Reliance Jio joins Airtel, users will get better service in these cities

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Last Update: 2021-04-06 21:20:04 IST

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An important deal has been sealed between Reliance Jio and Airtel. After this deed, Jio users will get better facilities in some selected circles. The deal is of 800 MHz spectrum and has a total value of Rs 1497 crore.

An important deal has been signed between Reliance Jio and Airtel, the two telecom giants. Jio has bought spectrum rights in the 800 MHz band of Andhra Pradesh, Delhi and Mumbai under this spectrum trading deal with Airtel. After this deal, Reliance Jio users will get better service and facilities in these three cities. The total value of this deal between Jio and Airtel is Rs 14,97 crore. Reliance Jio will now be able to use 3.75 in Andhra Pradesh, 1.25 in Delhi and 2.50 MHz in Mumbai to provide more spectrum service to its customers than before. 

According to the report, under the spectrum deal of Jio and Airtel, Airtel will get Rs 1037.6 crore from Jio. This trading agreement has been completed by following the guidelines of spectrum trading issued by the Department of Telecommunications. In this, Reliance Jio will pay a total of Rs 1,497 crore for buying spectrum, which includes adjusted 459 crore payment under deferred payment.

It is believed that after this spectrum deal between Jio and Airtel, Jio users will get better service. But only users from Andhra Pradesh, Delhi and Mumbai will be able to take advantage of this. Gopal Vittal, MD and CEO (India and South Asia) of Airtel said that by selling 800 MHz blocks in these three circles, the company has utilized its value which was not being used. The deal is purely a network strategy. 

After this deal, Reliance Jio will have 2X15MHz spectrum in 800 MHz band in Mumbai Circle and 2X10MHz spectrum in 800MHz band in Andhra Pradesh and Delhi circles. Jio said that with the deployment of better infrastructure after the spectrum deal, RJIL has further increased its network capacity. That is, spectrum-based services will now be stronger than before.

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