Guess what could be the most exciting thing for the gadget geeks in 2014? What if your heavy files and even favorite movies could be downloaded in just 2 minutes the time in which you cook your Maggi. Though unbelievable it may sound but it’s going to be true very soon. The citizens, specially the young and the going guys of Nagpur would experience the internet speed they have ever imagined of.
This one appears to be the mother of all internet networks in terms of speed. After much hyped 3G, here comes 4G network with an additional offer from Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL). The company plans to provide a super high speed of 49 megabyte per second downlink and 8-9 mbps uplink speed through its pan-India 4G network, which is 10- 12 times faster than 3G. An RJIL official told that at a speed of 49 mbps, a subscriber can download a full- length movie of 600 megabytes in about 2 minutes. The average top speed of 3G network is 4 mbps.
“We are practically achieving a speed of 49 megabyte per second downlink, and uplink is between 8- 9 mbps. Theoretically, the present set- up that we have can achieve speed of 112 mbps downlink,” the official said. Apart from phones, the high- speed Internet connection will also be linked to household TV sets.
RJIL will provide outdoor customer premise equipment (CPE), which will be connected to its mobile tower. RJIL will also enable homes that do not get strong signals to connect with its optic fibre network.
“There will be wires which will run through houses of subscribers from this CPE that can be connected to various devices and create a local wi- fi network for people to access broadband. There will be a set- top- box that we will facilitate both broadband and television services,” the official added.
Gearing up to foray into TV services market, RJIL has loaded 150 channels that it will provide across all devices ranging from mobile phones to TV sets using the 4G network.
The cable TV market had more than 9.6 crore subscribers till the end of December 2012 followed by DTH services with over 5.45 crore.
RJIL recently tied- up with Sunil Bharti Mittal’s Bharti Airtel to share the latter’s telecom infrastructure such as optic fibre network, submarine cable networks, towers and Internet broadband services. Last April, RJIL inked a deal to use the optic fibre network of Mukesh’s younger brother Anil to roll out its 4G services.