Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (“Reliance Jio”) and ATC India, one of the independent tower companies in India, have signed a tower sharing agreement. As part of this agreement, Reliance Jio would utilize the telecom tower infrastructure of ATC India to launch its services across the country.
ATC has a portfolio of 11,000 towers in India. Sanjay Mashruwala, Managing Director, Reliance Jio said, “We at Reliance Jio, want to provide innovative and empowering products, services and content to every Indian. To this end, we are committed to creating a cutting edge network for high speed 4G. Our relationship with ATC will accelerate the rollout of these services across India.
“There is considerable pent up demand for data and 4G has tremendous growth potential. We, at ATC India, are delighted to offer our countrywide network infrastructure to help Reliance Jio in its aggressive nationwide roll-out. This master contract recognizes ATC’s high level of customer service and operational efficiency. We believe this will strengthen our foothold as the leading independent tower company in India.” said ATC’s Chief Operating Officer, B. Ramanand.
Reliance Jio is the first telecom operator to hold pan India Unified License. This license authorizes RJIL to provide all telecommunication services except Global Mobile Personal Communication by Satellite Service. RJIL holds spectrum in1800 MHz (across 14 circles) and 2300 MHz (across 22 circles) capable of offering fourth generation (4G) wireless services.
RJIL is setting up a pan India telecom network to provide to the highly underserviced India market, reliable (4th generation) high speed internet connectivity, rich communication services and various digital services on pan India basis in key domains such as education, healthcare, security, financial services, government citizen interfaces and entertainment.
The company already has agreements with Reliance Communications for sharing of RCOM’s extensive intercity and intra-city optic fiber infrastructure of nearly 1,20,000 fiber-pair kilometers of optic fiber and 500,000 fiber pair kilometers respectively and 45,000 towers.
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