One of the biggest corporate banners in India, Reliance Industries Limited has finally let the rabbit out of its hat by announcing that it has launched the much-anticipated 4G LTE service under the banner of Reliance Jio. The service is currently open to all the Reliance employees, which totals to about .1 million people here in India. The announcement was made on the eve of the 83rd birthday of Mr Dhirubhai Ambani, the founder chairman of the group. In close attendance were several celebrities such as Mr Shah Rukh Khan, Sachin Tendulkar while many more took to Social Media to wish Reliance group on the momentous occasion.
It was expected that Reliance would open the gates of the service for general public around this time, but due to some technical glitch with the 2300 MHz spectrum, the same has been delayed to at least March-April of 2016. Reliance Jio currently has 2300 MHz spectrum across India and 1800 MHz spectrum in at least 14 circles. They also own the 800 MHz spectrum in at least 10 circles. This delay in launch puts Reliance behind the competitors like Airtel, Vodafone and Idea as the fourth telecom operator to bring 4G LTE to the Indian consumer. In a statement, the following is what Reliance Jio said:
Never before had there been such a mammoth employee launch in the history of Corporate India. By throwing open the Jio services to all its business partners, and its vast number of employees and their families spread all across India, RIL will be making the optimal use of human resources to ensure that the last and the slightest wrinkle would be smoothed out to perfection before Jio launches its all-India commercial services. Nothing is being left to chances. It is a glowing testimony to the company’s commitment to provide consumers with an exhaustively tried and tested, highest quality digital services.