The upcoming Pan India 4G service provider in India, Reliance Jio asked DoT today for more Powerful Airwaves of MWB frequency. MWB is basically the frequency used to connect towers. According to a leading newspaper Reliance Jio wants MWB frequency in 6 and 7 GHz band on a “Priority” basis.
MWB or Microwave BackBone frequency are the wavelengths with frequencies varying between 0.3 GHz to 300 GHz. Reliance Jio was previously allotted 13 GHz and 18 GHz of MWA frequency carriers. But since it is not enough suitable for providing services in rural areas where towers need to be installed at longer distances.
“We require at least two MWB frequency carriers of 28 MHz paired bandwidth each in the 22 service areas in the 6 and 7 GHz spectrum band for point-to-point microwave backhaul links,” the company said in a request to the DoT.
“These being high frequency bands, the hop lengths are typically short due to the high atmosphere loss as well as high attenuation in rains. Therefore, their usage is limited to intra metro routes or for short distance backhaul only,” the company said.
Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio is making many effective efforts before launching their 4G services which would give them huge benefits in terms of Customer satisfaction. Recently Reliance Jio also got new Directors from the Ambani family itself. With all these news coming daily level of curiosity is increasing in many telecom users and same are now eagerly waiting for the 4G launch by Reliance Jio.
Aircel is though not the leading Telecom service provider in India but their measures to achieve that position is not at all backward. Recently when Aircel Customers shown a rise in total Data service users among overall users, Aircel quickly started making plans for their 4G services in Andhra. In the last few days Aircel has started testing its 4G network in Andhra Pradesh.
Well Aircel is not the first one to ask for a 4G (LTE) network license in the Andhra Pradesh circle. Reliance already did it but with the 44% data users among total Aircel wanted to do it ASAP. “The trials are currently on but we don’t have the required ecosystem, including the 4G-enabled mobile handsets, to launch the services commercially,” Deepinder Tiwana, AP circle business head of Aircel. “Data services are growing exponentially in Andhra Pradesh. About 44% of our 1.85 million subscribers in AP use data services, including 12% for 3G. This has enabled us to double our revenues in 2013 compared to the previous year,” he added.
Its clear to Aircel officials also that running 4G in India is not at all a profitable business. There are many challenges in front of Telecom providers to make out a profit from this Long Term Evolution (LTE) services. In a country like India where 3G is still not at its peak, launching 4G will be a work of Fool and money loss especially. But since the competition is rising each and every telecom company want to be prepared for any upcoming challenge.
Well still there are no plans for 4G in Andhra Pradesh in coming months but we can’t even ignore the blazing fast changes which are coming into action from last few years. Let’s see when we get a full fledged connectivity of 4G across the country.