Reliance – Infotel Plans Ambitious 4G Wireless Broadband Launch

Pan India Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) Spectrum winner Infotel Broadband Ltd geared up to launch Long Term Evolution (LTE) based High Speed 4G Wirelss Broadband service in India.

Mukesh Ambani owned Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) controlled Infotel Broadband Ltd plans to create world class state- of-the-art technology using an asset light strategy. RIL will forge several strategic relations with a host of leading global technology players, service providers, infrastructure providers, application developers, device manufacturers and others to leapfrog India to the 4G revolution.

According to our sources, Reliance – Infotel plans to launch BWA Data service in approx 700 cities in the first phase of its BWA launch with data speeds from 50 Mbps to 100 Mbps. Presently RIL is finalizing vendors who would supply broadband equipment based on the so- long term evolution (LTE) technology so as to roll out wireless broadband services by the end of 2013 or January 2014.

RIL – Infotel is also talking to leading tower companies to lease 26,000 towers across the country for its pan-India launch in the first phase. According to our sources leading tower companies Viom Networks, and GTL Infrastructure Ltd are in process to bids with this mega-conglomerate.

RIL claims that the Broadband opportunity as a new frontier of knowledge economy in which it can take a leadership position and provide India with an opportunity to be in the forefront among the countries providing world-class 4G network and services. A single 20 MHz TDD spectrum when used with LTE (Long Term Evolution) has the potential of providing greater capacity when compared to existing communication infrastructure in the country.

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has a 95 per cent stake in Infotel Broadband Services (P) Ltd, which has emerged as a successful bidder in all the 22 circles (Pan India) of the auction for Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) 4G Spectrum conducted by the DoT in June 2010.

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  • Nirdosh kr mishra November 20, 2012 12:42 pm

    I am NK Mishra Ex Emloyee of Reliance Comm . Ltd of Mr Anil Ambani group served 08 yrs starting rank consultant field engr to Area Manager for Network controlling including fibre management Now i want to Join Mr Mukesh Ambani new launched INFOTEL on Management position pl get me approach person to get job in kanpur and kanpur dehat area so that i can exploit my previous experiences of RNL and as EX service man fm Indian Navy pl help me in this regards

    thanks /Regards

    • Rajat Paul May 27, 2013 11:56 pm

      Hello Mr Mishra…Have you got any contact of Infotel?

  • Dyandeo Ashok Nisal February 28, 2012 5:47 pm

    hi.

  • Deepak Singh February 16, 2012 12:23 pm

    I M also agree with Mr.Inswis It’s Sh.Mukesh Ambani company not Sh. ANIL. He always provide No.1 services we wellcome its.

  • Shakti February 14, 2012 11:42 am

    When RIL is going to lauch Reliance Infotel services in Up-West

  • ranganath October 24, 2011 4:20 pm

    hi my name is ranganath,
    is hfcl & infotel has merged or what i want know this if any one knows plz tell me or mail me my mail id is kh.ranganath@gmail.com(9739981562) i dont know what mukesh is doing. allready he has won 3G pan india but without implementing he moved to 4G ok i agreed he done a good job.& also he is started land acquisition with infotel & hfcl but one thing i will tell u mukeshji dont go with hfcl because this company is big cheaters company u know hfcl owner how he came up how he cheated to videocon owner dhoot. so better do your self & give the job for fresher & who is allready working in offroll employees. because offroll employees will put best effort…………..plz once u think ….

  • Anil kumar October 18, 2011 4:24 pm

    You are right Mr.Inswis this is Mukesha company not ANIL.He is going to give No.1 service so just wellcome it.

  • Inswis October 5, 2011 2:55 am

    @Deepak & @mr.Kumar YOu can trust on Mukesh Ambani Group As Compare to ADAG(ANIL AMBANI GROUP) . Mukeshbhai is like His father

  • R R Kumar October 4, 2011 8:47 pm

    I have been using netconnect broadband plus ever since its launch without any problem

  • Deepak October 4, 2011 6:52 pm

    I have the worst ever experience with reliance in the past.
    I had Reliance’s Netconnect Broadband+ connection and the speed I used to get was not even of 2G when using in there broadband+ network.
    1st month went very good but then started with tons of problems.
    I gave them complaint and 8 months went in waste and no news from them.
    I used to call twice a week for speed issue but no use. One fine day I called and asked them about my complaints and found surprised that there is not even a single complaint regarding speed issue..!
    Guys.. use new tech stuff but NOT from relaince.. they are the worst one can even imagine..
    what I used belongs to ADA group but seriously Relaince tag itself is a big problem.

