The 4G service operator, Reliance Jio on Friday tested its 4G network at the Techfest, the annual science and technology festival of the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai campus, by running trials of video calls and Jio Television service and more. They also reportedly demonstrated couple of wireless machines that measures blood pressure and records data in the cloud, mobile phone-based urine analysis, etc.
The company also deployed Wi-Fi networks at select locations in the campus. Visitors will be able to experience benefit of high speed wireless connectivity for hand held devices (smart phones and tablets) over a blend of LTE and Wi-Fi networks.
At the event, the company demonstrated Live TV and video on demand, with HD quality. Reportedly, the Live TV has 16 HD channels while the total number of channels are 101. Video on demand has more than 400 movies in store. They also demonstrated 3D TV experience and Ultra HD Video Experience on its 4G network.
The company had received the broadband wireless access (BWA) spectrum back in 2010. But due to the insufficient eco-system for TD-LTE driven 4G services, its launch was delayed. However, the company is said to launch the same service this year.
"We are practically achieving a speed of 49 megabit per second downlink (download), and uplink is between 8-9 mbps. Theoretically, the present set up that we have, can achieve speed of 112 mbps downlink," an RJIL official told PTI.
At the same event, RJIL's President for Strategy and Products, Mathew Oommen said, "LTE is about Learn to Earn. More than 78 percent of Indian content comes from outside. We must work towards shifting content to India. We should look at creating Health Exchanges to create affordable Healthcare supported by broadband."
According to the company, Jio Television has a feature that eliminates the need for recording content.
Moreover, the company also has a Jio Drive service, where subscribers would be offered with free 100 GB of cloud storage. This could be used to store videos, documents and pictures, and allows for easy peer-to-peer sharing. This service is available across Windows, iOSx and Android operating systems.