Reliance Jio joins COAI as core member

Reliance Jio Infocomm has joined COAI as core member.

With RJIL on board as a core member, the number of COAI’s core members has gone up to seven. COAI’s core membership comprises of telecom companies that hold a valid license from government of India for provisioning of communication services.

On the development, Sandip Das, managing director, Reliance Jio Infocomm said, “We see an opportunity for the policy makers and the industry to be aligned with respect to understanding what stands between the average Indian and their crying demand for better broadband! We see ourselves contributing significantly by building out a nationwide high speed data network. We are therefore pleased to join the COAI, where along with other operators, we hope to create an operating environment that will help us realise this ambition for all Indians as an industry, in the overall context of our nation’s development.”

Rajan S Mathews, director general, COAI said, “We are delighted that Reliance Jio Infocomm has joined us in our common endeavor to roll out innovative and affordable mobile broadband services to the citizens of India. Together, with Reliance Jio and our other members, we look forward to working with the government to achieve the ambitious targets enshrined in the government’s agenda of creating the new ‘i-way’, smart cities and broadband for all.”

COAI’s other core members are – Aircel, Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular, Telewings Communications Services, Videocon Telecom and Vodafone India. These members provide about 68 percent of subscribers and around 71 percent of revenue share in the market. Apart from the seven core members, COAI also has 12 associate members – the companies that manufacture or support the functioning, promotion, research development and evolution of Mobile Communications Services.

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