There is some updates regarding Reliance Jio’s roll out plans as Tarun Jhunjhunwala, the business head and state mentor for eastern zone at Reliance Jio Infocomm shared company’s plan during the inauguration of a community policing and security servicing programme at Kolkata.
As he said, the roll out will be done in Delhi, Mumbai and Jamnagar at one-go. Though he does not reveal the launch date, the company is looking to reach in all metros be the end of first quarter of 2014.
Kolkata and West Bengal may get 4G services from Reliance Jio by the end of this year. The company is on gear – setting up 3000 towers across 56 towns and cities and 5,500 km of high speed optice fibre cables to be laid. Half of these OFC will be laid in Kolkata proper and greater Kolkata. 300 km of OFC has already been laid.
Reliance Jio will invest Rs 3000 cr in West Bengal; there will new 5,000 jobs to be opened with the 4G roll out. Company plans to invest Rs 3000 – Rs 4000 crore in other eastern states in next 2 years.
The services will be available on smartphones, smart TVs, internet dongles and tablets. Currently the company is in talks with several vendors to supply to customer-end devices. Regarding the pricing he said, ” We want to take this technology to your living room at a very affordable price. We will change the game,”
China Mobile to Test LTE-TD by Next Month: Ecosystem to be Mature Fast, Cheaper Handsets
There is 4G forecast which says 57% of 4G customers will be on LTE-FDD networks, while 52% will on LTE-TD. The LTE-TD ecosystem is still be to that much mature compared to LTE-FDD ecosystem. To boast India’s as well as global LTE-TD ecosystem China Mobile is going to conduct a customer trial of LTE-TD in Shanghai next month. As soon as China Mobile, world’s largest telecom operator on subscriber base start rolling out commercial services with sourcing LTE-TD handsets – it will push the vendors to reduce the price of such handsets. All Indian 4G players are waiting to see an affordable 4G handset to tap price-sensitive Indian market.