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Telecom: Mukesh bets on 4G, partnerships

Reliance Industries Ltd would take partnership route for rolling out its network in wireless broadband services, RIL Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani said.

india Updated: Jun 18, 2010 21:03 IST
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Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) would take partnership route for rolling out its network in wireless broadband services, RIL Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani said. It will offer 4G services on the spectrum that it has acquired by buying 95 per cent equity stake in Infotel Broadband.

The company will also set up a wireless innovation centre (WIC) in Mumbai, on the lines of the Dhirubhai Ambani knowledge city, which Mukesh had set up for Reliance Infocomm — a company that was handed over to younger brother Anil following the split, who changed its name to Reliance Communications (RCOM).

Mukesh said that RIL would provide broadband to crucial social infrastructure, including UID, education, healthcare and literacy services.

“We will collaborate with strategic partners such as service providers, infrastructure providers, device manufacturers and other participants in the ecosystem,” Mukesh said.

Sources said that RIL would use Reliance Infratel’s passive network such as towers to roll out its broadband services.

WIC, he said, would be used to develop an ecosystem where content creators, application developers and global technology players would come together to deliver services.