Samsung bags 20,000 LTE base stations from Reliance Jio

Samsung has bagged 20,000 LTE base stations from Reliance Jio Infocomm, India’s only pan India BWA (broadband wireless access operator) in the country.

The deal is worth US $140 million and will be deployed in top 10 cities of the country. Reliance Jio is planning to deploy a total of 40,000 sites pan India in the next two years.

In FY 2012-13, Samsung had bagged orders to deploy 7,000 LTE base stations for Reliance Jio Infocomm in Delhi, Mumbai and Jamnagar. The total deal was worth Rs 267 crore.

Reliance Jio is planning to launch limited services in December, 2013 and plans to scale up operations by June-July, 2014. The company is presently in project execution stage for deploying pan India broadband services in the country.

There has been no response from Samsung for the LTE deal at the time of story being posted online .

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