Indian operator Reliance Jio Infocomm has announced plans to launch 4G services in no fewer than 800 cities across the country between April-June 2015, according to a report in the Business Standard, as covered by Total Telecom. According to the source, the carrier intends to offer dongles and mobile Wi-Fi routers in the launch phase, giving users a more cost-effective way of accessing 4G than via an expensive smartphone. Reliance Jio was initially expected to launch 4G services in March 2014. The report quotes the company as saying: ‘We are currently in the process of conducting our service field trials across multiple towns and cities, as well as in-house. During this period, we are introducing our services to small groups of people who will offer us feedback, so that we can develop a robust service platform and then scale up our services.’ It is understood that Reliance Jio will offer real-world speeds of between 16Mbps-18Mbps, with peak burst speeds of up to 50Mbps. Further, the same report says that under phase two of its launch, the operator is also looking to offer fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) services at speeds of up to 100Mbps.