Thursday, February 05, 2015

Reliance Jio's WiFi Services Got Live in Kolkata


Kolkata - country's first city to have mobile services, was also privileged to see country's first 4G/LTE network. And recently we have seen Reliance Jio has rolled out its Wifi services, Jionet in Kolkata. State government of West Bengal headed by tmc supremo & chief minister pushed this pilot launch (details later) like a part of their governmental announcement as 'India's first Wifi city'.

The launch event was held at the Park Street, just near to Park Street Metro station as a public event on February 5, 2015. In that event Mr. Tarun Jhunjhunwala, eastern head of RJIL was present on behalf of RJIL.


Kolkata got free WiFi. Who is the company behind it? Is it a government project?

Reliance Jio Infocomm is the company behind free WiFi in Kolkata. It's not a government project, but government is claiming the credit as they allowed RJIL to lay OFC across the state.

So it's basically Jio's Wifi services. Why is this private company offering free WiFi?

Jio clarifies the fact that it's a pilot project and that's why it's free for time being. Also they are allowed to monitor and create database based on users' activity on their WiFi services as the terms and conditions read.

Kolkata is the India's first WiFi city - is it true? 

No, it's not true. This tag is actually done for political ground by tmc people. Jio's Wifi services was first live in Ahmedabad on February 26, 2014. Later Jio expanded its pilot project in other cities of Gujarat - Baroda/Vadadara and Surat. 


What's the brand name of Jio's Wi-Fi services?

It's Jionet.

Jio's recently launched WiFi service is a 4G product - is it true? 

Jionet is not a 4G product. It's served over 2.5MHz unlicensed spectrum, with a strong backhaul of Jio's OFC network. It's not LTE also. 

Does Jio has a helpline phone number or email id to contact? 

Jio Helpline: 1800 103 8877 
Jio Care: jio.care@ril.com

Jio WiFi Launch at Park Street, Kolkata





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