Mukesh Ambani-led telecom firm Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL) plans to launch its fourth generation (4G) services through an integrated system, a company statement said on Friday. “RJIL plans to provide seamless 4G services using LTE (long term evolution) in 800MHz, 1800MHz and 2300MHz bands through an integrated ecosystem,” it said. Also Read - DoT permits telecom service providers to go ahead with 5G trials
The company holds pan-India Unified License. It 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, it said. Also Read - Facebook invests Rs 43,574 crore in Reliance Jio; buys a 9.99 percent stake
In addition, RJIL has in 2014 acquired spectrum in 1800 MHz in 14 circles across India. In March 2015, RJIL has successfully acquired the right to use spectrum in 800 MHz and 1800 MHz in 13 key circles across India in the spectrum auction. Also Read - Reliance Industries to buy majority stake in Den Networks, Hathway Cable; reports increase in Q2 net profit
The company earlier said it plans to roll out 4G in a phased manner in 2015. In addition to the pan-India 2300 MHz spectrum, RJIL has 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 is setting up a pan-India telecom network to provide to the highly under-serviced India market, reliable (4th generation) high speed internet connectivity, rich communication services and various digital services in key domains such as education, healthcare, security, financial services, government-citizen interfaces and entertainment,” the statement said.
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.
“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,” the statement 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, it added.