Mukesh updates DoT secy on RJio rollout

Mukesh updates DoT secy on RJio rollout

Mukesh updates DoT secy on RJio rollout

Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani met Telecom Secretary J S Deepak on Friday and held a discussion on the rollout plans of his venture Reliance Jio.

Mukesh, who was accompanied by his son Akash, is also learnt to have discussed the company’s position on the stand-off relating to points of interconnect with the existing telecom operators.

He also provided an update about the rollout plans of his telecom firms, which is in a trial phase now, sources said.

Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) and Reliance Jio (RJio)have locked horns over interconnect issues, with the association dubbing the latter’s testing of network an effort to bypass regulations. Reliance Jio hit back, saying the charge is a bid to block its full rollout.

RJio has also demanded the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India act against dominant players, including Airtel, for denying it interconnection in “breach” of the licence agreement.

The COAI, which has existing companies like Airtel and Vodafone as members, said they have provided RJio sufficient capacity to support 10 times more customer base than it currently claims.

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