Reliance Jio Begins Testing Carrier Aggregation; Might Launch LTE-A in Near Future!

After disrupting the entire market with its free welcome offer, Jio is now testing the carrier aggregation and might soon launch the LTE-A network as well to counterattack rivals as well.


Reliance Jio, which is currently India's largest holder of liberalized spectrum in the telecom sector has already started testing the carrier aggregation of band 3 (1800 MHz) spectrum with the band 5 spectrum (850 MHz) in some areas of the country.

Reliance Jio Begins Testing Carrier Aggregation

The new entrant's aim is to achieve 100 million customers by the end of this year and for that the company has already started working on the LTE-A network to counterattack its rivals who are rapidly moving in the 4G area network. In a recently concluded auction, the company has won an additional set of 10 MHz in the auction.

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Here's everything you need to know about the carrier aggregation and Reliance Jio's LTE-A network.

LTE-A Network is Upcoming Future

To say in brief, the LTE-A network is the next version of LTE and the company is already testing it because of the fact that Indian telecoms are quickly reaching the new entrant.

Reliance LYF Phones Already has LTE-A Support

Reliance Digital touts their smartphones as ‘Future Ready', which essentially means that the support for LTE-A network. Yes, all the LYF phones released till date have support for LTE-A network.

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To Counterattack Rivals

To Counterattack Rivals

This move is coming especially because of the rivals rapidly building their infrastructure to improve their 4G coverage in the country. However, if Reliance Jio launches the LTE-A network in at least next three months, then it will be way ahead of the competition.

Slow Speed Cities First

According to, Jio will firstly roll out the LTE-A service to cities which are facing slow data speeds and later on will expand to other areas as well.

Up to 175MBPS Speed

Going by the stats, the LTE-A network can be able to deliver speeds up to 175MBPS, which are insane. However, do make a note that Reliance Jio never delivered the promised data speeds after the official launch.

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