India, Aug. 13 -- Microsoft Corp. has signed a long-term strategic partnership with India's Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd., the telecoms unit of Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Ltd., aiming to accelerate India's digital transformation.

In the 10-year deal, the companies will work on technologies including AI, Internet of Things, edge computing, data analytics, and blockchain, among others.

Jio will set up new data centers across India, which will be powered by Microsoft's Azure cloud platform. These centers will offer solutions such as connectivity, computing, storage solutions, and other technology services and applications to small and medium enterprises in the country.

While addressing Reliance shareholders through a recor...