Reliance Jio to Test its 4G Service in Kerala

The telecom arm of Reliance Industries, Reliance Jio Infocomm will now be testing its network in the state of Kerala in cities like Thrissur. The company will soon complete its setting up of infrastructure in the state.

Reliance Jio’s Service in Kerala

Reliance Jio will give handsets to its employees in the state to conduct field tests. One of the employees said that the high-speed 4G network worked well on his handset. The company may provide handsets to other members of the local populace as well for further testing. Users may utilize the initial 150 GB of data free of charge, as company’s ‘test quota.’

Reliance Jio is ready to test its network in most major towns and cities. In smaller towns, the company has reached the final phase of connecting the towers with the main fiber optic network.

Industry experts suggest that Reliance Jio may roll out its official 4G service in Kerala by 25th December, which is also the birthday of its parent company, Reliance Industries’ founder, late Dhirubhai Ambani.

However, some media reports predict that the company will push the launch date to the next financial year. It may roll out services in April 2016.

Other Operators in Kerala

Six telecom operators are working to launch their 4G services in Kerala. Bharti Airtel has launched its services in around 6 cities. Vodafone and Idea Cellular are establishing their networks. Both are expected to launch the services between December 2015 and February 2016.

Reliance Communications will roll out its services on 800 MHz spectrum band around June 2016. State-owned operator, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited will be the last one to launch its service and will roll out services on 2500 MHz band.

Reliance Jio’s Service in Meerut

Reliance Jio will also be offering its free 4G Wi-Fi service at Meerut in Uttar Pradesh. The office of the District Magistrate (DM) will soon be equipped with Wi-Fi connectivity. Reliance Jio will provide its 4G wireless broadband service through the recently installed Wi-Fi equipment.

Reliance Jio has sent a proposal to the administration for the facilitation of the broadband service. The company will be providing equipment worth INR 30 lakhs free of cost for setting up the Wi-Fi facility.

Company officials have revealed that authorities have sanctioned the installation of a small cell that will offer 4G broadband wireless access at the collector’s office.

Corporate Relationship Manager of Reliance Jio, Amit Chauhan said that the company placed this proposal in front of the DM, while discussing the difficulties it faces when building 4G towers in the city. He is hopeful that the DM will give his nod in a couple of days.

The DM agreed that high-speed 4G services will play a vital role in achieving overall development for the city. He said that his office will offer all necessary help to Reliance Jio so that the company may launch its service seamlessly.


Reliance JioInfocomm Limited is nearing the completion of its infrastructural work and will soon test its 4G network in the state of Kerala. Besides, the company will also be offering Wi-Fi service in collector’s office at Meerut.


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