To widen the 4G coverage across India, in-building penetration and to provide highest 4G data speeds, regardless of the user’s location, Indian telecom operator Reliance Jio has partnered with Samsung to launch the I&G (Infill & Growth) Project. The project aims to upgrade the current LTE services across India and in future bring 5G connectivity in India.
The I&G project will effectively utilise the spectrum in the 850MHz, 1800MHz and 2300MHz bands to offers seamless indoor and outdoor coverage in dense urban areas. It also aims to extend Jio’s network in the rural area, thereby reaching to over 90 percent of the Indian population. The project plans to expand both the current 4G network capacity as well as network coverage across India.
“We successfully achieved 100 million subscribers in 170 days. It was possible because we introduced a truly effective LTE service, Pan-India” said Jyotindra Thacker, President of Reliance Jio Infocomm. “We are committed to bringing game-changing digital experiences to India with superior ecosystems, mobile content, all-IP networks and ongoing process innovations” he added.
Reliance Jio recently announced that it crossed the 100 million subscriber milestone within a short period of 170 days. Thanking the 100 million subscribers, the operator has announced Jio Prime membership, where you can continue enjoying the Jio Happy New Year offer another year or till 31st March 2018.
Samsung already provides Jio with LTE core, base stations and solutions required for VoLTE services. The company also offer massive deployment services for establishing a nationwide 4G LTE network for the operator.
“The massive deployment of over a million cells across India is especially remarkable. We will strive to create new paradigms for LTE-Advanced Pro and 5G by closely cooperating with Jio as a unified workforce,” said Youngky Kim, President and Head of Networks Business at Samsung Electronics.
Samsung is one of Jio’s strategic partner in India and the relation dates back to 2012. During that period the two companies signed a turn-key agreement covering the entire scope of the network, ranging from equipment to establishment and maintenance services.
Samsung provided professional services that enabled Jio to offer superior service to its subscribers. This includes Samsung VoLTE, Quality Monitoring and Analysis (VoMA) and Cognitive Traffic Monitoring and Optimizer for a superior user experience. It was through Samsung’s VoMA that the steady management of high traffic in data-dense environments was enabled by Jio.