Reliance to open 1,000 Jio centers, 500,000 connectivity outlets, one million recharge kiosks

Reliance Jio Infocomm will open 1,000 Jio centers, nearly 500,000 connectivity outlets and a million recharge kiosks – as part of its December launch.

The RIL subsidiary is in talks with global smartphone makers such as Apple, Samsung, Huawei and Xiaomi to source 4G devices and pocket routers in various price ranges.

4G mobile-cum-broadband service Jio will be rolled out in December through 1,000 retail stores.

“We will start extensive beta testing of our telecom infrastructure, including network across the country in the ensuing weeks to commence operations in December,” said RIL chief financial officer V Srikanth on Saturday.
Smartphone users in India
The Mukesh Ambani-led company will have a twin strategy to rope in subscribers by using its own branded devices through its retail electronics chain Reliance Digital and the open market.

Reliance Jio will have a range of smartphones from entry level to premium segment in our digital stores across the country.
Earlier, Reliance Jio Infocomm said it has built an optical fiber network comprising nearly 250,000 route kilometres of fiber optics to support its 4G LTE launch end of 2015.

The Mumbai-headquartered Reliance Jio has a direct physical presence in nearly 18,000 cities and towns in all of the 29 states of India. The company claims that the wireless footprint of Reliance Jio covers more than one lakh villages.

Reliance Jio Infocomm has 751.1MHz liberalized spectrum across 800MHz, 1800MHz and 2300MHz bands. The telecom operator has 2300 MHz spectrum across India, while either 800 MHz or 1800 MHz or bands are available in 20 out of the 22 circles in the country.

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