Reliance Jio Network Peaks at 70 Mbps

Brokerage firm, Credit Suisse conducted speed tests on Reliance Jio’s 4G network. According to the field trial reports, the download speed reached as high as 70 Mbps during the beta test phase.

The telecom venture of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries, Reliance Jio Infocomm will be rolling out its 4G services in December itself. The newcomer is using Voice over Long-Term Evolution (VoLTE) technology.

Statements of the Report

For most of the time, Reliance Jio network gave a speed between 15 Mbps and 30 Mbps. This was constant even on the move. While these speeds are impressive, Reliance Jio’s coverage was also found to be quite impressive, especially in urban areas.

At a speed of around 15 Mbps to 30 Mbps, a movie can be downloaded in less than 3 minutes, while at 70 Mbps, this may be done in around 30 seconds.

The report also compared network speeds with other service providers and Reliance Jio 4G speeds were consistently higher. Analysts also report that the Reliance Jio network was call drop-free, during trials in Mumbai. They said that phone calls were made seamlessly, between Reliance Jio VoLTE network and other telecom operators.

The report stated that “Reliance Jio network is turning out to be as strong a threat to incumbent.” It offers a strong voice quality. The report also said that the company’s next focus will be on pricing and marketing execution.

Reliance Jio recently initiated beta tests by offering connections to the company’s employees. The company is looking for a VoLTE-based launch.

VoLTE technology will enable voice calls over 4G LTE network instead of 2G or 3G network. LTE technology lets operators to offer high-speed broadband service. The report said that the Reliance Jio’s network will be further enhanced when it makes the switch to 850 MHz band. Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio has already partnered with Anil Ambani’s Reliance Communications for spectrum sharing. Reliance Jio will roll out its 4G services on Reliance Communications’ 850 MHz band.

As per the tests, Reliance Jio network offered good call quality, even while traveling on highways. While driving at a speed of 80 kmph, a 5-min call was made smoothly, without any call drop.

Credit Suisse conducted network tests at various locations, including malls, railway stations, public places, highways, and offices. The report said that the network provided strong signal strength outdoors.

Reliance Jio Strategy

Reliance Jio has adopted an innovative technology of small cells. Small cell is much smaller than the traditional mobile towers. It looks like a Wi-Fi router. With this technology, Reliance Jio will be able to achieve blanket coverage, as these small cells may be deployed in every nook and corner.

These compact boxes look elegant as well. They may be fitted on rooftops, lampposts, lifts, staircases, and other locations. The outdoor unit provides coverage of 2 kilometers, while the indoor unit provides coverage of 500 meters.

Summary

According to test reports from Credit Suisse, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited offered impressive download speeds, which peaked at 70 Mbps.

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