Reliance Jio
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Reliance Jio Infocomm, the telecommunications arm of Reliance Industries Ltd(RELI.NS), will raise $1.5 billion from 26 banks to refinance loans it took up in 2010, the company said in a statement late on Monday.

The refinancing comprises $1 billion with a total maturity of 5.5 years, and $500 million, with a total maturity of 7 years, the company said.

In September, Reliance Jio had said it had raised a $750 million loan from Korea Exim Bank to finance the purchase of telecoms infrastructure from Samsung Electronics (005930.KS).

Reliance has said it will invest over $11 billion for its 4G telecoms service as the business beefs up infrastructure ahead of a nationwide rollout next year.