Reliance Jio Infocomm mentioned that network rollout has been substantially completed across India. It has employed a large number of testers across the country. The beta program is to be ramped up in the next few weeks. Jio will be a pure 4G-LTE player with day-1 capacity to support 200mn subscribers; 85% coverage likely vs mandatory 80%.
Jio has demonstrated pan-India Lawful Intercept and Monitoring (LIM) facilities for LTE data and voice video & messaging, plus ILD services, to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT). It has completed the acceptance testing of its network in all circles with the DoT for intra-and inter-circle MNP. Jio has completed interconnect with all operators across circles. No issues were faced in the interconnect of VoLTE calls with 2G/3G networks.
Jio has built 250K route km of fiber and a pan-India IP network. It plans to roll out 75K sites and double its domestic fiber portfolio to provide fixed and wireless connectivity. Rjio is rolling out Wi-Fi hot spots as well as last-mile connectivity for FTTH.
Jio will have direct physical presence with a pan-India network of >1,000 Jio Centers. The distribution network will include 0.5mn connectivity outlets plus 1mn recharge outlets at launch, distributed customer care, and support infrastructure setup.
Reliance has been awarded an in-principle license for a payment bank and has brought in SBI as a JV partner with 30% stake. Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. has started testing its mobile wallet service, Jio Money Merchant, meant for
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