Reliance Jio has been delayed yet again! In commercial roll out of the high-speed mobile internet service is reported to launch not before December 2016. The US based firm Bank of America-Merrill Lynch which has partnered Reliance in their project stated that the roll-out had been delayed due to certaintechnical difficulties.
Reliance had apparently soft launched their Jio services among its employees last December. While it helped Reliance to gain some media traction and generate much required hype, the facilities of the Jio failed to benefit more than just 1 lakh people across in India! Incidentally Mukesh Ambani had stated soon after the launch of the Jio services in close quarters that the commercial roll out will commence in February 2016. Sadly, that didn't turn up to be feasible.
"Despite completing an employee soft launch in December 2015, we don't yet have visibility on the timeline on the commercial launch by Jio," stated Bank of America-Merrill Lynch in an interview to DNA. They also stated that after conducting talks with their industry partners, Bank of America has decided to delay commercial roll out will the end of this year.
On the other hand, Reliance Jio competitor Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular has already rolled out their 4G services in various cities across India. The early launch will apparently give them an edge to tackle whatever Reliance Jio has to offer when it is eventually launched towards the fag end of this year.