Samsung partners with Reliance Jio Infocomm to strengthen LTE services in India
New Delhi [India], Feb. 28 (ANI): In an attempt to further expand the 'Digital India' campaign, Samsung and Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd have entered into a joint venture to launch the I&G (Infill and Growth) Project,designed to upgrade current LTE mobile communication services across India.
The project sets a high benchmark for LTE services in India through wider coverage, in-building penetration and the highest speeds, regardless of the user's location. Utilising spectrum in the 850, 1800 and 2300MHz bands, it will enable seamless indoor and outdoor coverage in dense urban areas. The project will also extend Jio's superiority in rural areas by expanding its reach to over 90 percent of the population.
Previously, Samsung provided the LTE core, base stations and solutions required for VoLTE services, as well as massive deployment services for establishing a nationwide network for Jio. The two companies have established the world's largest greenfield LTE network.
"The numbers we have achieved was possible because we introduced a truly effective LTE service, Pan-India. We are committed to bringing game-changing digital experiences to India with superior ecosystems, mobile content, all-IP networks and ongoing process innovations," said Jyotindra Thacker, President of Reliance Jio Infocomm.
The relationship between Jio and Samsung goes back to 2012, when the two companies signed a turn-key agreement covering the entire scope of network, ranging from equipment to establishment and maintenance services.
Jio established itself as the leading data service provider in the country within a few months of commencing operations. It was also India's first operator to introduce free-of-charge High Definition calls (VoLTE).
On the other hand, Samsung, as Jio's strategic partner, has established a foundation for Indians to enjoy exclusive services, including voice calls, with data as their engine. It has also gone a step further, enabling Jio to offer a superior service to its users by providing professional solutions such as Samsung VoLTE, Quality Monitoring and Analysis (VoMA) and Cognitive Traffic Monitoring and Optimizer for a superior user experience.
Further, it was through Samsung's VoMA that the steady management of high traffic in data-dense environments was enabled. The tools monitor and optimise mobile data services, and have successfully contributed to enabling Jio to provide its subscribers with a stable and improved user experience. (ANI)