Reliance Industries, the parent of Reliance Jio, today told investors that the company is now in the process of expanding its test launch beyond its employees and that this will gradually be expanded to full operations.
“The launch is now being expanded to others in the eco- system. This test program will be progressively upgraded into commercial operations in coming months,” the Mukesh Ambani led company said.
Reliance Jio had launched its services for group employees, partners, vendors and associates on a trial basis on 28th December 2015.
“Over half a million users have been on-boarded on the network,” RIL said.
“The initial feedback is very encouraging and has established smooth operations of all aspects of the network. All the digital applications have also been tested extensively as part of the employee launch program.
“The average monthly consumption per user is in excess of 18GB within the first month of service and is increasing rapidly. Average voice usage is over 250 minutes within the first month.”
It also noted that it had entered to two spectrum agreements with Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications in addition to the trading agreements already disclosed.
“RJIL has entered into agreements with RCOM for change in spectrum allotment in the 800MHz band from RCOM to RJIL across 9 circles and sharing of spectrum in the 800MHz band across 17 circles,” it said.
Reliance also said that the sharing agreement will be extended to the balance circles as well once approvals are received from the Government.
“RJIL will have pan-India spectrum in the 800MHz band in addition to 2300MHz band. Only RJIL is using sub-GHz spectrum band for LTE services in the country today,” he added.
“The combined spectrum footprint across frequency bands provides significant network capacity and deep in-building coverage for Reliance Jio.”
VISUALITY AND AFFORDABILITY
The company again emphasized that it will not be just another telecom operator, but will set itself in both network quality and affordability.
“RJIL envisages to usher in the era of “visuality”, where video will replace voice as the new communication medium,” it said, adding that Jio will have “one of the most comprehensive and powerful video networks in the world.”
“RJIL’s customer offering is built on four key strategic dimensions viz widest coverage of LTE services, substantially superior network quality, transformational data capacity and affordable services,” it said.
It also said that it will use LTE, fiber and Wi-Fi across the country.
“This type of broadband access network offers high capacity, low latency services at an affordable price, a first for most Indian customers.”