Reliance Jio Infocomm, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has entered into a pan-India tower infrastructure sharing agreement with Viom Networks, a joint venture of Tata Teleservices and SREI Infrastructure to use the latter’s telecom infrastructure with a footprint of over 42,000 telecom towers for their 4G roll out. Viom Networks is India’s largest independent telecommunications infrastructure company.
Reliance Jio had already tied with RCOM and Bharti Infratel to use their telecom infrastructure. Reliance Jio received unified License for all its 22 service areas across India recently. The company plans to roll out 4G broadband and voice services later this year.
Regarding the new deal, Sanjay Mashruwala, Managing Director, Reliance Jio, said,
This agreement is in line with our mission of a Pan India launch spanning next-generation voice and data services and leveraging existing telecom infrastructure. We look forward to partnering with Viom Networks for rolling out services across the country.
Syed Safawi, CEO, Viom Networks, said,
From a conventional tower company, we are transforming ourselves as an innovation-driven, data-centric infra solutions provider. We are delighted to partner with Reliance jio and offer our countrywide network infrastructure. Our consistent delivery of high network up time, on-time reliable project delivery capability, and optimal operation and a maintenance cost offer a great value package.