Reliance Industries to start 4G trials

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Reliance Industries to start 4G trials

  • 2012-04-01 05:34:43
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News / Telecom Reliance Industries to start 4G trials
Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries is slated to start trials for its 4G network based on LTE technology in April in its Jamnagar complex if a report from Daily News and Analysis is to be believed. Only last month, Reliance announced that it would start trials for a 4G network with the hub being Nagpur. The company is already in talks with various telecom equipment makers including Huawei which holds 50% of the world’s market share for LTE equipment, ZTE and Alcatel Lucent for network rollout and consumer devices.

Knowing that low cost and high speed is the key to success in this market, RIL will be touting speeds of up to 50 – 100 Mbps on its network, which are at least seven times faster than the current 3G speeds in India. It is also planning to launch low-cost data cards and Android-powered tablets, priced between ₹ 3,000 ($60) – ₹ 8,000 ($165), to capitalise on the price-sensitive market in India. Previously we have even heard rumblings about Airtel planning to launch its 4G LTE network ops in Kolkata.
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