Rcom now ready to upgrade GSM 2G/3G subscribers to 4G platform ?

Reliance communications the 4th largest operator by subscriber base which recently migrated its entire Pan India CDMA user base to 4G now seems to be in the mod of opening the upgrade route for its much larger GSM 2G/3G user base. The operator has sent out invitation messages via SMS which read to the same effect to its subscribers in Punjab circle and may soon do the same for other circles. The upgrade is applicable to Netconnect+ 3G data card users as well.


This is in line with the practice followed by incumbent operators when they upgraded their 2G/3G voice and data subscribers to the new LTE platform. Since Rcom has active and passive infrastructure sharing deal and network synergy with Jio, this could also hint at launching soon of Jio 4G commercial services as neither operator would want to lose out on the first mover advantage to the other.

Rcom whose merger talks with pure play CDMA operator MTS has come to a standstill may face further challenges if the court ruling is not in its favour, which could mean further capital expenditure in setting up its 4G network. Though the fact that it has liberalised spectrum in the 850 MHz band Pan India along with spectrum sharing deal with Jio in 21 circles will act as the silver lining. The merger deal with Aircel seems to be well on track and may conclude shortly.

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Pranab Kumar Ray
October 24, 2017 1:21 pm 1:21 PM

Upgrade my Sim 2G/3G to 4G

sarauddin molla
August 27, 2017 12:24 pm 12:24 PM

My 3g sim is swap in 4g

Krishna Ryali
August 23, 2016 10:58 pm 10:58 PM

Man!!! this is hilarious. Are they serious? How they cheated cmda customers after upgrading to 4G. They are so confident that they can cheat as many as they can?

Guys seriously we need to work against reliance. just start avoiding reliance’s products and services especially in insurance. You invest money and after many years they promise you will get big money. Now can you trust reliance? Most unreliable company. I got a call recently from reliance insurance and i clearly told them that i was cheated by rcom in 4G and now there is no way i can trust reliance insurance.

sarauddin molla
August 27, 2017 12:26 pm 12:26 PM

Thank you sar