Reliance Communications

Reliance Communications (RCom) is expected to unveil India's first Apple iPhone running its CDMA network on 28 June.

Technology website BGR citing sources confirmed the launch of the CDMA iPhone in the country and said RCom will kick-start new marketing campaigns on Friday along with the unveiling of the phone. There is no information on the pricing and network's availability for the new iPhone in the country.

Earlier this month, the same website had reported that RCom and Apple are entering a new partnership to announce the CDMA iPhone in the country.

"The official announcement will happen tomorrow that will be aided by a marketing campaign," BGR reported adding that the "CDMA iPhone is most likely to be locked to RCom's network unlike the GSM variants that are available unlocked in the open market."

RCom along with Apple also announced a new service plan, according to which, iPhone users under RCom network will get to enjoy up to 50 percent discount on data service on 3G connectivity.

"There will be around 140 million more smartphone users in India over the next two or three years. We are gunning to get 40 million of them," said Gurdeep Singh, chief executive (wireless business), Reliance Communications.

"The definition of a subscriber ARPU is dead, it is now the screen size that determines the ARPU. The larger the screen, the more the ARPU," he added.

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