RJio, BSNL ink intra-circle roaming agreement for 2G and 4G services: Report

Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (RJio) and the state-owned service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has signed an intra-circle roaming agreement for 2G and 4G services. This will enable the BSNL customers to use RJio’s 4G services in roaming and RJio subscribers to use BSNL’s 2G network for making voice calls.


Commenting on the new partnership, BSNL Chairman and Managing Director Anupam Shrivastava said, “We are focused on creating value for our customers through expanding our outreach as well as strengthening our network capabilities, especially in terms of quality. This agreement should benefit both our customers and create a strong, seamless support for both the networks” reports PTI.

“We are upgrading our network which should take three months. After this BSNL customer having 4G handset will be able to use Jio’s 4G service on the rate that both the companies will finalize soon,” Shrivastava added.

BSNL is the fifth largest operator in India with a wide rural coverage of around 1.14 lakh sites. Besides RJio, Bharti Airtel, Aircel, and Vodafone India have also tied up with BSNL for 2G ICR services.

“This agreement is a continuation of our efforts to forge strategic partnerships with other telecom service providers to build a formidable nationwide presence. While we are creating a new-age network of our own, such agreements help our customers to stay connected while roaming,” said Sanjay Mashruwala, Managing Director, Reliance Jio.

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September 15, 2016 7:23 am 7:23 AM

In many places AVoID is desperately trying to convert 2G towers to 3G and 4G. I wonder where was this enthusiasm before? We kept complaining about lack of telecom infrastructure. Now all this incumbents swung into action with Jio’s arrival.

September 16, 2016 8:17 am 8:17 AM

2G must be closed after making sure that the coverage of 3G and 4G is same as 2G.

September 16, 2016 2:03 pm 2:03 PM

Not going to happen in this country at least for the next 20 years

September 15, 2016 12:35 am 12:35 AM

Till now I am unable to log into the Vodafone 2G network using the BSNL SIM.

September 15, 2016 12:31 am 12:31 AM

How can a BSNL customer use JIO 4G network without upgrading to 4G SIM?.

September 15, 2016 6:26 am 6:26 AM

Who told you so, 4g sim,3g sim,2g sim is just names given…it all depends on data stored inside the sim card. 128k,64k…..users have to get new sim or bsnl do something to latch on jio 4g network with old 128k or 64k sim.