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Reliance Jio to offer integrated communication services

18 April 2015

Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (RJIL), a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Ltd, is planning to launch 4G services through an integrated system using three frequency bands - 800MHz, 1800MHz and 2300MHz - besides tying up with various state and local authorities to offer Wi-Fi services.

RJIL said it is setting up a pan India telecom network to provide ''reliable 4th generation high speed internet connectivity, communication services and various digital services in key domains such as education, healthcare, security, financial services, government-citizen interfaces and entertainment.''

''RJIL aims to provide anytime, anywhere access to innovative and empowering digital content, applications and services, thereby propelling India into global leadership in digital economy,'' the company said, adding, ''RJIL has made significant progress in building its LTE business, including physical network infrastructure, systems and processes, sales and distribution network, applications and services,  content etc.

RJIL said it is working with strategic partners who have committed significant resources, know-how and global talent to support deployment and testing activities currently underway.

Reliance Jio has launched trial Wi-Fi hot spots across India, the company stated, while announcing Reliance Industries' results for the fourth quarter of 2014-15. The company has also undertaken trials for 4G services at various tech fests, college events and trade shows.  It plans to provide seamless 4G services in the 800 MHz, 1,800 MHz and 2,300 MHz bands through an integrated system.

Last year, the company had announced it would launch 4G services in a phased manner this year. But, under government rules, the company has to launch services within five years of acquiring spectrum.

RJIL has already been allotted Mobile Switching Centre Code, Mobile Country Code and Mobile Network Code for mobile access services as also signalling point codes for launching national long distance and international long distance services.

Clearances to set up international internet gateways have also been received. There has been successful demonstration of a Lawful Intercept and Monitoring system in a few circles to the department of telecommunications.

Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited is the first telecom operator to hold pan India unified licence.

RJIL is the only private player with broadband wireless access spectrum in all the 22 telecom circles of India and plans to provide reliable fast internet connectivity and rich digital services on a pan India basis. In addition, RJIL has in 2014 acquired spectrum in 1800 MHz in 14 circles across India.

In March 2015, has successfully acquired the right to use spectrum in 800 MHz and 1800 MHz in 13 key circles across India in the spectrum auction conducted by the Department of Telecommunication (DoT).

With this acquisition, RJIL has spectrum in either 800 MHz or 1800 MHz or both in 20 out of the total of 22 circles in the country, in addition to the pan-India 2300 MHz spectrum.

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

RJIL's total spectrum holding has increased from 597.6 MHz to 751.1 MHz (including uplink and downlink), strengthening its position as the largest holder of liberalised spectrum.

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