Reliance Jio has increased its spectrum footprint by 55% to 1,717MHz, the company said in a media release after the end of the spectrum auction held today by the Government of India. The Telecommunications Bureau today held the latest spectrum auction for India’s three major telecommunications carriers, Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and Vi (formerly Vodafone-Idea). In the latest round, Jio acquired spectra in all three bands of 800MHz, 1,800MHz and 2,300MHz in India.
Reliance Jio not only increases the spectral footprint by 55%, but also retains the largest spectrum in the subGHz and 2,300MHz bands. Currently, India’s youngest and largest carrier has the right to use the spectrum in all 22 circles nationwide, including its presence in the 2,300 MHz band of all circles across India. Operators state that almost all 22 circles in India have a continuous spectrum of 2x10MHz, all circles in India have a spectrum of at least 2x10MHz in the 1,800MHz band and 40MHz in the 2,300MHz band.
Reliance Jio has achieved “complete spectrum risk mitigation” with its latest investment in spectrum. The average lifespan of the spectrum we currently own is 15.5 years, so we set the operator to maintain top-notch connectivity now and in the future. The spectrum available in Reliance Jio can be used by operators to upgrade existing high quality 4G connections and to lead new generation 5G connections.
According to Jio, the latest spectrum acquisition cost is 60.8 chlores per MHz, which is the most cost-effective spectrum acquisition effort in India so far. After the acquisition, Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Jio’s parent company, Reliance Industries, said: “We want to continue to improve the experience of the next 300 million users migrating to digital services, not just existing customers.”
The total spectrum acquisition cost of Reliance Jio is 57,123 rupees, of which 19,939 rupees are prepaid. The remaining estimated amount of 37,184 rupees is set for an 18-year deferred payment period, which includes a two-year moratorium and an annual interest accrual of 7.3%.
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Reliance Jio boosts spectral footprint by 55% for 4G improvements and future 5G rollouts
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