Reliance Communications, India’s first and only operator to offer nationwide CDMA and GSM services, submitted its application for the forthcoming 3G Spectrum auction today.
Reliance Communications offers next-generation mobility services on both CDMA and GSM technology platforms. The pan-India 3G ready GSM network, primarily in 1800 MHz spectrum band, was rolled out in January 2009 across 24,000 towns and 6 lakh Indian villages. The wireless network of Reliance Communications covers over One Billion Indians.
Earlier this week, Reliance Communications achieved the unique landmark of serving 100 Mn wireless customers in a single country, becoming the 4th operator in the world to achieve this milestone. The landmark achievement has been attained within seven years of Reliance Communications first launching its pan-India mobile services in 2003. Incidentally, it is also the fastest ramp up of mobile subscribers in the country from 10 million in mid-2005 to 100 million in just three and half years.