Soon the Indian telecom industry will all be battling in the 4G spectrum level. Heading towards the same direction, Reliance Jio Infocomm today announced that the company has decided to use the mix of airwaves owned by the company to offer both high-speed data and voice services.
In fact one of the leading telecom service provider in India is building "futuristic high-capacity infrastructure to handle huge demand for data and voice" using fourth-generation technology, a Reliance Jio spokesman said.
He further added, "In addition to high-speed data, the 4G network will provide voice services." Experts, however, maintain that at present the company owns spectrum in the 2300 Mhz and 1800 Mhz bands and its cost to roll out services will go up by 35-40%, which will stop Reliance Infocomm from offering low-cost voice services. Reliance Jio also said that the rapid strides in global 4G technologies have made these devices more affordable.
Moreover, wifi-enabled second and third-generation devices can only access Reliance Jio's services through an affordable pocket router, the spokesman reportedly said.
The service is expected to launch by the end of 2014.