Reliance Jio Infocomm, the telecom arm of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has cleared its mode of operation by finalizing on the key pacts that will drive the company once 4G services are rolled out all over the country. It has decided on the key agreements with its technology partners and device manufacturers prior to the launch of its 4G services. Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and managing director of RIL has said that the project has acquired the basic infrastructural requirement for its launch across India. He also stated in the Annual Report for 2012-2013 that Reliance Jio Infcomm Ltd (RJIL) will provide reliable and fast internet connectivity to citizens across the country.
“RJIL has completed the detailed planning for Pan India implementation of the infrastructure needed for the project, “he said. He also added that RJIL has also finalized key agreements with its technology partners, service providers, infrastructure providers, application partners, device manufacturers and other strategic partners for the project.
Speaking about the enormous potential waiting to be captured by 4G services, Ambani emphasized on the fact that India has the capability and talent to surpass the world and become a leader in the delivery of digital content. In 2001, there were less than 5 million mobile phone users, while today India has more than 860 million mobile users. However, the same rate of growth has not been achieved in the growth of broadband connections. “Today, broadband in India has only around 1 percent market penetration as compared to other countries”, Ambani said.
RJIL is the sole player telecommunication player in the market today that owns Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) spectrum that will be helpful in providing fast Internet connectivity across the country.
RJIL has decided to provide reliable , fast internet connectivity across the country and offer end to end solutions that addresses the entire value chain across various digital services in key domains of national interest such as education, healthcare, security, financial services , government –citizen interfaces and entertainment.
Further plans of RJIL are to use Time Division Duplex-Long Term Evaluation (TDD LTE) technology for its nation-wide next generation network deployment to provide connectivity and related digital services to its customers.
Overall, the launch of 4G services is not the only package coming fromRJIL, but it will focus on providing all the components of the entire digital value chain.