New Delhi: Telecom company Reliance Jio will provide broadband internet services in 900 cities and towns using optical fibre for which it has finalised agreements with partners required for the roll-out.
"In addition to 4G wireless services, RJIL (Reliance Jio Infocomm) is rolling out high speed internet services via FTTx in over 900 cities/towns. The high-speed fibre connectivity will enable RJIL to provide a wide gamut of digital services across various sectors," RJio said in a report.
The company has completed a detailed planning for pan-India implementation of the infrastructure needed for the project.
On 4G services, RJio said it is looking to provide advanced voice calling service using voice over LTE (VoLTE) technology and the company has already showcased technology successfully with Chinese telecom major China Mobile in Barcelona.
"In addition to high speed data (internet) services, the 4G network will provide voice services from and to non-RJIL networks," RJio said.
It added that company has also finalised some vendors for 4G devices at affordable rates and is in process of selecting some more.
The company has already launched free wi-fi spots in eight locations at Ahmedabad and nine locations at Baroda and Surat.
"High-speed internet trials have been provided to over 55,000 unique devices since the launch. Users are provided 72 hours of free usage which can be extended through reactivation," it said.
RJio recently won spectrum in 1800 Mhz, widely known as 2G spectrum, for Rs 11,054 crore in 14 service area. This spectrum can now be used for 4G services.
"RJIL plans to provide seamless 4G services using FDD LTE on 1800 Mhz and TDD LTE on 2300 Mhz through an integrated ecosystem," the company said.