1. Reliance Jio, BSNL sign pact for intra-circle roaming

Reliance Jio, BSNL sign pact for intra-circle roaming

Reliance Jio Infocomm and state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam on Monday said they have signed an intra-circle roaming agreement allowing subscribers of the two companies to utilise their networks across the country and provide better quality of services for both voice and data.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: September 13, 2016 7:07 AM
Sanjay Mashruwala, managing director, Reliance Jio said that the agreement was part of the company's move “to forge strategic partnerships with other telecom service providers to build a formidable nationwide presence.” (Reuters) Sanjay Mashruwala, managing director, Reliance Jio said that the agreement was part of the company’s move “to forge strategic partnerships with other telecom service providers to build a formidable nationwide presence.” (Reuters)

Reliance Jio Infocomm and state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam on Monday said they have signed an intra-circle roaming agreement allowing subscribers of the two companies to utilise their networks across the country and provide better quality of services for both voice and data.

Sanjay Mashruwala, managing director, Reliance Jio said that the agreement was part of the company’s move “to forge strategic partnerships with other telecom service providers to build a formidable nationwide presence.”

For BSNL, the agreement would help the loss making state-run company to earn revenue from its networks as well as provide high-speed mobile broadband services to its consumers. “In a way, it is a win-win situation for us,” added Anupam Shrivastava, chairman of BSNL.

The development comes barely a day after Vodafone India, the country’s second-largest operator signed a similar pact with BSNL for intra-circle roaming, as it aims to provide better quality of services by utilising networks of the state-run company, to counter the potential threat from RJIO.

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