Reliance Jio to install 45,000 mobile towers in 6 months for good consumer experience



Reliance Jio to install 45,000 mobile towers in 6 months for good consumer experience

Telecom operator Reliance Jio Infocomm will install around 45,000 mobile towers in the next six months to boost its 4G network.

"Reliance Jio in meeting with Telecom Minister (Manoj Sinha) has committed to installing 45,000 mobile towers in next 6 months to further strengthen its network. The company has said that it has plans to invest Rs 1 lakh crore over a period of 4 years and the new towers are part of this investment," an official source told PTI.

No immediate comments were received from Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL) on the matter.

The source said that RJIL informed the minister that it has already invested Rs 1.6 lakh crore in the networks and installed 2.82 lakh base stations across the country covering 18,000 cities and 2 lakh villages.

"Jio said that it has made all effort to provide good consumer experience but non-availability of the point of interconnection from Airtel, Vodafone and Idea has led to high call failure rate on its network. Minister (Sinha) then directed telecom operators to resolve PoI issue among themselves at the earliest," the source said.

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has recommended imposing Rs 3,050 crore penalty on Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular holding them responsible for congestion in RJIL network.

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