Reliance Jio Infocomm Issued 2.2 Crore Numbers for 4G Mobile and Data Services, Number Series Starts from 70

India’s Department of Telecom (DoT) has issued 2.2 crore mobile numbers to Pan India BWA 4G spectrum and license holder Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJIL) which paves way for the company to launch its 4G services.

Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd 4G

Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJIL) rapidly deploying its infrastructure across 20 cities initially and set to launch its 4G LTE service for mobile customers over LTE enabled smart-phones as well as Only data customer via 4G dongles.

According to our sources, DoT allocates 22 million numbers (2.2 crore numbers) in 70 series for all 22 circles to Reliance Jio Infocomm to launch its 4G services.

The number series were issued to RJIL on the subsequent day after its signing the Network Infrastructure Sharing agreement with Bharti Airtel.With this deal, RJIL in future can also have access to 2G and 3G airwaves, OFC network held by Airtel in all circles.  Bhari Airtel, on the other hand, can access the RJIL’s 4G spectrum in areas where it does not hold these airwaves to offer seamless 4G coverage to its customers across India.

Reliance Jio is only company having pan-India broadband wireless access spectrum that can be used for 4G data and mobile services

RJIL also tested some 4G LTE smartphones from Samsung, LG, ZTE, Huawei and other Indian smartphone vendors such as Micromax on its 4G LTE network and may offer Co-branded Smartphones, Internet Access Devises – Tablet with reverse bundling offers.

This Article Was Written By: Sanjay Bafna

Sanjay Bafna - National Editor (Telecom and Mobile Phone)

Sanjay Bafna is an entrepreneur and National Editor at TelecomTALK covering Mobile Operators, 3G, Broadband, 4G, LTE, Telecom Policies & Regulations and Mobile Phones. He is well known Telecom and Mobile Analyst, Love Tea and Chocolates.

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  • roopnath February 28, 2014 8:19 pm, 8:19 PM

    When we get in our state(AP), we are very much interested in this Mukesh Ambani’s product.

  • adil December 13, 2013 12:33 am, 12:33 AM

    i guees coverage should be fine coz from 3g band its just 200mhz above and in some country 4g is deployed over2600mhz more than indian band and from 3yrs reliance is lying optical fibre but in case of 3g after they got license service was provided with shity coverage but rijl has taken 3yrs so coverage should not be issue only thing is cheap device with solid specification and battery should be and one big thing that is UNLIMITED net plan if they even have problem then at least unlimted night plan may be…..
    lets see finger crossed…

    • vineesh pv December 13, 2013 12:00 pm, 12:00 PM

      2300mhz band has lesser coverage than lower frequency bands
      Lower frequency =higher wavelength that travel more and penetrate more but high radiation though.

  • Weir December 12, 2013 10:57 pm, 10:57 PM

    Whatever happens I wish they will atleast come to my city Solapur in Mahrashtra but I know they dont…We people in Solapur dont even have Bsnl Evdo…Thats a big Shame

    • Jay December 13, 2013 7:00 am, 7:00 AM

      Migrate to Nagpur, pune or Mumbai. You will get all you want :P

      • weir December 13, 2013 10:08 am, 10:08 AM

        Just saw Fibre Optic Wire being laid in my city too…lolz
        Cant Wait For Jio

        • Jay December 13, 2013 12:33 pm, 12:33 PM

          Cool … :)

  • Arshad December 12, 2013 9:29 pm, 9:29 PM

    from when we indians are waiting for unlimited 3G.

  • Akhil Mohan December 12, 2013 9:13 pm, 9:13 PM

    The coverage is a concern because its in 2300MHz band. We already know of the coverage in 1800 Mhz and 2100 Mhz band .

    Second concern is the speed. In 4G if we are still getting like 2Mbps, then its waste.

    Third concern is how high the tariffs will be. Anything above Rs 500 for 2GB will result in slow adoption to 4G.

  • SS December 12, 2013 8:06 pm, 8:06 PM

    Its really good to see that 4g customers will not have any trouble roaming across india. India is going to have a solid 4g infrastructure in coming days like that of united states.

    The only thing which worries me is the frequency band on which its operating hope the coverage is going to be fine.

  • Deepak Sharma December 12, 2013 7:41 pm, 7:41 PM

    1 chorrrr is coming with another chorr to provide 4G servies…….

  • Ganesh Srinivasan December 12, 2013 7:25 pm, 7:25 PM

    I think there will be few things unique in their offering – like one all India number (unlike circle wise number now) and hence roaming goes off in one stroke; bundled data cum voice plans etc

    • soumya December 12, 2013 8:23 pm, 8:23 PM


      • Ganesh Srinivasan December 12, 2013 8:56 pm, 8:56 PM

        That’s Reliance, they will do the unexpected

  • vsk December 12, 2013 6:53 pm, 6:53 PM

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  • Esmail December 12, 2013 6:07 pm, 6:07 PM

    Hoping that this sharing of infrastructure doesn’t turn into cartelisation in the long run, competition is what brings out the best offering, if both arch rivals shake hands the common man will be at loss.

  • Pratik December 12, 2013 5:43 pm, 5:43 PM

    does that jio logo shown by TT will be reliance jio official logo?

    • Sanjay Bafna December 12, 2013 6:00 pm, 6:00 PM

      Yes, officially shared by Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJIL)

      • Sahil December 12, 2013 10:02 pm, 10:02 PM

        It has been provided by Reliance in the press release of the Bharti-Jio deal.

  • Pratik December 12, 2013 5:41 pm, 5:41 PM

    so do those number serieses are 7000-7021 ?

  • Sreenivasa Reddy December 12, 2013 4:57 pm, 4:57 PM

    Is the deal available for the AndhraPradesh ? Hope that this will be available to the people of AP also.

  • Arif December 12, 2013 4:55 pm, 4:55 PM

    But recession is going on, will 4G take off efficiently?

  • Kingston December 12, 2013 4:11 pm, 4:11 PM

    Don’t worry first one or two years we can enjoy low tariff with Reliance JIO but once they got enough customer they will close all cheap tariff plans.

  • Raghu Hyderabad December 12, 2013 3:30 pm, 3:30 PM

    @ Sanjay Bafna Ji

    Which are the 20 circles mentioned in the post ? Does it include AP as well?

    • Sunderpanther December 12, 2013 4:54 pm, 4:54 PM

      It will be nice to have Hyderabad also in that list of cities :) Can we port into Reliance Jio????

    • Sanjay Bafna December 12, 2013 6:01 pm, 6:01 PM

      Initially 20 Cities,

  • Abhishek December 12, 2013 3:21 pm, 3:21 PM

    so when we can expect Reliance Jio to launch in beta mode/ soft launch ?

  • Shiv December 12, 2013 3:21 pm, 3:21 PM

    Wow!! Great!!

    Now their pricing is the only concern…post their tie up with Airtel.

    Kudos Bafna ji, I have observed one thing, you always are the first one…not only here…but across industry to break news first.

    Way to go!

    • Sanjay Bafna December 12, 2013 3:37 pm, 3:37 PM

      I’m really touched by your kind words, thank you so much :)

      • younus December 12, 2013 5:52 pm, 5:52 PM

        that’s why we are regular readers of TT
        we love you all. .

        request : its been around 8 moths yet your site not remember my mail I’d
        each time pinning is painfull .


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