Mukesh Ambani to make Reliance Jio 4G live on 27 December

Reliance Jio 4G OFC network in Kerala The launch of the much-awaited 4G LTE services from Reliance Jio Infocomm will be on December 27 – exclusively for its employees.

December 28 is the birth anniversary of Reliance Group Founder Dhirubhai Ambani.

This will be the first official launch of Reliance Jio 4G. The telecom network operator has already started offering 4G to its employees on trial basis. The nationwide rollout of Reliance Jio 4G is expected in the second quarter of 2016.

Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani and director Nita Ambani has sent e-mail to all the employees of Reliance Jio Infocomm explaining the launch program. The letter said the launch event will start at 5.30 pm at the Reliance Corporate Park which will be live telecast to 1,000 locations across the country, a report in Hindu BusinessLine said.

“We want every member of our Reliance family to participate either in person or virtually through a Jio telecast beamed live to more than 1,000 locations in India,” the e-mail said.

Reliance Jio’s 4G launch for commercial purposes could be delayed till April or June 2016 to ensure a reliable and stable network, said Bank of America Merrill Lynch in a note dated December 15.

“In a scenario Jio launches by December 28, it is unsure whether it will be a commercial launch with the company disclosing price-points or an extension of services which are currently being offered to employees and user group,” it added.

The calls are working well in Mumbai even while travelling and inside buildings with data speeds range from 18-30 Mbps and 60-70 Mbps outside.

The investment firm said the data speeds is largely due to Reliance Jio’s empty network. “We remain unsure if Reliance Jio network is offering similar speeds outside Mumbai particularly in circles where they only have 2300 MHz,” it added.

On Monday, Credit Suisse, another equity investment firm, in a report said that the call experience on Reliance Jio’s network was similar to offerings of incumbent 3G and 2G operators.

The firm, which performed tests on Reliance Jio’s network in and around Mumbai, said data download speeds were consistently at 15-30 MBPs even when travelling as compared with 3G network speeds of sub 2 Mbps.

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