Reliance Jio Infocomm

RJio to launch 4G in 2015 entailing investment of Rs 70,000 crore

Reliance-Jio-InfocommMumbai: Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd on Wednesday said it will commercially launch 4G services in 2015, entailing investments of Rs 70,000 crore.

"The year 2015 will see the phased launch of Reliance Jio across India... The fruits of the tremendous value created by this Rs 70,000 crore initiative would start to flow," Reliance Industries Ltd Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani said in his address to shareholders.

RIL promoted RJIL holds pan-India broadband wireless access (BWA) spectrum that can be used for 4G services. The company had acquired it through auction for Rs 12,847.77.

RJio network progress hit by not getting right-of-way

Reliance-Jio-InfocommKolkata: Reliance Jio Infocomm, the telecom arm of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Group, is beset with the problem of not getting right-of-way to lay underground cables in various parts of the country hitting progress in network expansion.

"Getting right-of-way in several parts of the country is becoming a problem for Reliance Jio. But things will be sorted out as early as possible," a company official told PTI on condition of anonymity.

Other companies were also facing similar problems, he said adding "rules for getting right-of-way vary from place to place".

Reliance Jio, Tower Vision sign tower infrastructure sharing pact

Reliance-JioNew Delhi, May 15 : Jio Infocomm and Tower Vision India, a telecom tower company, have entered into a master service agreement for tower sharing, a company statement said here Thursday.

Reliance Jio, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited, holds a pan-India unified licence. With this agreement, Reliance Jio would utilise the telecom tower infrastructure of Tower Vision to launch its services across the country. Tower Vision has a portfolio of 8,400 telecom towers in India.

Reliance Jio joins hand with ATC for tower-sharing

Reliance-Jio-InfocommNew Delhi, April 21 : Reliance Jio Infocomm and ATC India Tower Corporation Monday inked an agreement under which the former would use tower infrastructure of the latter to launch its telecom services across the country.

ATC has 11,000 towers in India.

Reliance Jio to ride on 42,000 Viom Networks' towers

Reliance Jio to ride on 42,000 Viom Networks' towersMumbai, Mar 17 : Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited ('Reliance Jio') will be launching its services across India using telecom-tower infrastructure provided by Viom Networks. Under a Master Services Agreement, Reliance Jio will use Viom Networks' Pan India Passive telecom infrastructure having a footprint of over 42,000 telecom towers.

"This agreement is in line with our mission of a Pan India launch spanning next-generation voice and data services and leveraging existing telecom infrastructure," said Sanjay Mashruwala, Managing Director, Reliance Jio.

Reliance Jio’s Innovation Head Arvind Rao resigns

Reliance Jio’s Innovation Head Arvind Rao resignsReliance Jio Infocomm's head of innovation Arvind Rao has reportedly left the company. Mr. Rao had joined Mukesh Ambani-led RIL in November 2012.

Mr. Rao, who was responsible for Reliance Jio's content strategy, has left the company at a time when it is preparing to launch high-speed voice and data service on mobile.

The reason behind Mr. Rao's abrupt departure could not be ascertained. A spokesperson for the company declined to comment on the report. However, a former colleague of Mr. Rao confirmed his departure.

Reliance Jio, Bharti Infratel to share tower infra

Bharti-Infratel-Reliance-JioNew Delhi, March 4 : Reliance Jio Infocomm would utilize the telecom tower infrastructure of Bharti Infratel to launch its services across the country, the company said here Tuesday after the two firms signed an agreement in this regard.

Reliance Jio demonstrates newest LTE services at Techfest

Reliance JioReliance Jio Infocomm Ltd, a subsidiary of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries (RIL), tested its 4G network and demonstrated some of its newest LTE services at the recently held Techfest.

At the annual science & technology festival of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mumbai, Reliance Jio ran trials of video calls and Jio Television service on its 4G network.

Reliance Jio also showcased wireless machines capable of measuring blood pressure and record data in the cloud, and making mobile phone-based urine analysis.

