Reasons why Reliance Jio is offering its Wi-Fi Services Pre-launch

Reliance Jio has initiated its Wi-Fi services in many state capitals and tourist locations before its commercial launch. Places like Bhubaneswar, Surat, Mussoorie, Kolkata, Lucknow, Baroda and Ahmedabad already enjoy high-speed Wi-Fi services. Some other cities will also be added the list in a couple of months.

This indicates that the company is rapidly expanding its Wi-Fi facilities. The reasons for this are discussed below.

Receive feedback

The pre-launch deployment of services will help the company to test them. Reliance Jio will take feedback from users from different cities. It will understand how its varied applications pertaining to news, education, entertainment, business, payment and healthcare are performing in different places at varied speeds. Reliance Jio will then be able to improve and upgrade its services and provide a seamless and superior experience while formally launching the services.

Compete with BSNL

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is quickly installing Wi-Fi hotspots. It has already installed 300 hotspots in 25 cities. The company has aimed to install over 1,000 hotspots before the end of this financial year. To give a stiff competition to BSNL, Reliance Jio is installing Wi-Fi hotspots in different locations of the country.

Popularize 4G

Reliance Jio will be launching its commercial 4G services. It has planned to conserve 4G spectrum. It wants to popularize the use of 4G, which is being done by the Wi-Fi hotspots. Reliance Jio holds 2300 MHz spectrum all over the country and 800 MHz and 1800 MHz spectrums in 20 regions out of the total 22. The company will be using these spectrum bands to offer efficient 4G services using Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology. This will help Reliance Jio in the future as users may conserve on the licensed spectrum and make use of unlicensed spectrum. It will increase their time of using the services. After 4G LTE service is launched, Wi-Fi and LTE networks will work smoothly together.

Smart City initiative

The government has launched its Smart City program. The Ministry of Urban Development has also given the names of 98 cities that will be transformed as smart cities. Reliance Jio is planning to go to the next phase as soon as the proof of concept for smart cities is confirmed. To reach there, the company will have to initiate Wi-Fi service. Thus for pushing the Smart City program, Reliance Jio is targeting different places for offering its Jionet Wi-Fi services.

Services of Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio is offering its Wi-Fi services in Hazratganj area of Lucknow; Governor House Road, Gopabandhu Chowk, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) and Surya Nagar areas of Bhubaneshwar; Mall Road, Nagar Palika building, Gunhill and Landaur Bazar areas of Mussoorie. Mussoorie is the first hill station to get high-speed Wi-Fi service.

Reliance Jio has set up a network of around 2.5 lakh route kilometers of fiber optics. This will serve as the backbone of Digital India. Besides, Reliance Jio will increase this fiber footprint by twice in the next 3 years.


Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited is rapidly deploying its Wi-Fi services in different cities of the country to get a feedback, compete with other companies, popularize 4G and push the Smart City initiative.


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