Telecom Company Reliance Jio will provide broadband internet services in 900 cities and towns using optical fiber for which it has finalized agreements with partners required for the roll-out. “In addition to 4G wireless services, RJIL (Reliance Jio Infocomm) is rolling out high speed internet services via FTTx in over 900 cities/towns. The high speed fibre connectivity will enable RJIL to provide a wide gamut of digital services across various sectors,” RJio said in a report. Also Read - How to recharge your Jio number via WhatsApp
The company has completed a detailed planning for pan-India implementation of the infrastructure needed for the project. On 4G services, RJio said it is looking to provide advanced voice calling service using voice over LTE (VoLTE) technology and the company has already showcased technology successfully with Chinese telecom major China Mobile in Barcelona. “In addition to high speed data (internet) services, the 4G network will provide voice services from and to non-RJIL networks,” RJio said. Also Read - 5G JioPhone launch could be around Diwali this year, price to be around Rs 3,500
It added that company has also finalized some vendors for 4G devices at affordable rates and is in process of selecting some more. The company has already launched free wi-fi spots in 8 locations at Ahmedabad and 9 locations at Baroda and Surat. “High speed internet trials have been provided to over 55,000 unique devices since the launch. Users are provided 72 hours of free usage which can be extended through reactivation,” it said. Also Read - 5G JioPhone, JioBook laptop, Jio 5G rollout and other announcements expected on June 24
RJio recently won spectrum in 1800 Mhz, widely known as 2G spectrum, for Rs 11,054 crore in 14 service area. This spectrum can now be used for 4G services. “RJIL plans to provide seamless 4G services using FDD LTE on 1800 Mhz and TDD LTE on 2300 Mhz through an integrated ecosystem,” the company said.