Reliance Jio to launch Wi-Fi services

Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJIL), a subsidiary of RIL, in the process of entering into agreements with various State and local authorities to launch Wi-Fi services.

Reliance Jio has already launched trial Wi-Fi hot spots across India.

The Mukesh Ambani-promoted telecom venture has exhibited trial 4G services at various Techfest, College events, Trade shows etc. and has offered high-speed Wi-Fi broadband services to various participants. Participants were able to experience benefit of high speed wireless connectivity for hand held devices (smart phones and tablets) over a blend of LTE and Wi-Fi networks.

Reliance Jio Infocomm, while announcing the quarterly result of RIL, did not share specific details about the launch of 4G services in India.

RJIL has Broadband Wireless Access spectrum in all the 22 telecom circles of India. In addition, RJIL has in 2014 acquired spectrum in 1800 MHz in 14 circles across India. In March 2015, RJIL acquired the right to use spectrum in 800 MHz & 1800 MHz in 13 key circles across India.

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This means, Reliance Jio has 2300 MHz spectrum and spectrum in either 800 MHz or 1800 MHz or both in 20 out of the total of 22 circles in the country. RJIL’s total equivalent spectrum footprint has increased from 597.6MHz to 751.1MHz (including uplink and downlink), strengthening its position as the largest holder of liberalized spectrum.

RJIL plans to provide 4G services using LTE in 800MHz, 1800MHz and 2300MHz bands through an integrated ecosystem.

The company claims that RJIL has made progress in building its LTE business, including physical network infrastructure, systems and processes, sales and distribution network, applications and services, content etc. It is working with strategic partners who have committed significant resources, knowhow and global talent to support deployment and testing activities currently underway.

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