Reliance Jio says its small cell network carrying over 350 TB of data, 5 million VoLTE calls daily

Reliance Jio’s 4G LTE small cell network comprising thousands of Airspan small cells is carrying more than 350 TB of data and terminating more than five million VoLTE calls daily, the company said in a statement.

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The 4G entrant, which is now serving over 100 million customers across India, said that its small cell deployment would help its self-healing Heterogeneous Network or HetNeT to transition to 5G technology seamlessly. Jio is experiencing an unprecedented rate of data adoption and usage.

Reliance Jio and Airspan are working together to deploy a network of small cells and small cell backhaul products in total to provide coverage and capacity for delivering high-speed broadband data, voice, and digital services across India. The two companies have partnered through an extensive design, development, integration, and deployment cycle in record time to create a cost efficient indoor capacity tool for use today.

“The design provides a strong path towards 5G with the same tools and building blocks, allowing a further quantum leap in capacity,” a statement said.

“The deployment has completely changed the traditional macro-centric deployment models by leveraging a Smart HetNet model supported and orchestrated by a cloud-centric SON framework. e are driving a digital platform and broadband network movement to meet the expectations of a data hungry nation,” Reliance Jio’s president Mathew Oommen said in a statement.

Oommen said that the small cell deployment had enabled the telco to proactively and rapidly address data demand through targeted deployments.

Also read: Reliance Jio’s Tariff Plan to Improve Industry-Wide ARPU Over Longer Term: Moody’s

“Airspan thrives on invention and disrupting outdated traditional equipment manufacturers. This is our exclusive mission. The accomplishments with Jio make us very proud, and we are grateful for the trust and cooperation that has been extended by the phenomenal Jio team,” Eric Stonestrom, Airspan’s CEO said.

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Airtel and other networks gonna have a really hard time to survive in this industry due to Jio. Jio is reaching out everywhere to improve it’s technology.


This deployment of small cell is absolutely path-breaking… These are technologies which will embrace future technologies. The world is no more talking about 5G, they are completely tsunamied by recent developments in Terahertz. Terahertz (or) 6G is the technology which is spoken loud and clear. Other than some initial 5G deployments which will happen due to already made investments, the rest of the world will jump directly to Terahertz. Hope Jio moves to Terahertz completely skipping 5G. Currently, Jio’s coverage is patchy and it must improve the coverage to stay float after 1st April. 90% of Jio SIMs are basically… Read more »


+1 gr8 post

Kirti Khurana

+1 keshav


Before TT pins LTE-A phones, 1st TT should pin your comment for many more to read..! Thanks for that… I am with Oneplus3 and long back I read LTE-A is enabled in Delhi/Mumbai city. Why Jio is so reluctant to enable at all places?????


++1 Keshav
Are Samsung Note 4 and honor 5X – LTE-A (VoLTE supported phone)??


Honor 5x supports as of September 2016

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