in 1978 well before its global peers. Today the HCL Group has presence across varied sectors that includes technology, healthcare and talent management solutions and comprises four companies – HCL Infosystems, HCL Technologies, HCL Healthcare and HCL TalentCare. The group generates annual revenues of over US$ 6.5 billion with more than 110,000 employees from 100 nationalities operating across 31 countries, including over 500 points of presence in India.For further information, visit www.hcl.com

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