How Mukesh Ambani played with the system for his Reliance Jio project

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India, for Paul E. Jacobs — CEO of $11-billion telecom research and hardware company Qualcomm — has been like a box of chocolates, in a very Forrest Gump way. The good surprise came on June 11, 2010, when Qualcomm won the licence to offer broadband wireless access (BWA) in Mumbai, Delhi, Haryana and Kerala for $1 billion. The nasty one arrived on September 7, 2011, when the Department of Telecommunications rejected its application on flimsy grounds. “It was a silly technicality and the message being sent out by the government was: Even if you commit to investing $1 billion in India, you will be uncertain of your fate,” says B.K. Syngal, a 40-year veteran of Indian telecom and a principal with advisory firm Dua Consulting. Jacobs was surprised, but it was Sunil Mittal, CEO, Bharti Enterprises, who must have been stunned. Airtel was set to buy out Qualcomm’s spectrum, at least in Delhi and Mumbai, to roll out its fourth generation (4G) services. “For months, Airtel’s body language among vendors and partners suggested it viewed Qualcomm’s circles as its own,” says Kunal Bajaj, the India head of Analysys Mason, a telecom consulting firm.

But Qualcomm’s rejection meant Airtel would not be able to offer 4G services in Delhi and Mumbai till the issue is sorted out.

No one could be happier than Reliance Industries Limited (RIL). It is now the only company to have a licence to offer broadband in the very lucrative areas of Mumbai and Delhi.

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anant.del

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Qualcomm will be used by airtel that means xpensive and FUPed 4G...dam craptel
 


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I'm no fan of RIL or Ambanis. But RIL is required to commoditize broadband in India. Without RIL, there will be data plans of 250 MB, 500 MB per month even on 4G!
 

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the thread title should be changed i guess, it is more like RIL's massive LTE gameplan.....:highfive:

How do you disrupt the world’s most innovative and competitive telecom market? That’s why video matters.

Video offers multiple benefits. It is the easiest product, after voice, to sell to customers, while it throws up significant amounts of traffic.
Set top boxes that combine TV channels, on-demand video and video-conferencing are undergoing trials on Reliance’s pilot networks

Video from Youtube etc is ok but TV channels with set top box !! on wireless medium WTF....how much do they expect to suck from its 20mhz of spectrum.