Reliance Jio likely to launch 4G services in Delhi and Mumbai by September: Report

Reliance Jio likely to launch 4G services in Delhi and Mumbai by September: Report
Telecom arm of Reliance Industries, RJIL, is likely to launch its 4G services by September this year starting from Delhi and Mumbai.

"Reliance Jio is engaged in building up team for telecom services which is almost done. Telecom services are likely to be launched in third quarter of 2014 i.e July-September period starting from Delhi and Mumbai," a source privy of the development told PTI.

RIL has already announced in July that it will add 7,000 employees taking total headcount at company to 10,000 in 2014-15.

(Also see: Reliance Jio Infocomm gets unified licence for nationwide 4G services)

No immediate comments were received from the company.

RIL may share details of services launch in June.

RJio started first trial of its 4G services in Delhi, Mumbai and Jamnagar. The Department of Telecom has allocated 22 million numbers for launch of services.

The source added that company is evaluating devices of Korean firm Samsung and Chinese company ZTE for its customers.

After launching service in Delhi and Mumbai,the company has identified Southern part of India as high revenue generating market followed by West, North and East.

The company has prepared its network architecture plan under which it will provide booster antenna kind of device.

This antenna will receive signal from mobile tower and a cable from this antenna connect a set-top-box or a modem kind of device inside home that will create wifi network for telecom service inside home.

The STB has been developed on Google's Android platform.

Besides customer premise equipments, RJIL has plans to connect to those homes which won't get strong signals with optical fibre network.

RJio also has plans to launch TV services through its 4G network.

Gearing up to foray into TV services market, Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJIL) has loaded 150 channels that it will provide across all devices ranging from mobile phone to TV sets using its high speed 4G network.

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