Jio not ready for a commercial launch in Rajasthan, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala

Jio Infocomm’s head of strategy and planning Anshuman Thakur told media that the company is ready to start offering its 4G services, except for in four circles—Rajasthan, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala—where it could take four to six more weeks to prepare the network, indicating that the commercial launch around the corner. Jio has received approvals from the telecom department on July 7 in the four circles of Rajasthan, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, according to Thakur.


“We had thought that we would launch once our 850 MHz network was integrated, because we don’t want to be working on the network after the launch. But apart from that, our overall readiness is really high,” Thakur was quoted as saying to Economic Times.

Reliance Jio Friday said that it now has over 1.5 million test users on its network in the country. The telecom operator, which is currently offering services under a test program, revealed that the average monthly consumption per user has reached in excess of 26 GB. It also said that the average voice usage per month is over 355 minutes.

According to media repots, Jio has invested around Rs 1.34 lakh crore of the Rs 1.5 lakh crore for setting up its network, on spectrum and other expenses. The 4G entrant will spend the rest to expand coverage to 90% of the population over two years from the date of the launch from the 70% it has already achieved.

“Capital expenditure for this fiscal year through March 2017 stands at $3-4 billion..Jio debt stands at Rs 42,000-43,000 crore. This is mostly rupee-denominated since the business is domestic,” Thakur was quoted as saying.

Reliance Jio currently has total liberalised spectrum holdings of 846.10 MHz in the 4G bands of 2300 MHz, 1800 Mhz and 850 MHz. The telco had entered into agreement with RCOM for sharing of spectrum in the 800 MHz band across 21 circles.

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[…] Even the launch on August 15 is unlikely to be a full-fledged launch. According to Reliance Industries officials, who wish to remain unnamed, several retailers are yet to receive their retailer SIM cards. They are also deprived of the necessary back-end distribution team for distributing the SIM cards. The network is also not ready for a launch in several states like Kerala and Tamil Nadu. […]

July 21, 2016 11:30 am 11:30 AM

Just in: I was able to generate the bar code in Lenovo K4 note and the thing is , it is valid too. Just got the option to geta jio sim.??

July 17, 2016 4:08 pm 4:08 PM

will they sell outdoor cpe for remote customer device like rcom cdma or airtel router which have rj11 port for connecting basic phone…as my parents don’t how to use smartphones…they are used to rcom cdma fixed phone…so if rjio provide same or wifi router like airtel

July 18, 2016 8:59 am 8:59 AM

Leave rcom. They have only 1band in 4g while jio has 3.So jio is performing much better