It is not new that companies provide free offers at their launch to the customers. Mobile users who are trying to get the Reliance Jio SIM have a strong belief that, once the three months free offer finished Reliance Jio also charged like Airtel, Idea, etc., But all those assumptions are wrong.
There is a high action plan behind the Reliance Jio’s entry. No doubt the company is completely reforming the entire telecom sector. How can it survive by offering calls & data at lower prices? Read this:
Reliance Jio started its journey from the scratch. It has the state-of-the-art infrastructure that offers excellent performance at least for the next five years. Later it will expand the network as per the requirements. Already the company has invested Rs. One Lakh Crore (1,00,000) for the Reliance Jio to develop the stronger network.
Other telecom companies like Airtel, Idea, Vodafone are also spending amounts to upgrade their networks. But they are completely focused on the feature updates, not for the coverage updates. They have hesitated to introduce 4G and VoLTE services to all regions in India because of the high investment requirements.
Maintaining various “G” is not that easy
If you are Airtel subscriber, you frequently switch to the available 2G or 3G or 4G network depending on the location you are right now. Providing multiple networks on single towers is an expensive task for any cellphone operator. While in the case of Reliance Jio, it only gives us their 4G. There is no 2G, 3G. The decision to offer only 4G itself benefits both the company and the customer.
Believe me or not, for telecom companies 4G is cheaper than other networks. But to offer only 4G Airtel, Vodafone has to upgrade their entire network by spending huge amounts. So they settled by offering various networks for various localities.
Spectrum is Reliance’s weapon
Compared to Airtel Reliance Jio has a less Telecom Spectrum, but even though the company can utilize it effectively. The company has 850 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2300 MHz spectrum, which the company can ultimately use for 4G networks. On the other, Airtel & other companies have to split the available spectrum for various networks.
Modern style of networks
Till now there is no significant developments on how telecom operators run their networks. But Reliance came with a complete computer-based network that operates on routers and switches instead of old style telecom networks.
Largest Fiber Optic network
Fiber Optic network and towers offer higher capacities to the consumers. Until now in India, only 20% of the mobile towers are connected with Fiber optic, while in the USA the figure is 80%. Reliance Jio has 2.7 lakh Kilometers largest fiber network in India. Stronger financial support from the parent company Reliance Industries is the other great factor for Reliance Jio.
So the telecom scenario in India is going to change with the commercial launch of Reliance Jio, stay tuned for more updates.