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Reliance Jio Selects 4G Vendors

Three vendors have landed the early spoils in one of India's most eagerly-awaited 4G network rollouts, according to industry sources cited by Light Reading India. According to the report, Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson AB and Samsung Corp. have been selected by Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. for its 4G rollout. Alcatel-Lucent appears to have been chosen for the transport and backhaul infrastructure, Samsung for the radio access network (RAN) and Ericsson for its managed services. Reliance Jio (previously referred to as RIL or Infotel), a newcomer to India's telecom sector, is the only company to hold 4G licenses in all 22 circles (service areas) across the country, where 4G is also known as BWA (Broadband Wireless Access). As a result of its potential influence on the market, Reliance Jio's moves are tracked closely by the country's many existing mobile operators, the vendor community and potential customers. (See India's BWA Auction Ends in $8.2B Drama.) For more details, see AlcaLu, Samsung, Ericsson Grab Reliance Jio's 4G Deal: Sources. — Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

samantrip 7/1/2015 | 11:00:45 AM
Startup Opportunities? Any ideas how startups get involved with this ecosystem? Will it be e-commerce/e-governamce apps & backoffice infrastructure? is there a need for these startups to learn how to setup SaaS type businesses.
^ip4g^ 6/17/2013 | 6:39:44 AM
re: Reliance Jio Selects 4G Vendors There was news earlier that Ericsson had the IMS deal in Voice and Data, and abundant news in LR or some other sources earlier that RJIL will use inhouse VoLTE for their initial launch.

Since these vendors are for initial launch, one could see Ericsson and/or Huawei vying for the LTE piece of the deal - especially if they decide to go FD down in the future...

Since AlcaLU, Ericsson and Samsung are mentioned ..... Cisco also should have a huge deal being the only vendor for backhaul all the way from cell sites... and also the IP/MPLS core. Surprised though that RJIL is going with Samsung PGW and not Cisco ASR 5K. Interesting whether Samsung is positioning their own PGW or is it the Stoke PGW ? If its Stoke, then probably its a thumbs up !!!!
pdonegan66 6/17/2013 | 5:10:10 AM
re: Reliance Jio Selects 4G Vendors If Samsung is selected, it highlights the quandry the company faces. They're continuing to do well enough to stay in the mobile infrastructure game but not well enough to scale and become a top three or even top four player. Cue the NSN question again.
Gaurav Meh. 6/14/2013 | 4:40:53 PM
re: Reliance Jio Selects 4G Vendors Any idea whether JIO is implementing IMS network. If yes, which vendor is responsible for that, is it samsung or the decision is still pending.
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