Reliance Jio to roll out WiFi network in Central Delhi

PTI New Delhi | Updated on January 24, 2018 Published on February 07, 2015

North Delhi Municipal Corporation has roped in telecom operator Reliance Jio Infocomm to roll out a WiFi network in central Delhi by June this year, according to sources.

“NDMC has asked Reliance Jio to install a WiFi network in an area that falls under its jurisdiction. RJio has been asked to complete the roll-out by June,” an official source told PTI.

Government has set December 2015 as the deadline to cover cities and towns with a population of over 10 lakhs as well as tourist destinations with Wi-Fi services. Under the Prime Minister’s ‘Digital India’ project the top 25 cities have to achieve this target by June 2015.

Reliance Jio will use street light pillars to install WiFi equipment, which will facilitate high-speed connections.

The roll-out in NDMC areas will benefit individual users in areas such as Lutyens Delhi, Government offices, embassies, central marketing areas, CBD and NDMC colonies.

“Reliance Jio has already started installation and has expressed it would be able to complete the roll-out before June,” the source said.

Reliance Jio has also announced roll-out of 4G telecom services in 5,000 towns and cities across the country, accounting for over 90 per cent of urban India and over 215,000 villages.

Under the rules, August 2015 is the deadline for all companies which won BWA spectrum in 2010 to roll out services in at least 90 per cent of the service areas. Failing that, the Department of Telecom will have the right to withdraw the radiowaves given to the companies.

Published on February 07, 2015
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