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Reliance Jio moves DoT for network security checks ahead of 4G launch

04 November 2014

Reliance Jio, the telecom arm of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries, is reported to have approached the Department of Telecom (DoT) for conducting a network test with security agencies ahead of its pan-India 4G services launch.

"Reliance Jio has written to DoT to start test of legal interception and monitoring solution in its network across circles which is conducted along with security agencies and is mandatory before launch of telecom services," a PTI report quoted a DoT official as saying.

Tests to verify legal interception and monitoring solution of the network across circles conducted along with security agencies is mandatory before launch of telecom services, the report stated.

RJIL, which has spectrum in 1800 MHz band across all circles, has recently signed a $750- million loan backed by Korea Exim Bank to telecom gear and services procured from Samsung Electronics for the infrastructure rollout.

RJIL, incidentally, is the only company, which holds pan-India broadband wireless access spectrum that can be used for 4G services.

The company has also firmed up tower-sharing deals with independent tower company Indus Towers, in addition to its prior deal with GTL Infrastructure Ltd (GTL Infra) for more than 27,800 towers across India, to rollout 4G broadband services. 

Reliance Industries proposes to launch commercial 4G telecom service of RJIL in 2015 entailing investment of Rs70,000 crore.

RJIL will initially cover about 5,000 towns and cities accounting for over 90 per cent of urban India, as well as over 215,000 villages in India and the target is to expand this to over 600,000 villages.

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