Reliance Jio Infocomm, the telecom venture of Reliance Industries, on Thursday opened to the general public subscriptions for its much-awaited high-speed 4G internet services.
A potential subscriber can log on to jio.com website, and register his name, number, email ID and the city to seek a new connection. The official website does not detail the tariff, but showcases Jio’s range of apps including news, messenger, music, television and movies.
The development assumes significance as Reliance Jio is rolling out its services in a phased manner ahead of its full commercial launch later this year. The new entrant, which is betting on high-speed internet networks, has already close to a million users, since its pilot launch for employees late December, according to a person with direct knowledge of the development.
Reliance Industries disclosed in its fourth quarter results that its initial consumers had used more than 250 minutes in voice calling, and another 18 GB of data on an average within the first month of launch.
Reliance Industries smartphone range Reliance Lyf has already became the fifth most shipped handset during the January-March quarter, according to International Data Corp, a technology research firm.
On Thursday, Reliance Industries said its test launch will be “progressively upgraded into commercial operations in coming months”. The company is awaiting final approvals for completion of spectrum sharing and trading agreements with Reliance Communications for the 800MHz band, it said in a investor presentation at Morgan Stanley Annual India Summit, a copy of which was released to the stock exchanges.