Reliance’s choice of LTE as the basis for its 4G offer is significant, ending the hopes of backers of mobile WiMax that their standard could become the basis for services in one of the world’s largest mobile services markets. Reliance has reportedly been trialling TD-LTE with Nordic vendor Ericsson since the early part of 2011.
Currently restricted to data services, Reliance plans to entice customers with tablets starting from $60. It is expected that telecom policy changes will eventually allow companies to offer voice services via VOIP.
It plans to provide data connectivity with speeds of 50-100 Mbps, much faster than 3G services currently on offer, at cheaper prices.
- Good week for 4G LTE (abhishekkathuria.wordpress.com)
- Reliance Industries to start offering 4G services in India by mid-2012 (thenextweb.com)
- Reliance to Offer 4G Data Services in 2012 (online.wsj.com)
- LTE Invasion of India Begins (dailyfinance.com)