  • Saurabh October 4, 2011 10:23 am

    Insider News:

    As per some people working with Reliance, company will kick start 4G operations around the country in one go(Major cities in first phase). Complete rollout in cities, small towns and villages within 18 months by June 2013. The project has been named “Operation Vijay” The 4G plans pricing will be as much as 30% less than 3G price at present. 4G devices will be offered for as low as 4000-4500 for 100Mbps device which is inline with 3G dongles. Dongles to come locked to Reliance 4G sims.

    Various sources.

  • hiten desai September 29, 2011 6:07 pm

    mukesh ambani is planning to launch 4G most probably on dec. 2011. on birtday of late shri dhirubhai ambani.

  • Abhinava Gupta September 18, 2011 7:13 pm

    pls update for business

  • manish p August 17, 2011 6:48 pm

    When will the 4G services be launched by RIL, please confirm me some time frame.

  • ajaysirohi June 30, 2011 5:29 pm

    about wimax services what is new name infotel+mukesh RIL and which month his services lanuches

  • ajaysirohi June 30, 2011 5:20 pm

    when launches RIL INFOTEL Services

  • raf May 25, 2011 5:02 am

    airtel is chor no 1

  • pR May 23, 2011 11:58 pm

    airtel is the best.

  • Kaushik Maitra May 19, 2011 9:48 pm

    kab ayega 4G?

  • biswajit April 25, 2011 10:19 pm

    What is the future of 4G?Since now 3G is not running in market……
    Reliance finalised whom as vendor?

  • parshav April 24, 2011 12:01 pm

    which vendore got the reliace 4G .huawei,ericsson,alcatel,zte,nsn..??? pls tell me

  • Umesh Roy April 23, 2011 4:10 pm

    Reliance Industries is in process to provide theaffordable 4G hand hold device or tab just for mass pool of Indian.It will bring the revolution again in the era of internet access,high speed data service,web based application & virtual operation.Hope It would be also avilable on low cost ! Remember Reliance Internet moonsoon Hungama!!

  • Pratap Madgulkar April 21, 2011 12:00 pm

    Too good if we get such speed under 1000/- PM

    everybody know the 3G is not working as per plan .. and speed is not affordable to all . technically it is down … and no knowledge to set it UP … :-)

    warm welcome to ” Infotel “

  • Sushil Modi April 20, 2011 10:17 pm

    Reliance Industries also working for affordable 4G hand hold device or tab just for Rs3k to Rs5k, hope Mukesh Ambani will bring the revolution again. Remember Reliance Mobile for Rs.500

  • Deepak Oswal April 20, 2011 7:08 pm

    @saurabh jain
    They will launch by targeting a typical group of customers known as “Enterprise” & “SMB (Small-Medium Buisness Groups) not for retail (homes), as my opinion is after launch prices would be high.

  • saurabh jain April 20, 2011 6:52 pm

    Again in 700Mhz band , Gov will loot people by selling it at maximum price. it must be given at very low rate. Auction will hurt pricing of 4G

    3G is failur in europe due to high price of spectrum. it gonna be profitable now after 10 year

    u can guess people , wt happen in india

  • saurabh jain April 20, 2011 6:50 pm

    TDD-LTE is not 4G tech , it is downgrade version of 4G

    But it is very spectrum efficient version of 4g Downgrade.

    down link and unlink can be used very efficiently

  • saurabh jain April 20, 2011 6:47 pm

    Anirban Mukherjee :

    Ajay :
    Frequency as low as 20Mhz really great to get strong signals all over in less number of cellsites.

    Dude frequency is not 20Mhz…its the spectrum breath.

