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Reliance Communications and Reliance Jio entered into 4G spectrum sharing agreement

India: Reliance Jio, a Mukesh Ambani-led telecom company entered into the strategic partnership with Reliance Communications. The aim of the partnership is to provide high-speed telecom services in the country.

The partnership agreement focuses on change in spectrum allotment from Reliance Communications to Reliance Jio in 800 MHz band across nine cities. In addition, the agreement also covers sharing of spectrum across seventeen cities in 800 MHz band.

The two companies also intend to enter into reciprocal Intra Circle Roaming arrangements, stated the company officials.

The strategic partnership will support Reliance Jio LTE services rollout, providing greater network coverage and excellent service quality.

According to TechSci Research, this partnership between the two companies will result in collaboration of their network synergies and increase the network capacity. On the other hand, the two companies will able to save considerably on network operating cost.

Further, the Reliance Communication customers will get benefitted from the access of Reliance Jio 4G LTE network under the ‘reciprocal sharing’ and ‘Intra Circle Roaming’ strategic agreement. However, these agreements are subject to the approvals and liberalization of Reliance Communications’ 800 Hz band spectrum.

Further, ‘Indefeasible Right of Use’ for inter-and-intra city optical fiber networks across the country, and sharing of telecom tower infrastructure agreements.

TechSci Research recently published a report, “India Optical Fiber Cables Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020” which depicts that the existing network of copper cables is being overhauled by using advanced fiber optic technology. Also, to address the soaring demand for high-speed data transmission, the government of India along with telecom giants is investing substantial capital in upgrading the country’s telecom infrastructure.

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