Reliance Jio plans 10-12 times faster 4G broadband

Reliance Jio Infocomm, which haspan-India spectrum for 4G wireless broadband services, plansto provide connectivity speed to subscribers that will be10-12 times faster as compared to 3G networks.

"We are practically achieving a speed of 49 megabit persecond downlink (download), and uplink is between 8-9 mbps.Theoretically, the present set up that we have, can achievespeed of 112 mbps downlink," said an RJIL official.

At a speed of 49 mbps an user can download a full movie,which is generally of 600 megabyte size, in about 2 minutes.The average top speed of 3G network is pegged at 4 mbps.

Reliance Jio plans 10-12 times faster 4G  broadband

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RJIL is the only company in India to have nationwide 4Gspectrum. It holds large chunk 20 meghertz in one frequencyband known as wireless broadband access (BWA) specturm. It hasbeen allocated 2.2 crore numbers to start its services.

The company is running trial of products including phoneand TV services that it plans to provide through 4G network.RJIL will provide outdoor customer premise equipment(CPE) that will connect to its mobile tower.

"There will be wire which will run into house ofcustomers from this CPE that can be connected to variousdevices and create a local wi-fi network for people to access

broadband. There will be a set-top-box that we will providewhich will facilitate both broadband and television services,"the official said.

The STB has been developed on Google's Android platform.Besides CPE, RJIL has plans to connect to those homeswhich won't get strong signals with optical fibre network.Gearing up to foray into TV services market, Reliance JioInfocomm (RJIL) has loaded 150 channels that it will provideacross all devices ranging from mobile phone to TV sets usingits high speed 4G network.

"We have almost all leading TV channels across all genresfrom leading houses- Sony, Zee, TV18, Star and others. This istrial phase and we will add more channels as we get ready forcommercial launch," said another official.

He said its TV service will have a 'Catch UP' featurethat will allow users to see programmes of the past 7 days."We have our data centre ready which will automatically storethese content."India's cable TV market had more than 9.6 croresubscribers till the end of December 2012, followed by DTH

services with over 5.45 crore.

The 4G network based 'Jio Television' can serve as thirdalternative for Indian consumers, the official said, withoutspecifying the time for its commercial launch.

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Updated Date: Dec 21, 2014 01:32:31 IST

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