    Telecom talk , Plz Come up with a artical on , frequency , spectrum and breath ,whatever , so that people can understand wt is all about 2.3Ghz 2.1Ghz and 1800Mhz

  • saurabh jain April 20, 2011 6:43 pm

    BK :
    I think it is important to achieve high (good) speeds in the wired broadband sector first. Only when DSL speeds are good and cheap, will the wireless providers feel the heat. Luckily I dont need to connect my laptop on the move. My smartphone is just fine. I dont need more than 2 Mbps for my 3.5 inch smartphone, thats what 3g is doing now. But I want more speed for my DSL at home.
    Do you think 4G will take over home and small office broadband needs? Will the 20MHZ spectrum do the job? IS the LTE-TDD at 2300 MHZ good enough to penetrate thick Indian concrete walls? NO. Wired broadband will continue to grow. Unless the 700MHZ band is auctioned for 4G and people install 4G modems on their roof tops.
    Dudes…. Oh my TT dudes….

    i m agree 100 percent , but wt about 800Mhz band, it is being used by cdma, it is also good for BWA

  • arvind April 20, 2011 5:54 pm

    @Amit
    Go to hell, you wont bother about speed.

  • Manivas April 20, 2011 5:34 pm

    Launching 4G at 50/100 Mbps speeds, needs a lot of infrastructure. They need lay atleast 1 gbps optic fiber to each tower.

  • Tremerin Dsouza April 20, 2011 4:21 pm

    @Amit
    dude very few people are rich like you to settle in Japan or South Korea for a small reason like internet speed.We Indians always think of escaping problems instead of facing them and eliminate the hurdles.

  • chaitanya das April 20, 2011 4:12 pm

    Pls any one can say that which is the company INFOTEL and their web site address.

  • MaNoJ April 20, 2011 4:10 pm

    Amit :
    @abhi
    when I was in south korea and japan speeds there are like 500 to 800mbps and here i m stuck with this 1 and 2mbps crap speeds, m surely thinking of movin out of india and settling where i get good internet speeds and i m serious.

    Just go to Australia!
    The fastest internet is there.

  • abhi April 20, 2011 4:06 pm

    Amit :
    @abhi
    when I was in south korea and japan speeds there are like 500 to 800mbps and here i m stuck with this 1 and 2mbps crap speeds, m surely thinking of movin out of india and settling where i get good internet speeds and i m serious.

    SO TRUE buddy, Speeds in India suck big time, hope these ISPs in India wake up and start providing good Unlimited Wireline Internet Speeds ASAP.

  • Amit April 20, 2011 3:57 pm

    @abhi
    when I was in south korea and japan speeds there are like 500 to 800mbps and here i m stuck with this 1 and 2mbps crap speeds, m surely thinking of movin out of india and settling where i get good internet speeds and i m serious.

  • abhi April 20, 2011 3:27 pm

    First they should provide good broadband wireline speeds then focus on 3g and 4g, we are already way behind than other countries when it comes to internet speeds, they could just lay fiber wires all over mumbai and delhi so atleast we can enjoy high speed Internet.

  • abhi April 20, 2011 3:26 pm

    First they should provide good broadband wireline speeds then focus on 3g and 4g, we are already way behind than other countries when it comes to internet speeds, they could just lay fiber all over mumbai and delhi so atleast we can enjoy high speed Internet.

  • devx April 20, 2011 3:19 pm

    @ashokumar

    sorry dude….it will be idiotic for them to lay new OFC.
    I hope so u have heard the news that they are taking towers on rent(tender floated already)….and with that the deep fibre connectivity aka OFC also comes.
    They just have to choose/rent a Intl. gateway from Intl. Bandwidth providers and pair at NIXI. Hence they can’t roll out quite quickly.

    But the main problem is equipment acquisition will take time….

  • Sam April 20, 2011 3:01 pm

    1MBPS for 100 bucks, 50MBPS for 5000 bucks per month.

    When will this happen in india? :(

  • Amit April 20, 2011 2:52 pm

    With Mukesh Ambani in business we hope Reliance Communications will reach new heights, Anil was so not good, Mukesh is Excellent top notch when it comes to dealing with business.

  • rohan April 20, 2011 2:34 pm

    i will wait for BSNL 4G.

  • abhi April 20, 2011 2:27 pm

    madhu prasad :
    First give 1 mbps data service to all then talk of 50 or 100 mbps.

    SO TRUE

  • abhi April 20, 2011 2:14 pm

    @madhu prasad
    SO TRUE….

  • Arun April 20, 2011 2:11 pm

    I don’t have any hope for cheap plans unless FTTH comes to india.

