Reliance Jio Infocomm to roll out 4G services across India

Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio Infocomm to roll out 4G services via integrated system in India

Mukesh Ambani-led telecom firm Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL) has announced its plan to launch its fourth generation (4G) network services through an integrated system, according to a statement released by the company.

The statement, “RJIL plans to provide seamless 4G services using LTE (long term evolution) in 800MHz, 1,800MHz and 2,300MHz bands through an integrated ecosystem.”

RJIL holds the pan-India Unified Licence and at present, is the only private player with Broadband Wireless Access spectrum in all the 22 telecom circles of India. It’s intention is to provide reliable fast internet connectivity and rich digital services on a pan-India basis, it said.

In 2014, RJIL captured the spectrum in 1800MHz for 14 circles throughout the nation. Further, RJIL successfully captured the right to use spectrum in 800MHz and 1800MHz in 13 circles all over India in the spectrum bid in March 2015.

The company earlier stated that beginning in 2015, it hopes to roll out 4G in a phased manner. RJIL has spectrum in either 800 MHz or 1800 MHz or both in 20 out of the total of 22 circles in the country along with the pan-India 2300 MHz spectrum.

“RJIL is setting up a pan-India telecom network to provide to the highly under-serviced India market, reliable (4th generation) high speed internet connectivity, rich communication services and various digital services in key domains such as education, healthcare, security, financial services, government-citizen interfaces and entertainment”, according to the statement released by the company.

RJIL’s total identical spectrum footmark increase from 597.6MHz to 751.1MHz (including uplink and downlink) has toughened its position as the largest holder of liberalized spectrum.

RJIL aims to provide easy access to innovative and empowering digital content, applications and services, thereby propelling India into an impressive global position in the digital world.

“RJIL has made significant progress in building its LTE business, including physical network infrastructure, systems and processes, sales and distribution network, applications and services, content etc,” the statement said.

It is working with important partners who have dedicated significant resources, know-how and global expertise to support deployment and testing activities underway currently, it added.