Reliance has been in the news lately for their upcoming 4G service in India. They have been slowly rolling out the 4G service via LYF smartphones that’s costing more than expected. But what really shocked us today is, Reliance is all set to provide 4G at Rs 93 for 10 GB data on the Reliance Jio network for its CDMA users.
While other providers like Airtel, Vodafone, Idea etc. are looting money by over 4G services by offering 1GB of data at around Rs. 250, Reliance is all set to disrupt the market again with Reliance Jio. It’s not the first time they are doing it, remember those Rs. 500 Reliance CDMA phone?
Rs. 93 for 10 GB data on a 4G network. What’s up Reliance Jio?
As per the sources,
RCom has written to the Department of Telecom, informing (the department) that it will be using Reliance Jio Infocomm 4G network to provide 4G data service to its CDMA customers from next week. Only those CDMA customers who opted for the upgrade will get the service.
There are around 8 million CDMA customers on Reliance network and over 90% of them are already opted for the 4G service upgrade.
The Reliance Jio is expected to roll out in 12 circles — Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, UP East and West, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar in the next few weeks. It is expected to expand the similar services to Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Rajasthan by mid-July upon DoT’s approval.
Reliance communications have acquired the rights to provide 4G services on the 850 MHz band spectrum in 20 circles by paying over Rs 6,600 crore. The same agreement will be shared with Reliance Jio in most telecom circles. Being a sole ruler in this segment, one can expect a better speed and connectivity on both RCom and RJio 4G network.
The company is also slowly rolling out its 4G service to GSM customers, but only upon the purchase of LYF smartphones currently. It is expected to throw open to other smartphone users pan India by mid-August via Reliance Jio.
India is finally all set to see the revolutionary shift in internet segment. All thanks to Reliance Jio for its offering over low bandwidth and hence allowing Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) on its network. Hope they stick with the plans at least this time as the company has already postponed the launch a couple of times.