Reliance Industries Telecom wing Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL) on Thursday established a new partnership with Tower Vision India to share the tower infrastructure of the latter in the country for the upcoming 4G services.
Tower Vision has a portfolio of 8,400 towers in India. With the latest deal, RJIL's total towers for the 4G services has reached 1, 88,400. The company is also in tie up with Bharti Airtel, Reliance Communications, Viom Network and American Tower Company in India for tower sharing.
"We are committed to offer our customers wide coverage of high speed 4G networks...we are continuing to build this through a combination of towers that we are constructing on our own and those that we are renting. Our partnership with Tower Vision is another step in this direction," ET quoted Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited Managing Director, Sanjay Mashruwala.
Currently, Reliance owns pan-India airwaves in the 2300 MHz band and 2G spectrum /1800 MHz band in the country. Reliance Jio is expected to roll out the fast and latest 4G network in the country by September 2014.
An earlier report had suggested that the company would initiate the 4G services in Delhi and Mumbai and then extend it to the southern parts of the country.
Currently the company is said to be studying the devices of Samsung and ZTE in the country. The 4G services of the Reliance company is likely to come with upto 49 Mbps speed, which is 10-12 times more than 3G mobile Internet speed.
Earlier in February, Bharti Airtel, country's largest private telecom operator launched India's first 4G on mobile services in Bangalore. Although Bangalore is the first city to get the service, it is currently offered only on Apple iPhone 5S and 5C.