The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has assigned signalling point codes to Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd for launching its national long distance (NLD) and international long distance (ILD) services. The codes have been allotted in Mumbai, Delhi, Karnataka and Kolkata. Signalling Point Codes are required to establish interconnection between two networks.
The codes have to be used within six months, or they would be withdrawn, according to the regulations under which they were issued. Reliance Jio has pan-India 20 MHz broadband wireless access (BWA) spectrum in the 2,300MHz frequency band in 22 telecom circles and 5-7MHz spectrum in the 1,800 MHz band in 14 circles which it plans to use for offering high-speed 4G services in 2015.
Reliance Jio was the only operator to acquire pan-India 4G spectrum during the $8 billion BWA auction in 2010. The operator has since signed infrastructure sharing deals with a number of major players, including Indus Towers, Reliance Communications and Bharti Airtel’s infrastructure arm Bharti Infratel.
Earlier, the company had also sought regulatory approvals to merge its two subsidiaries, Infotel Telecom Ltd and Rancore Technologies, with itself. Reliance Jio holds a unified licence, Infotel Telecom has licences for long-distance telephony licences and Rancore is an R&D unit