For all of our readers who have desperately been asking for the official launch date of Reliance Jio, we finally have some good news. Reliance Industries Limited, in an official mail to its employees said that it will launch its telecom venture- Jio at a launch event in Mumbai on 27th December 2015, the launch will also mark founder Dhirubhai Ambani’s birthday on December 28. The launch will be hosted by Bollywood star feature Shah Rukh Khan, who will be joined by music maestro A.R Rehman.
The company will launch Jio services to its employees first, the mail said. “We want every member of our family to participate whether in person or virtually through a Jio telecast beamed live to over 1000 locations across India,” Mukesh and Nita Ambani, said in the mail.
Reliance Jio is the only pan-Indian 4G operator, and holds the highest amount of liberalised spectrum among telecom operators which can be used for deploying any technology for mobile services. It has a total of 751.1 MHz spectrum across 800 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2300 MHz bands, and plans to provide seamless 4G services using LTE in 800 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2300 MHz bands through an integrated ecosystem.
The telco recently started beta-testing 4G network. It also launched a total four smartphones aptly named- LYF Water 1, LYF Water 2, LYF Water 3 and LYF Earth 1, under the Lyf brand. Chinese handset maker ZTE is currently making VoLTE-ready 4G smartphones for Reliance Jio’s Lyf handset brand, a report by Credit Suisse revealed.
Esmail is our very own in-house spectrum specialist. He is passionate about Telecom, DTH and OTT video streaming apps. When not writing an article, you can find him binge watching shows on Netflix while sipping on a cup of coffee.