Jio VoLTE Basic Feature Phones for Rural India with 2G Coverage

Reliance Jio was able to acquire 800MHz spectrum in 13 of India’s 22 circles. It is yet to orient this network for rural coverage. The company also signed spectrum sharing and spectrum trading agreements with Reliance Communications to complete pan-India 800MHz spectrum footprint. Jio is awaiting clearance from the Competition Commission of India.

Jio plans to roll out 4G VoLTE-enabled feature phones at Rs 999- 1,800. Insiders report indicate the following about Jio’s 4G feature phones. Jio is looking to launch two variants under the LYF brand. One with a Qualcomm 205 chip and another with Spreadtrum chip. The phone could have the following specifications – 2.4 inch display, 2 MP front and rear camera, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. It could have (more…)

Ambani’s RoI speak Decoded – More Jio4G Plan, Apps Subscriptions

jio-4g-more-plansImmediately after the launch of Reliance Jio’s Plans, we justified on how these plans are to just test the waters of incumbents A-Vo-Id Telecom Lobby led by Airtel. We listened to Reliance Chief Mukesh Ambani’s AGM statement again where he mentions Jio is targeted to achieve high-teen returns (only generated by Airtel today). We thought for a while on how this can be achieved and it looks reasonably doable over the next 24 months.

Telecom Analysis today is all about Network Capacity Framework the findings of which seem to have been confirmed by Idea cellular the just in time execution master with (more…)

Reliance Jio 4G Activating 1 Lakh SIMs Every Day, Reach 5 Mn Subscribers

jio-4g-sim-activationTelecom Analysts conducted sales and distribution channel check to understand consumers’ response to RJio’s recently launched Welcome Offer, wherein users can access free pan-India voice and data services.

Jio 4G SIM Cards are currently distributed only via the Reliance Retail channel Only. Distribution in mom-and-pop and modern stores will be started in 15-20 days. RJio has mapped 2.5lac SIM distributors, and over the coming quarters, it is expected to reach closer to the current number of (more…)

Jio Gets Aggressive to Push VoLTE SmartPhones

Long Queues for JIO SIMsAkash Ambani managed Reliance Jio Infocomm has launched VoLTE service [Mobile Voice] on a unique ecosystem (850 + 1800/2300MHz) along with 4G Mobile Broadband. A very small number of smartphones will currently work on the Jio ecosystem (<5mn), as <3% of the smartphones have VoLTE capability. However, Reliance insiders say that, Jio has a large inventory of LYF branded phones. In order to encourage VoLTE penetration, we see the possibility of Jio subsidizing the LYF handsets, which may act as a catalyst for increased smartphone growth.

Currently there is awareness about 4G phones and consumers are demanding future ready smartphone (i.e. 4G over 3G), there (more…)

Reliance Jio Lyf Mobiles Unable to Shake the Market

Jio LyfReliance Jio Infocomm is yet to commercially launch service after 6 years of acquiring 2300Mhz spectrum in June 2010. As the company is now looking to integrate Reliance Communications’ 850Mhz spectrum as a part of its network offering, we expect commercial launch to take approximately 6 more months.

In the interim, JIO has launched a wide range of LTE devices under its LYF brand name starting at a price band of INR3,999-5,499 for LYF Flame. In the mid-range RJIO has Wind phones which is in price band of (more…)

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