Jio launches VoLTE-based international roaming services in India
21 November 2018
Reliance Jio, India’s first LTE-only network, today announced the launch of VoLTE-based inbound International roaming service between India and Japan. Jio is the first telecom service provider to launch such service in India. With this service, international roamers will be able to enjoy roaming services on Jio’s network, including HD voice and 4G high-speed data.
Japan-based KDDI Corporation became the first international mobile service provider to avail of Jio’s VoLTE calling and LTE data international roaming service, which provides international travellers with access to high-speed data and voice services on Jio’s all-IP, 4G-only network.
“Reliance Jio is focused on delivering the best data and voice experience to all of India and those who visit India. We welcome KDDI customers to Jio as the first international VoLTE and HD roaming users in India,” said Mark Yarkosky, Relianc
With this new arrangement, international travellers will be able to experience Jio’s world-class all-IP network, which has been consistently rated as the fastest network in India by Trai’s MySpeed application over the last 20 months with an average download speed of 20.6 Mbps during September 2018, the company stated in a release.
Jio’s deal with Japan’s KDDI Corporation, which is also a telecom service provider, is basically a roaming agreement deal between two telcos, and Jio being a 4G-only operator, the telco is calling it VoLTE International Roaming Service.
Jio claims to have helped India to the world’s largest data consuming country while catapulting itself to the ninth largest mobile operator in the world with over 252 million subscribers within two years of launch.
Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has built a world-class all-IP data strong future proof network with latest 4G LTE technology. It is the only network conceived and born as a mobile video network from the ground up and supporting Voice over LTE technology. It is future ready and can be easily upgraded to support even more data, as technologies advance on to 5G, 6G and beyond.