On Sunday , 27th Dec 2015, the Reliance Industries Ltd. announced the launch of Reliance Jio 4G services for use by over 1 lakh Reliance employees and their families across India.
Reliance Jio offers 4G LTE connectivity for data and voice, currently the fastest and latest generation of cellphone network coverage. Reliance Jio’s full-scale commercial launch will be a pan-India one, offering only 4G LTE connectivity and expected by March 2016.
According to a press statement issued by Reliance, employees spread across a 1,072 centers throughout India, and one in Dallas, US, connected to the launch event at Reliance Corporate park in Navi Mumbai on Reliance Jio’s own network.
Through two way video conferencing, Reliance Industries Limited Chairman & Director Mukesh Ambani interacted with employees watching the event from distant places. The event was hosted by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and music director A R Rahman.
“Friends, today on the eve of the 83rd birthday of Dhirubhai, it is my proud privilege to invite all our Reliance families and friends to be the first to experience Jio’s services,” said Ambani.”While you enjoy Jio Digital Life, I am also counting on you, as part of my family, to be part of co-creating the best experience for all our customers. I am sure that when you experience the next generation service of Reliance Jio -you will spread the word.”
Watch Mukesh Ambani talk at the Reliance Jio Launch event:
According to field’s trials by brokerage firm Credit Suisse, Download speed on 4G network of Reliance Jio during its beta-test phase peaked at 70Mbps but remained in 15-30 Mbps range on most occasions. Reliance Jio holds the highest amount of liberalized spectrum among telecom operators which can be used for deploying any technology for mobile services. It has a total of 751.1 MHz spectrum across 800MHz bands.