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Reliance Jio's 4G to change telecom landscape

Mukesh Ambani's telecom venture gears up to launch 4G after five years of acquiring licence

Reliance Jio, Mukesh Ambani, Shah Rukh Khan, 4G
Reliance Industries Limited Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani with actor Shahrukh Khan at the launch of Reliance Jio's 4G services for its employees in Mumbai. Photo: PTI

The landscape of Indian telecom industry is set to change in the next couple of months with Reliance Jio (RJio) geared up for the commercial launch of its 4G services, after five years of acquiring the licence. RJio, run by Mukesh Ambani, has been acquiring spectrum in other bands since 2010 when it first got 20 MHz each of 2,300 MHz in 22 circles. The company’s 4G services have been delayed because of various reasons such as 2,300 MHz not an ideal band for the launch owing to penetration in indoors and coverage issues. Though, it has done a soft launch of the services in ...