Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited on Monday signed a pact with the State-owned telecom service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) on the intra-circle roaming (ICR) agreement. The Reliance Jio, on its launch, a few weeks ago took the country by storm with its ridiculously cheap internet and voice call services. Whereas BSNL covers vast regions in the country despite huge geographical differences.
The pact is said to benefit BSNL monetise its huge capabilities in network coverage and provide high-speed internet to the users. The partnership is to improve connectivity and coverage throughout the country, thus benefiting the users of both the services. The agreement is reported to be a result of Reliance Jio’s efforts to work with all the big telecom companies in the India to provide high-speed internet at a much cheaper rate in the country. Such agreements are to help the customers to stay connected to the network when even they are on roaming.
Earlier last week, BSNL had made an offer of less than Re 1 per GB. The state-owned telecom company said that on September 9, it would put on offer, of “unlimited” wireline broadband priced at a monthly pack of Rs 249. The company had issued a statement saying that it would launch a very cost-effective and affordable promotional unlimited Broadband plan Experience Unlimited BB 249 from September 9, 2016. The customer after six months would be moved to another regular plan of broadband on whatever the customer chooses. This move by BSNL comes after Reliance announced that it will offer unlimited data and voice calls with Jio until the end of the year.