Monday, March 07, 2016

Reliance Jio to offer free WiFi at 6 stadiums for T20 World Cup matches

Reliance Jio today announced that it will offer free unlimited WiFi service, Jionet, at Feroz Shah Kotla ground in Delhi, and all other venues for T20 Wold Cup matches.

Jionet network, which comprises over 650 access points, and is supported by 100 Gbps backhaul to ensure around 15 Mbps speed for over 40,000 spectators during the matches.In addition to that, Reliance Jio has deployed 37 small cells at the venue. "We have also deployed different antennas within the Kotla premises for better indoor coverage," an official said.

Besides Feroz Shah Kotla ground, Reliance Jio has also deployed it WiFi network at five other T20 World Cup venues, including Kolkata's Eden Gardens, Mumbai's Wankhede and stadiums in Mohali, Dharmashala, and Bengaluru.

The official said that Jio has deployed around 600 access points each in these stadiums, adding that Eden Garden stadium will have more than 600 access points due to its capacity.

Reliance Jio's Jionet WiFi service is currently available at airports, and tourist spots across major cities in the country.The company is offering Jio mobile service for free to its over 1.5 lakh employees as of now and expects to roll out 4G service commercially around April next year.

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