Reliance Jio Infocomm (Jio) on Friday said it has deployed an additional 15MHz spectrum across Karnataka to enhance the subscriber experience.
This deployment will help it double the bandwidth available for usage in the 850MHz band while the 2300MHz band will be enhanced by 25%.
It may be recalled that the telco had acquired a total of 488.35MHz spectrum (850MHz, 1800MHz, and 2300MHz included) in all 22 circles across India in the March spectrum auctions conducted by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), at a cost of Rs 57,123 crores for a period of 20 years.
In Karnataka, Jio had acquired an additional 5MHz of 850MHz band; 5MHz of 1800MHz band; and 10MHz of 2300MHz band.
“As of date, Jio has gone ahead with the deployment of all the three spectrums across all 22.3K sites spread across the state… Spectrum augmentation of this magnitude will certainly help improve the network experience manifold for the entire Jio subscriber base in Karnataka,” the Mukesh Ambani-led telco said in a statement.
The spectrum implementation, according to it, will help professionals working from home, students to attend classes online, businesses running from home, to carry out their activities while being safe at home.
As per the telco, it has more than 2.1 crore subscribers in Karnataka.
Owing to the increasing demand for more 4G towers, Jio Karnataka said it is expanding its 4G network by 28% in 2021.
“Jio currently has 426 million subscribers and with the enhanced spectrum footprint, RJIL will enhance network capacity to service its existing users. This enhancement will also help in adding the next 300 million users that will move to digital services and towards the transition to 5G services too,” it added.