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23 July 2013

Reliance Jio Mulls 4G Rollouts In Assam

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance

Guwahati, Jul 23
: Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (RJIL), the telecom arm of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries has started work for rolling out 4G networks services in two telecom services of Assam and Northeast which encompasses seven states.

Top company executives including Tarun Jhunjhunwala, business head and state mentor (east), Reliance Jio met Assam chief minister, Tarun Gogoi recently and informed him about the roll out plan of the fourth-generation services .

In the first phase the company will be investing around Rs 600 to Rs 700 Crore, which will be gradually scaled up. Mukesh Ambani had telephonic conversation with Gogoi and Ambani expressed his willingness to visit Assam shortly.

Gogoi while talking to ET exclusively said, "Ambani has informed me about his company's plan to come here in big way and roll out 4G services. This venture will create job opportunities for more than 3000 people."

He added that Ambani has expressed his desire to visit Assam. An RJIL official added that company has taken an office in Guwahati and recruited around 100 engineers to carry forward the roll out plan.

The official elaborated work of laying optical fiber network (OFC) work has started across the region.

"Around 800 mobile towers will be installed across Assam alone. We are expecting to finish this work by the year end or early next year and things will be ready for roll out by April next year."


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