Reliance Industries Limited has decided to partner with Samsung to help build its upcoming 4G LTE network using the Korean company’s LTE platform technology in india.
A fast LTE network isn’t very useful if there aren’t devices to use it. That obvious point may be why Reliance Industries (RIL) is set to “shake up the Indian telecommunications market” according to the Times of India. The publication’s sources say that RIL is close to striking a deal with Samsung for a low-cost, entry-level handset with LTE support.
The entry-level smartphones, and other mid-range and high-end models as well, will be bundled with 4G LTE data packages starting for as low as Rs 100 (~$2), which will also shake up the current LTE data pricing standards, which are quite steep. This is of course because Airtel is the only network to currently offer LTE services, which is further available in only 3 cities across the country, Kolkata, Bangalore, and Pune. Once other networks jump into the race, I’m sure the price points will be adjusted accordingly.
SOURCES:TIMES OF INDIA