Reliance Jio Will be the Holder of the Largest Quantum of Liberalized Spectrum and Can offer 2G, 3G and 4G Services

Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director Reliance Industries today said that Reliance JIO will be the holder of the largest quantum of liberalized spectrum and can offer 2G, 3G and 4G services and with the longest residual spectrum life.

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Reliance JIO has  acquired spectrum in 14 key circles across India in the 1800 MHz band in the recently concluded spectrum auction conducted by DoT. It has entered the voice segment (Voice over LTE) for the first time and bought more spectrum to offer that for around Rs 11,054 crore.

RJIL has acquired the 1800 MHz spectrum at 31% premium to reserve price. Winning bidders ofthe 900 MHz spectrum paid between 55% to 110% premium over the reserve price.

Reliance JIO (RJIL) plans to use this spectrum, ranging from 2×5 MHz to 2×7 MHz in each of these 14 circles, in conjunction with its pan India 2300 MHz 4G LTE spectrum to address the expected surge in demand for digital services as well as to enhance in-building coverage.  RJIL plans to provide seamless 4G services using FDD-LTE on 1800 MHz and TDD-LTE on 2300 MHz through an integrated ecosystem, company said in an official statement.

Reliance Jio plans to offer voice and high speed 4G data services on one technology standard to retail customers and to enterprises on another.The GSM 1800 MHz band spectrum that it has just purchased can be interchangeably used between second-generation voice services and 4G services.

RJIL is deploying an enhanced packet core network to create futuristic high capacity infrastructure to handle huge demand for data and voice. In addition to high speed data, the 4G network will provide voice services from / to non-RJIL networks.

According to Reliance JIO, there are several mobile phones and devices available today which have the capability to operate both TD-LTE and FD-LTE technologies in the 1800 MHz and 2300 MHz bands as well as conventional 2G / 3G networks. Rapid strides in global LTE rollouts and introduction of several new chipsets is making LTE enabled smart mobile phones and devices more affordable.In any case, Wi-Fi enabled 2G / 3G device can access RJIL’s services through an affordable pocket router.

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Amarinder Singh
February 15, 2014 10:14 pm 10:14 PM

reliance is regular provider of poor services ………they are just money makers, not thinks of public welfare like TATA’s ……we see them like chor’s

February 15, 2014 8:30 pm 8:30 PM

More 10 years required to launch… 4years already gone.

February 15, 2014 12:23 pm 12:23 PM

reliance is a chor. anil and mukesh ambani both…

February 15, 2014 2:23 pm 2:23 PM

and you miss dhiru

Kaushik Roy
February 14, 2014 10:48 pm 10:48 PM

Can any one comment what is RCOM strategy ? They win only 600 Khz in Mumbai in 1800 Mhz band. They already lost huge customer due to deactivation of inactive Numbers.
What is their plan ?
Will Mukesh purchase Anil ??

February 14, 2014 7:50 pm 7:50 PM
Circlewise Data for 2014 auctions- Results for 900 MHz band- Delhi Circle- Total Spectrum- 16 MHz (All sold)- Airtel- 6 MHz, Vodafone/Idea- 5MHz, Winning Bid- Rs.740.96 crores per MHz. Mumbai Circle- Total Spectrum- 16MHz (All sold)- Vodafone- 11 MHz, Airtel- 5 MHz, Winning Bid- 563.09 crores per MHz. Kolkata Circle- Total Spectrum- 14MHz (All sold)- Vodafone- 7 MHz, Airtel- 7MHz, Winning Bid- Rs. 194.63 crores per MHz. Results for 1800 MHz band- Andhra Pradesh- Total Spectrum- 22.60 MHz (All sold)- Airtel- 8.8 MHz, Idea- 6 MHz, RJio- 5.8MHz, Uninor/Telewings- 1.4 MHz, Vodafone- 600 KHz, Winning Bid- Rs. 32.60 crores per… Read more »
February 15, 2014 1:04 am 1:04 AM

Dude plz say now who r all going to provide 3g service in KARNATAKA??????

