Further strengthening its telecom infrastructure, Reliance Jio Infocomm has signed another telecom tower sharing agreement, this time it is being signed with Ascend Telecom Infrastructure Pvt Ltd.
As part of this agreement, RJIL will utilize the PAN India tower infrastructure of Ascend Telecom to launch its much awaited 4G LTE services in the country. Ascend is one of the innovators in the wireless infrastructure space and has more than 4500 towers spread all across the country.
Speaking on this development, Sanjay Mashruwala, Managing Director, Reliance Jio, said, “Our partnership with Ascend Telecom is a combination of our efforts to forge strategic partnership with key tower infrastructure companies with a view to build formidable nationwide network. Ultimately,it is our network foot-print that will deliver our customers the geographical freedom they need to avail our high speed services.”
“Our 12 years experience in the market, coupled with strong relationships with mobile networks operators and equipment suppliers, allows us to bring improvement and innovations right across the value chain. We are excited about the opportunity to partner with RJIL for their launch of their 4G services,” said, Sushil Kumar Chaturvedi, Director & CEO, Ascend Telecom.
It is important to note that, this is RJIL’s fifth tower infrastructure sharing partnership as the company has already signed similar agreements earlier with Bharti Airtel, Viom Networks, ATC India and Tower Vision for utilizing their tower infrastructure.