  • ashokumar April 20, 2011 2:07 pm

    hi guys please do not get over excited ,TD-LTE is a last mile technology ie., from local BTS to the subscriber.but all the towers need heavy bandwidth connectivity, that can be possible only by OFC.So they have to lay fresh OFC cables to each tower, then only they can give the service.

  • amit April 20, 2011 1:56 pm

    First Of all …reliance have to work with its network….3g data speed is like gprs.

  • madhu prasad April 20, 2011 12:56 pm

    First give 1 mbps data service to all then talk of 50 or 100 mbps.

  • aks April 20, 2011 11:53 am

    any information of there launching time????

  • MaNoJ April 20, 2011 11:29 am

    Sureshkumar R :
    Let reliance will launch 4G soon, Then only we will get much competition in data market, Soo we will get 10p/m equivalent data rates, like 10Rs/1 GB..,

    lol… :)

    The same competition will not be happen in data market like voice market

  • BK April 20, 2011 7:26 am

    I think it is important to achieve high (good) speeds in the wired broadband sector first. Only when DSL speeds are good and cheap, will the wireless providers feel the heat. Luckily I dont need to connect my laptop on the move. My smartphone is just fine. I dont need more than 2 Mbps for my 3.5 inch smartphone, thats what 3g is doing now. But I want more speed for my DSL at home.
    Do you think 4G will take over home and small office broadband needs? Will the 20MHZ spectrum do the job? IS the LTE-TDD at 2300 MHZ good enough to penetrate thick Indian concrete walls? NO. Wired broadband will continue to grow. Unless the 700MHZ band is auctioned for 4G and people install 4G modems on their roof tops.
    Dudes…. Oh my TT dudes….

  • Sureshkumar R April 20, 2011 5:29 am

    Let reliance will launch 4G soon, Then only we will get much competition in data market, Soo we will get 10p/m equivalent data rates, like 10Rs/1 GB..,

  • Sureshkumar R April 20, 2011 5:29 am

    Let reliance will launch 4G soon, The only we will get much competition in data market, Soo we will get 10p/m equivalent data rates, like 10Rs/1 GB..,

  • Anirban Mukherjee April 20, 2011 12:37 am

    Ajay :
    Frequency as low as 20Mhz really great to get strong signals all over in less number of cellsites.

    Dude frequency is not 20Mhz…its the spectrum breath.

  • devx April 19, 2011 11:22 pm

    @S

    no dude he is right…..2-3mbps is the practical speed whereas 21 Mbps a theoretical speed with just 1 user.
    10 users downloading simultaneously makes the speed 1/10th.

  • Raghu April 19, 2011 11:16 pm

    3G is only not affordable to common man then how come 4g, let us wait and see what happens

  • Abhi April 19, 2011 10:55 pm

    S :

    ..JacK.. :
    3G providers claim that they give speed upto 21 mbps…but we get speed only upto 2-3 mbps…so even reliance said that speed will be between 50-100…but in actual, no one will get speed more than 10-20 mbps…and what about pricing…3G is still out of reach of common man (not affordable)…then whose gonna use 4G?

    Jack, 21 mbps is available provided the device supports it. Majority of the 3G devices support speeds ranging from 3.5 mbps to 10.2 mbps. Get your facts right.

    Jack is right i have tried Reliance,Docomo,Airtel,BSNL with my 21mbps modem but i could only get 3-4mbps speed max.

  • lovable April 19, 2011 10:49 pm

    S :

    ..JacK.. :
    3G providers claim that they give speed upto 21 mbps…but we get speed only upto 2-3 mbps…so even reliance said that speed will be between 50-100…but in actual, no one will get speed more than 10-20 mbps…and what about pricing…3G is still out of reach of common man (not affordable)…then whose gonna use 4G?

    Jack, 21 mbps is available provided the device supports it. Majority of the 3G devices support speeds ranging from 3.5 mbps to 10.2 mbps. Get your facts right.

    i have 21Mbps device but i dont get more than 2Mbps on 3G. now what you have to say about it..???

  • Ajay April 19, 2011 10:42 pm

    Frequency as low as 20Mhz really great to get strong signals all over in less number of cellsites.

  • Bhanu Sharma April 19, 2011 10:39 pm

    2g service to dhang se handle nahin kar sakte
    4G kya chalayenge……………

  • Bharat April 19, 2011 10:38 pm

    Nice to heard about 4G, It’s enough to us that we are entering in 4G/LTE in next year with the help of Private operators. Is it monopoly of Ambani family or PSU also got the 4G license for their respective areas?

