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Reliance Jio Infocomm previews 4G services and details speed expectations

6 Jan 2014

Reliance Jio Infocomm, the telecoms start-up of Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) which secured pan-India 4G spectrum in 2010, has given a preview of its 4G services, India’s Economic Times reports. With the company showcasing services including live TV, video on demand (VoD), video calls and video streaming over its wireless broadband network at an event in Mumbai, Reliance Jio Infocomm said it was using the event to gain customer feedback with a view to improving its commercial products.

In a separate report the Economic Times noted that Reliance Jio Infocomm has detailed the speeds it expects to offer to consumers when it does launch. Commenting on the downlink rates offered by its network, an unnamed official at the operator was cited as saying: ‘We are practically achieving a speed of 49Mbps downlink, and uplink is between 8Mbps-9Mbps. Theoretically, the present set up that we have, can achieve speed of 112Mbps downlink.’ With regards to connectivity, the company has also confirmed it will provide external customer premise equipment (CPE) that will connect to its mobile tower. "There will be wire which will run into house of customers from this CPE that can be connected to various devices and create a local Wi-Fi network for people to access broadband. There will be a set-top-box that we will provide which will facilitate both broadband and television services,’ the source said.

India, Reliance Jio Infocomm (Jio)

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