Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) spectrum holder Reliance Jio has finally revealed that it will be launching the 4G LTE services in India next year. Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani stated at the annual general meeting of the company that Jio will begin the expanded field trials of the 4G services in August 2014, which will continue until early-2015, following which the LTE services will be rolled-out in a phased manner across the country.
According to Mukesh, initially Jio 4G will be launched in 5000 towns and 215,000 villages but eventually its network will reach over 600,000 villages across the country. To remind you, Reliance Jio is the only service provider with pan-India BWA spectrum.
Ambani did not share any specifics about the 4G roll-out but as per previous reports the company has tied up with various content providers as well as manufacturers to provide content and 4G-enabled devices. Jio is likely to use both FDD-LTE and TDD-LTE technologies to provider 4G services in the country.