The Department of Telecom has issued 2.2 crore mobile numbers to Reliance Jio, which is planning to launch 4G services in India soon, according to a PTI report. RJIL has Unified Licence which allows it to provide mobile phone services as well and is the only company that has pan-India broadband wireless access spectrum that can be used for 4G services. The company had recently tied-up with Airtel to share infrastructure (optic fibre, submarine cable network, towers) and spectrum (2G, 3G, 4G ropaming data). This was essentially an expansion of an earlier partnership between Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel in April this year, for international data connectivity. Jio also has an agreement with Anil Ambani’s Reliance Communications for sharing its nationwide inter-city fibre optic network infrastructure, and tower infrastructure within India. Recent Reliance Jio News: December 2, 2013: Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJIL) signed a deal with Samsung to procure BTS infrastructure for its 4G rollout, according to an unconfirmed report. Reliance Industries’s was earlier in talks with Samsung to buy LTE handsets, but apparently that deal fell through over pricing issues.Read more November 7, 2013: Reliance Industries’ payment solutions subsidiary Reliance Payment Solutions Ltd received prepaid mobile wallet license by the Reserve Bank of India, for a prepaid payment instrument called ‘Jio Money’. Read more October 25th, 2013: Reliance Jio migrated its existing ISP license along with Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) spectrum to the Unified License regime with authorization for all services except Global Mobile Personal Communication by Satellite Service (GMPCS) under Unified License in all service areas. Read more August 6, 2013: Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL) apparently had talks with the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) for the…
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