The much-awaited commercial launch of Reliance Jio Infocomm’s 4G services could be around a month away. The Reliance Industries-owned telecom company’s maiden plan — likely to be called Freedom — may offer free voice services bundled with data, priced at least 25% lower than current offerings of top rivals.
Three people familiar with Jio’s plans said teams across the organisation have been informed about the impending launch, well ahead of the widely anticipated December timeline. The plan’s name is a reference to India’s Independence day falling in August, according to the people cited.
The launch could be on August 15, according to these people. “The teams had been forewarned about a launch thrice earlier. But this time, the management means business,” said one of people.