Reliance Communications (Rcom) today announced that it has ties up with Tata Docomo (Tata Teleservices) and Aircel to provide 3G roaming services to each others customers using their network across country.
Reliance Communications (RCom) and Aircel have spectrum and licences for 3G services in 13 out of 22 telecom circles while Tata Docomo (Tata Teleservices) has 3G spectrum and license in 9 circles.
"We are delighted to be the first operator (apart from Govt operator BSNL/MTNL) to offer 3G national roaming to our customers in partnership with other telecom firms having state-of-the-art 3G networks.
"These alliances will further consolidate RCom's position as the leading data operator in the country and will help the Company improve its post-paid and Corporate customer market share," RCom's Chief Executive Officer for Consumer Business, Gurdeep Singh, said in a statement.
RCom circles comprise Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Punjab, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand, Orissa, Assam, North East and Jammu & Kashmir.
With this 3G Roaming Inter-circle ties up, Reliance Mobile gets access to 5 uncommon telecom circles - Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu (including Chennai), Kerala and UP East where Aircel has 3G spectrum and licenses. While with this agreement with Tata Docomo gives it access to Maharashtra and Goa, Gujarat, Haryana and UP west.
With this mutual partnership, Aircel and Tata Teleservices (Tata Docomo) get access to most expensive service or premium circles (in terms of 3G services) of Mumbai and Delhi where Reliance has 3G spectrum and services.