Reliance Jio to Launch 4G Services by December End

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio Infocomm will be launching its 4G services in select regions by the end of this month. The company will be rolling out its services in Mumbai on 28th December. It is already running a number of trial projects. Recently, it began beta tests by offering the services to its employees free of cost.

The pan-India commercial launch will take place in the first quarter of the Financial Year (FY) 2016 – 2017 after the company has established a reliable and stable network.

Network Tests

Bank of America- Merrill Lynch (BoFA-ML) conducted tests on the Reliance Jio network. It stated that Reliance Jio offered speeds between 18 Mbps and 30 Mbps inside buildings and on the move, while the speed was between 60 Mbps and 70 Mbps outdoors.

Brokerage firm, Credit Suisse also conducted tests of Reliance Jio network. It said that the call experience on the network was seamless and there were no glitches on calls made between Reliance Jio and other telecom operators. Analysts at Credit Suisse described the Reliance Jio results to be impressive.

Reliance Jio provided download speeds from 15 Mbps to 30 Mbps in and around Mumbai, even while commuting. At this speed, a movie may be downloaded in less than 3 minutes. The network’s peak speed was 70 Mbps, at which users can download a movie in just half a minute!Most 3G networks offer speeds below 2 Mbps. Speeds of Reliance Jio network were found to be faster than most of the other service providers, as per reports from Credit Suisse.The company further stated that Reliance Jio is largely focussing on urban areas for its launch and it enjoys good coverage in such locations.

During the recent beta test, Reliance Jio found data download speeds to be between 45 Mbps and 70 Mbps. According to Chairman Mukesh Ambani, Reliance Jio is the most ambitious plan of Reliance Industries and it will become one of the best networks in the world, with world-class services. Reliance Jio’s upcoming focus will be on pricing and marketing execution. The company has already made an investment of INR 95,000 crores to establish the country’s largest 4G broadband network.

Reliance Jio Quiz Contest

Reliance Jio has begun an awareness drive about Long-Term Evolution (LTE) among its employees. The company’s employees are asked to participate in a quiz contest. The staff will be quizzed about 4G, spectrum, spectrum bands, and spectrum sale, among others.

“It’s an internal awareness test. However, it’s not mandatory to appear for the contest,” a source from Reliance Jio said. The online quiz contest is scheduled for coming Saturday. The questions have been drafted in a casual and informative way. The source informed that 60% of the employees have shown their interest in the quiz contest.

The questions are related to 4G technology, benefits of 4G, LTE devices, 4G operators in the world and common terms. The contest will be held phase-wise and zone-wise. The winners of the contest will be awarded 4G-enabled smartphones including iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S, loaded with Reliance Jio 4G services.

Summary

Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited will be launching its 4G services in select regions by the end of December.

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