Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL) has been proudly waving about its license to thrill – a pan India unified license which will allow the company to deliver all its telecom services under this permit. A subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), RJIL can now boast of having a single license for all 22 service areas in India.
The network operator’s claim to Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) spectrum across the aforesaid 22 circles means it can also offer 4G services in these regions. In fact, the company has been moving in this direction for quite some time now. RJIL and Reliance Communications (RCom) had previously announced a deal of Rs 12,000 crores between them. This would let the two companies share RCom’s telecom tower setup.
The news came after a similar understanding between the two over the latter’s optic fiber network. With regards to RJIL’s move after winning the unified license, it has swept its current ISP license as well as BWA spectrum (does not include Global Mobile Personal Communication by Satellite Service) under this permit. Well, 4G is relatively new to the country and it makes sense for telecom giants like these to jump into the race on time.
RJIL inked the unified license deal with the Government of India, Ministry of Communication & IT, Department of Telecommunication on October 21 of this year.