Reliance Jio 4G launch to happen during next financial year

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Telecom network operator Reliance Jio Infocomm today said it will start the commercial operations of 4G services during the next financial year.

The expectation of the industry was that the Mukesh Ambani-promoted Reliance Jio will launch 4G LTE network this year when the RIL chairman earlier hinted that the $20 billion investment project will be ready for roll outs by the end of the current year.


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Reliance Jio Infocomm will be facing the 4G network of Bharti Airtel, which took three years to reach 300 plus towns, Vodafone India, which will launch LTE in Bangalore and Mumbai this year, and Idea Cellular, which has limited 4G plans in 2016.

Reliance Jio today said it has substantially completed its network roll-out across the country. The company is currently testing and optimizing the network. Reliance Jio has rolled out and tested most of the business platforms in a limited use environment.

The telecom network operator has employed a large number of testers across India to facilitate extensive testing of network and business platforms.

“The company expects to ramp up its beta program over the next few weeks to further optimize the network, prior to commercial launch of operations. Financial year 2016-17 is projected to be the first year of commercial operations for RJIL,” said Reliance Jio in a statement.

Reliance Jio holds liberalized spectrum — 751.1MHz across the 800MHz, 1800MHz and 2300MHz bands. It plans to provide seamless 4G services using LTE in 800MHz, 1800MHz and 2300MHz bands through an integrated ecosystem.

The combined spectrum footprint across frequency bands provides significant network capacity and in-building coverage. Reliance Jio has filed intimation for sharing of spectrum in the 800MHz band with Anil Ambani-promoted Reliance Communications across seven circles to DoT.

Reliance Jio has demonstrated Lawful Intercept and Monitoring (LIM) facilities for LTE Data and Voice, Video & Messaging Services and International Long Distance voice services to DoT. It has also completed Acceptance Testing of its network in all circles with DoT for Intra circle and Inter circle Mobile Number Portability.

Baburajan K
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