February 15, 2014 8:01 am 8:01 AM
Dude, all operators in Karnataka will focus only on 4g as spectrum won in1800 does not have ecosystem for 3G services I.e no handsets available in world to work on 1800 MHz. This spectrum is a only useful for 4g and 2g service and advance lte. With this spectrum won in Karnataka-Jio, airtel, vodafone and idea can launch 4g. But now there is another hurdle I.e 2015 lic of airtel and idea getting expired and idea communicated that they have purchased spectrum keeping in mind 2015 renewal as we’ll. so let see if idea will use this spectrum for 2g… Read more »
Saumik B
February 14, 2014 10:29 pm 10:29 PM

This kind of analysis i was waiting for… Telecomtalk could not do this.

February 15, 2014 2:53 pm 2:53 PM

Really bro?.It was Saurabh who came out with this data first and a random commenter like”qwerty” has simply done “cut copy paste”.If you really want to appreciate someone,appreciate saurabh because his comment is original.

February 14, 2014 7:36 pm 7:36 PM

I was eagerly waiting for rjio in Rajasthan but they did not showed interest here even 10 mhz went unsold. Weak financial based aircel got spectrum to improve service. I think docomo may acquired by rjio because they stopped completly selling their gsm products in Rajasthan.

karandeep singh
February 14, 2014 6:38 pm 6:38 PM

muje ek doubt hai kyonki agar reliance jio ne videcon ko take over kar bhi liya ton punjab me fer se kahin idea-spice jaisa case naa ho jaaye. idea ne 3g license 2010 me liya tha lekin abhi tak 3 g service nahi launch huyi

February 14, 2014 6:34 pm 6:34 PM

Great news. Now all we need are cheaper phones supporting both FDD-LTE and TDD-LTE to drive 4G.

February 14, 2014 4:29 pm 4:29 PM

RELIANCE JIO holds 5.5Mhz spectrum on an average per circle.
Do you think this amount is sufficient to serve 2G service?? is this amount sufficient to match the coverage of AVOID ???


February 14, 2014 5:35 pm 5:35 PM
@Krish, Reliance has LTE spectrum in 2300 MHz also and not all people will want 4G on mobile and company knows it. So the demand will be scattered between only data users and Data+Voice users and it is enough to have this amount. Moreover 4G phones with LTE- 1800 support costing over 25K right now. So there will not be a hurry on customer’s end too. In future if they need it still spectrum is left and companies are available to be sold. If utilized efficiently 5.4 or 5.6 is also good and in heavy users areas company have the… Read more »
Keshav Jha
February 14, 2014 8:12 pm 8:12 PM

My Nokia Lumia 625 supports LTE over 800, 1800 &2600 Mhz and I bought it for 14k only. So phones with LTE over 1800 Mhz will now be available in near future starting from 10-12k.

vikas pakhe
February 21, 2014 12:09 am 12:09 AM

Unfortunately the indian version of lumia 625 don’t support LTE bandwidths. I guess the only supporter is the iPhone 5S and 5C????

February 14, 2014 6:36 pm 6:36 PM


Actualy, i’m from a sub-urb area. Here, signal of RCOM is
bad. As Rel Jio tied up with Rcom for tower, therefore my concern is whether the signal of Rel Jio will be same as Rcom or not..!!

February 14, 2014 5:02 pm 5:02 PM


Its more than enough to provide 4g and thats wat they are aiming at…
The voice part of the service would be a fallback switching to 2g or 3g for calls.As you know its liberalized spectrum and so they can use it to deploy anything however they wont be interested in Just 2g.Thats for sure but why do u need 2g if u get better and faster services at the same cist?

February 14, 2014 3:20 pm 3:20 PM

I’m not too sure but there are high chances that Rel Jio must have aggresively bid for 900 MHz just to inflate the prices and make the AVOID bleed further, and then withdraw from that band and concentrate on 1800. What this will do is (in most probability) force AVOID to raise call/data rates to pass on the burden to customers, whereas Rel Jio can offer much cheaper tariffs and attract customers. If this was their strategy, they have come winning out of it.

February 14, 2014 3:42 pm 3:42 PM

that only can be the case…else JIO has enough money at disposal to bid for all service areas.if they went for 1800 its only because its well positioned and less costly compared to 900MHZ


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