Reliance Jio opposes GSM firms’ demand for uniform SUC

Reliance Jio opposes GSM firms’ demand for uniform SUCMukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio Infocomm has opposed GSM companies' demand for flat spectrum usage charge, arguing any change in spectrum use charge (SUC) for BWA (broadband wireless) spectrum would be illegal.

Reliance Jio said in a statement, "Unilateral increase in SUC for BWA spectrum from 1 per cent to 3 per cent will be illegal. The government may take appropriate decisions on SUC for the forthcoming auctions but without altering the present regime."

Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio to share infrastructure

Bharti-Airtel-Reliance-JioNew Delhi, Dec 10 : Telecom service providers Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio Infocomm have concluded a comprehensive telecom infrastructure-sharing arrangement under which they will share infrastructure created by both parties, a statement by Bharti Airtel said here Tuesday.

The agreement will include optic fibre network -- inter and intra city, submarine cable networks, towers and internet broadband services and other such opportunities identified in the future.

Reliance Jio applies for Unified Licence

Reliance Jio applies for Unified LicenceReliance Industries Ltd's telecom arm Reliance Jio Infocomm is one of the companies that have applied for Unified Licence, Department of Telecom Secretary M F Farooqui confirmed.

Holders of the Unified Licence will be able to offer all services under a single permit by paying an extra fee. In other words, carriers will not have to apply for different licences for offering different services.

Reliance Jio takes forward 4G plans in Bengal

Reliance-Jio-Infocomm-4GKolkata, Aug 5  : Carrying forward its project of introducing 4G services in West Bengal, Reliance Jio - the telecom wing of Reliance Industries - will soon launch its trenchless drilling process in conjunction with the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC), an official said Monday.

The company is scheduled to start work within a month in areas under the KMC, using the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) and microtrenching technology to lay optical fibre cables in furtherance of the 4G technology.

Reliance Communications completes deal with Reliance Jio

Reliance-Communications-Reliance-Jio-InfocommMumbai, July 11 : Reliance Communications Thursday said it has completed securitisation of proceeds under the Rs. 1,200-crore inter-city fibre agreement signed with Reliance Jio Infocomm in April 2013.

It also said the proceeds from securitisation have been utilised to repay high cost rupee debt, resulting in significant interest cost savings for the company.

The securitisation has been completed with Indian and foreign banks.

Reliance Jio to roll out 4G services in metros by March 2014

Reliance Jio to roll out 4G services in metros by March 2014 Reliance Jio Infocomm aims to roll out 4G broadband services in Metros by the end of current fiscal year, Tarun Jhunjhunwala, business head & state mentor (East) at the Reliance Industries Ltd's telecom arm said on Wednesday.

Mr. Jhunjhunwala announced that Kolkata would be among the first cities where the 4G services would be rolled out. He added that the next-generation services would be rolled out simultaneously in Delhi, Mumbai and Jamnagar.

RIL teams up with 5 foreign companies to build undersea cable system

RIL teams up with 5 foreign companies to build undersea cable systemReliance Jio Infocomm, telecom arm of Reliance Industries Ltd, has formed a consortium with five foreign companies to build and maintain an 8,000km-long undersea cable system.

The consortium includes Reliance Jio, Telekom Malaysia Berhad, Omantel, Etisalat, Dialog Axiata and Vodafone Group.

The Bay of Bengal Gateway submarine cable system will be connecting India, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and West Asia with one another.

Bharti Airtel to offer submarine cable data capacity to Reliance Jio

Bharti Airtel to offer submarine cable data capacity to Reliance JioIndia's largest mobile-phone operator, Bharti Airtel has entered into an agreement with a unit of Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries to offer data capacity on its submarine cable that connects India and Singapore.

AT&T to acquire stake in Reliance Jio Infocomm

AT&T to acquire stake in Reliance Jio InfocommUS based telecom service provider, AT&T has said that it is planning to acquire a 25 per cent stake in Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd that is controlled by Mukesh Ambani.

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