Reliance Communications from next week forwards will start offering 4G service using Reliance Jio network to its CDMA clients in select circles at a starting price of Rs. 93 for 10GB.
Reliance write to the Department of Telecom, “RCom has written to the Department of Telecom, informing the department that it will be using Reliance Jio Infocomm 4G network to provide 4G data service to its CDMA customers from next week. Only those CDMA customers who opted for the upgrade will get the service”
To the 8 million RCom’s CDMA customers, over 90 percent have chosen for the offered upgrade to 4G services, the data shared by the company with Department of Telecom presented.
Reliance Communication will provide 10 GB of 4G data at the starting price of Rs.93, which is severely lower by about 94 percent than that of its competitors offering 4G service. In most circles, the rates will vary between Rs. 93 and Rs. 97 per 10 GB, as per the rate distributed on the Reliance Communication website.
According to the letter to DoT, Reliance Communication will launch 4G data service in 12 groups – Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, UP East and West, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar.
In the mid of the July, the company will expand service to six more circles – Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Rajasthan – but only after DoT’s approval.
Rcom has plans to offer 4G service using Reliance Jio data network on a pan-India basis by mid-August.
Reliance Com has opened its 850MHz band range in 20 circles by paying over Rs. 6,600 crore and put in place variety exchange and sharing agreements with Reliance Jio in most telecom circles.In the other two circles, RCom had purchased opened range in the 850MHz band through auction in March 2015.
As per the reliance declared, Older CDMA handsets of Reliance Communication customers will not work on the new network as it is being improved to 4G. Reliance Communication will phase out CDMA technology over the next couple of months.
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