Collaboration in 4G services possible: Mukesh Ambani to Sunil Mittal

Mukesh Ambani
Mohali, Dec 10: Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of the Reliance Industries today proposed to join hands with Bharti Airtel to improve telecom services for 4G in Punjab. However, both the companies expressed their desire to invest separately on digital infrastructure for 4G telecom services in the state that may account for Rs 6,500 crore.

At the Progressive Punjab Summit, Ambani said,"Punjabis are the brand ambassadors of India. We are present in Punjab in manufacturing, retail. We are also rolling out our first digital infrastructure for 4G in the state with an investment of about Rs 2,500 crore."

Apart from this, Bharati Airtel signed an agreement with the Punjab government, committing a Rs 4,000 crore investment toward building digital infrastructure for 4G services. In fact Airtel has already made its presence felt Chandigarh and Mohali in terms of 4G services.

Reliance Jio Infocomm is the only company in the country that has pan-India airwaves that can be used for 4G services that require very high speed wireless services. This is the second occassion when Ambani extended his hand in co-operation to Mittal, after their collaboration to share capacity of a submarine cable.

This is suspected to be a result of last week's request by Milind Deora, Minister of State for Communication and IT, to the telecom industry to sort out differences for the development of the sector.

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