|Traded as||NSE: RCOM
|Headquarters||Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra, India|
|Anil Ambani (President)
Gurdeep Singh (CEO)
|Revenue||₹218 billion (US$3.3 billion) (2013)|
|₹6.72 billion (US$100 million) (2013)|
|Total assets||₹902 billion (US$14 billion) (2013)|
|Members||109.80 million (April 2015)|
Number of employees
|Subsidiaries||Reliance Globalcom Limited
Reliance Big TV Limited
Reliance Telecom Limited
Reliance Infratel Limited
Reliance Communications Ltd. (RCOM) is an Indian Internet access and telecommunications company headquartered in Navi Mumbai, India. It provides CDMA(CDMA2000, 1xRTT, EV-DO), GSM(Voice, 2G, 3G) mobile services, fixed line broadband and voice services, DTH depending upon the areas of operation. Reliance Communications is the fourth largest telecom operator in India with 109.80 million subscribers as of April 2015. Established in 2002, it is a subsidiary of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group.
Unlike Indian telecom operator, Reliance is historically known for Inhouse operation. While other telecom operator had outsourced major business from initially, Reliance Communication operated all business. But post 2010 it started outsourcing their business. Reliance Communication IT Support is provided by Reliance Tech Service, and Telecom network is maintained and operated by Ericsson, transmission towers are maintained by its subsidiary Reliance Infratel. Customer care operations are outsourced to 19 BPO companies.
Reliance Communications had 33.7 million data customers in which 17.4 millions are 3G customers and 16.3 millions are 2G customers as per July 2015. It had More 3G Customers than 2G Customers and average data per user is 834 MB higher than other Indian Operators. It is the only Indian dual technology operator(GSM, CDMA) nation wise.
In 2002 it launched CDMA Operations in 22 circles and became pan India operator . With in few years it reached number 2 operator in India
In 2008 Reliance Communications launched GSM in remaining circles and became pan India GSM Operator.
In the 2010 spectrum auction, Reliance Communications paid ₹ 58642.9 million for spectrum in 13 circles. The circles it will provide 3G in are Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Punjab, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha, Assam, North East, Jammu & Kashmir.
On 25 May 2012, RCom announced a price reduction of 61% on its 3G services. In 2011 Reliance provided up to 28 Mbit/s data rate in India with its MIMO technology. On 31 January 2013, Reliance announced its partnership with Lenovo to market co-branded smartphones in India. The smartphones were said to use the Android operating system and have dual-core processors.
In 2014 RCOM offers 3G services through network sharing in the states where it does not hold license for 3G operations. Reliance provides 3G services in Uttar Pradesh East through Aircel's 3G network and in Uttar Pradesh West through Tata Docomo's 3G network and it allows Tata Docomo customers to roam on Reliance's network in Delhi, where Tata Docomo does not operate.
In 2015 It launched CDMA in REV. B technology in non 3G circles (up to 14.1Mbit/s)
Reliance Communications operates in 22 telecom circles and offers services on GSM and CDMA platforms. Mobile services are available in the following telecom circles:
Reliance Tech Services is the IT services wing of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani group. It provides IT consultancy, business process outsourcing and software development for Reliance Communications and other ADA group companies.
Reliance Globalcom owns the Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe undersea cable system and RIDC provides Internet data centre (IDC) services located in Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai. Reliance Communications also acquired FLAG Telecom, Yipes ethernet service, Digicable and Vanco.
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