Pan-India tower infra sharing pact will drive speedy rollout; cut capital costs, environmental impact
Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (‘Reliance Jio’) is all set to launch its services across India using telecom-tower infrastructure provided by Viom Networks.
Under a Master Services Agreement, Reliance Jio will use Viom Networks’ Pan India Passive telecom infrastructure having a footprint of over 42,000 telecom towers spread all across the country.
“This agreement is in line with our mission of a Pan India launch spanning next-generation voice and data services and leveraging existing telecom infrastructure,” said Sanjay Mashruwala, Managing Director, Reliance Jio. “We look forward to partnering with Viom Networks for rolling out services across the country.”
Reliance Jio holds a pan-India Unified License and is currently building a network to offer next generation high-speed data services. The company believes that the Indian market is highly underserviced. There’s thus a deep demand undercurrent for 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 mission therefore, is to provide anytime, anywhere access to innovative and empowering digital content, applications and services, thereby propelling India into a global leadership league in the digital economy.
“From a conventional tower company, we are transforming ourselves as an innovation-driven, data-centric infra solutions provider,” said Syed Safawi, CEO, Viom Networks. “We are delighted to partner with Reliance jio and offer our countrywide network infrastructure. Our consistent delivery of high network up time, on-time reliable project delivery capability, and optimal operation and a maintenance cost offer a great value package.”
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