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Mukesh Ambani may disclose Jio's future plans

The plans are likely to disclosed at Reliance Industries annual general meeting

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Aug 31 2016 5:01PM | Updated Date: Aug 31 2016 5:01PM

Mukesh Ambani may disclose Jio's future plans

Reliance Industries’ Chairman Mukesh Ambani may disclose future plans for Reliance Jio Infocomm at the company's annual general meeting (AGM) on Thursday. The plans could include much awaited details like tariff plans. 


A source said that the company could reveal some of its tariff packages aimed at specific categories of users during the discloser. These will be closely tracked by the industry which is anticipating a bruising rate war. 


"This AGM should certainly be a big one for Jio," source said. Jio is also expected to shortly file its tariff plans with the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) and these will be effective once the three-month free voice and data trial offer lapses. 


The government has been nudging Jio to file its tariff plans which will mark a significant step towards the launch of commercial 4G operations of the telecom unit of Reliance Industries. Jio has blamed incumbent operators for not giving it adequate points of interconnection. 


This has led to 65 per cent of the calls from Jio's network dropping, forcing it to delay its commercial rollout, the company claims. India's top telcos in turn have accused Jio of running commercial operations in the guise of trials and violating rules. 


There has been considerable speculation in the telecom industry about whether the company will announce a date for the launch of its commercial operations at the AGM. One of the persons quoted earlier said the proposed launch date was a closely guarded secret.