  • munaf April 19, 2011 10:27 pm

    is it 2011 or 2012? can someone from TT clarify… because if i remember right RIL is launching it in end of 2011.

  • Saket April 19, 2011 10:22 pm

    This service will be provided by MUKESH AMBANI’s Reliance …
    .
    I hope it ‘ll be better…

  • vijay April 19, 2011 10:20 pm

    mr. HAFEEJ KHAN YOU ARE GETTING WRONG. 4G IS NOT PROVIDING 100 MBPS, ITS PROVIDING ONLY 100 Mbps. for your better information, laptops and desktop are more sufficients for this technology

  • ..JacK.. April 19, 2011 10:20 pm

    @S
    21 maps is available only in selected areas…not everywhere…

  • saurabh April 19, 2011 10:15 pm

    Nothing new , but happy telecom talk keep it eye on Ril-infotel 4G lte

  • arindam April 19, 2011 10:13 pm

    22 circle means including Assam,North-East..?

  • ulysses April 19, 2011 10:07 pm

    Not all 3 G providers give even 3 mbps.(with full signal)
    In south India ,there is no Reliance which is supposed to be fastest.
    But Airtel,Aircel,BSNL,Vodaphone has been checked out by me.
    In the case of BSNL new 3G (Limited plans) have up to 7.2 mbps profile.(you will get may be 3.5 to 5 mbps)
    Airtel gives around 3 mbps max and Aircel in the 7.2 mbps pack gives around 5 mbps.
    Among the four,I will say Vodaphone gave the best with out any special pack. Around 5 mbps.

  • Abadan Mohapatra April 19, 2011 9:45 pm

    Reliance Comm. is almost problematic in all areas, let’s see how this Reliance i.e. Reliance Ind. is performing. And of course, pricing of 4G is main concern.

  • S April 19, 2011 9:42 pm

    ..JacK.. :
    3G providers claim that they give speed upto 21 mbps…but we get speed only upto 2-3 mbps…so even reliance said that speed will be between 50-100…but in actual, no one will get speed more than 10-20 mbps…and what about pricing…3G is still out of reach of common man (not affordable)…then whose gonna use 4G?

    Jack, 21 mbps is available provided the device supports it. Majority of the 3G devices support speeds ranging from 3.5 mbps to 10.2 mbps. Get your facts right.

  • ved April 19, 2011 9:27 pm

    Reliance is bst…………..

  • Hafeez Khan April 19, 2011 9:10 pm

    I am eagerly waiting for this 4G Service, its incredible. I mean 100 M B P S !!! I could say No desktop no laptop only Android and Ipads.

  • ..JacK.. April 19, 2011 9:06 pm

    3G providers claim that they give speed upto 21 mbps…but we get speed only upto 2-3 mbps…so even reliance said that speed will be between 50-100…but in actual, no one will get speed more than 10-20 mbps…and what about pricing…3G is still out of reach of common man (not affordable)…then whose gonna use 4G?

  • Tremerin Dsouza April 19, 2011 9:01 pm

    Reliance will try to provide at least 25%-40% cheaper data rates as compared to 3g plans and pricing of LTE devices wont be too high as reliance will place bulk orders+subsidy.

  • suhas April 19, 2011 8:53 pm

    First the USB modem itself will cost around 10k then the price of data service Can middle class indians really afford it in first place

  • PD April 19, 2011 8:49 pm

    Does this means that subscribers can expect a WORLD CALL STATE OF THE ART 2G and an INDIAN-CLASS 3G ?

  • devx April 19, 2011 8:40 pm

    launch by end 2012?

    And are this photographs photoedited by TT or are they original….

  • hardeep April 19, 2011 8:39 pm

    woooooooow………… eagerly waiting for it to happen :)

  • adityanarayanan April 19, 2011 8:36 pm

    amazin news… i hope they create the worlds best network like they did in 2002 when reliance infocomm launched!!!

  • mohan s April 19, 2011 8:36 pm

    I am waiting for the this

  • max April 19, 2011 8:32 pm

    price is the key factor, even 3G is not for poor people. how they expect 4G. we are still strugling to get more than 2mbps. 50 to 100 mbps still a dream. even it will launch but best and low pricing will be the dream.