Reliance Jio’s deployment of 150,000 small cells is largest in the world: Senior VP of Wireless networks

By November 6th, 2015 AT 11:32 AM

Reliance Jio Infocomm, the country’s only pan-India license holder of broadband wireless spectrum, is deploying 300 small cells per day and plans to increase it to 1,700 small cells in order to meet its long-term goals, according to the company’s Senior VP of Wireless networks, Tareq Amin.

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RCR Wireless reported that Jio’s network plans include the deployment of 150,000 small cell, which is largest such deployment in the world. “To meet the lofty targets, Jio created its own automated workflow that allows every employee to access small cell data from a tablet,” the report added.

Small cells not only improve building coverage and capacity but positively impact the capacity of the outdoor macro network. Due to the low power requirement these solutions are environment friendly and have least radiation. These equipments also help telcos save and utilise its biggest asset ‘Spectrum’.

Jio, a Mukesh Ambani-owned company, last year acquired a stake in Israeli company Airspan, which has been providing small cells to the telco. Amin, as per the report, said that there were a plenty of small cells in the company’s warehouses ready to be deployed, even as the company faces issues such as power stability that are hindering the goals from being met.

Jio’s network strategy also includes more than 100,000 macro sites, 500,000+ Wi-Fi access points and more than 234,000 Kilometres of fiber to be deployed in the next three years. Amin also said that Jio is targeting to more LTE subscribers than all of the U.S. telcos combined in the next two years.

A report by Bank of America Merrill Lynch recently said that Jio will be leading the country’s 4G LTE market with 40 percent market share by 2019-2020, while the share of Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular will reach 60 percent by 2019-20, up from 53 percent in 2016-17,

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Qualcomm Small Cells – Looks Small but Brings Network Close to Users 4G (India) is Operated in Different Frequencies 700Mhz to 2300Mhz The Higher the Operating Mhz the Lower the Signal Penetrates into Indoor Buildings. Almost 80% of the Mobile Traffic Happening in Indoors. To Meet the Demand for Indoor Users Where Signal Damps Over 10,000* times Below the Actual Emitted from BTS When it reaches Indoor Users. Small Cells are the Solution. Small cells are Like Wi-Fi Range Extender Repeater but Wi-Fi only Increase Coverage but Small Cells Do More in Increasing Coverage, Capacity, Reliability, Speed N More. For… Read more »

Jyotirmoy Manna
Jyotirmoy Manna

Got more enriched. Thanks.

Jibin John
Jibin John

Will Reliance Jio start it’s 4G service by June 2016? Or airtel will dominate the 4G market for couple of months?

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