Reliance Jio plans to roll out 4G in all circles

Reliance Jio Infocomm said it is in a high state of readiness to start offering its 4G services, except for in four circles where it could take four to six more weeks to prepare the network. The announcement indicates that the Reliance Industries unit’s much-awaited commercial launch may be around the corner.

“We had thought that we would launch once our 850 MHz network was integrated, because we don’t want to be working on the network after the launch. But apart from that, our overall readiness is really high,” Anshuman Thakur, head of strategy and planning at Reliance Jio, told reporters on Friday. He was speaking at the first-quarter earnings briefing of Reliance Industries.

He said the company received the last of the required approvals from the telecom department on July 7 in the four circles of Rajasthan, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. “So it will take four-six weeks to deploy the network there. In all other circles our readiness is high,” he said, without specifying any launch date.