After announcing a tie-up with RCom, Reliance Jio today announced it has signed an Indefeasible Right to Use agreement with Bharti Airtel under which Bharti Airtel would provide data connectivity to Reliance Jio in its i2i submarine cable. The i2i cable connects India with Singapore and is wholly owned by Bharti Airtel. It consists of eight fibre cable pairs and Reliance Jio will utilize one dedicated pair capable of multiple terabits of capacity. Also Read - Reliance JioFiber plans with free Voot Select subscription: Check plans, price, and other benefitsAlso Read - JioFiber broadband plans with free Netflix subscription: Check plans, price, data benefits, more
Earlier the Mukesh Ambani company had announced a tie-up with RCom under which it would get access to 120,000 km of optic fibre network across the country to provide backhaul for its upcoming 4G network. That deal, said to be one of many deals between the two companies, was pegged at Rs 1,200 crore. Financial details of the deal with Bharti Airtel were not made public. Also Read - How to get free Netflix subscription: Just follow these steps
Reliance Jio, the sole carrier to have pan-India 4G network spectrum, recently got an approval to use 10,000 phone numbers to test its services in Mumbai, Delhi and Jamnagar. The carrier is expected to launch its 4G LTE services, which would also connect with current 2G and 3G networks for universal voice telephony, later this year.