Reliance Jio and Samsung Join Hands To Enable 4G Internet Connectivity For Virtually Every Indian

Reliance Jio and Samsung Join Hands To Enable 4G Internet Connectivity For Virtually Every Indian

Reliance Jio and Samsung Join Hands To Enable 4G Internet Connectivity For Virtually Every Indian

by March 1, 2018

Reliance Jio has entrusted Samsung to help realize its vision of connecting over 99% of Indians through a 4G network. Samsung will set up a pan-India cellular IoT network as part of the LTE expansion. This would mark the revolution of connected devices and sensors that can seamlessly pass on information and create a truly digital India. The South Korea based technology behemoth will also leverage its expertise in network technologies and virtualization to improve internet speeds and delight Jio customers.

This nation wide IoT network will enable creation of robust smart cities that comprise of smart appliances, smart homes, smart security and surveillance systems, smart transportation and logistics etc.

By enabling massive multiple input multiple output (MIMO) and by creating India’s first narrow band IoT network, the two companies will take India’s last mile reach and internet coverage to a staggering new level and lay a solid foundation for ushering in 5G services. The Narrow band IoT network will leverage the 4G network of Reliance Jio and will be further empowered by the software upgrade of the base station that is installed and running.

Jyotindra Thacker, president, Reliance Jio, while commenting on the occasion, said that Samsung is working at a frantic pace of 10,000 sites per month and will achieve Jio’s target of 99% penetration before Diwali, which will be in November this year.

Speaking about its sole customer in India for LTE expansion, Youngky Kim, President, Samsung Electronics and head of Networks Business said that they have been happy to contribute to Jio’s unprecedented growth in India with over 160 million paid subscribers. He added that they will constantly improve Jio’s user experience and create a safe IoT environment with immense opportunities.