Reliance Communications

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Reliance Communications Ltd.
Public company
Traded as NSERCOM
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 2002[1]
Founder Anil Ambani
Headquarters Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra, India
Area served
Key people
Anil Ambani (President)
Gurdeep Singh (CEO)[2]
Revenue 218 billion (US$3.3 billion) (2013)[3]
6.72 billion (US$100 million) (2013)[3]
Total assets 902 billion (US$14 billion) (2013)[3]
Members 109.80 million[4] (April 2015)
Number of employees
8500 (2015)[3]
Parent Reliance Group
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.[4] 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.

Mobile services[edit]

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.[5]

On 25 May 2012, RCom announced a price reduction of 61% on its 3G services.[6] In 2011 Reliance provided up to 28 Mbit/s data rate in India with its MIMO technology.[7] On 31 January 2013, Reliance announced its partnership with Lenovo to market co-branded smartphones in India.[8] The smartphones were said to use the Android operating system and have dual-core processors.[8]

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)

Network coverage[edit]

Reliance Communications operates in 22 telecom circles and offers services on GSM and CDMA platforms. Mobile services are available in the following telecom circles:

Telecom circle CDMA 2G 3G
Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh Yes Yes Yes
Maharashtra & Goa Yes Yes No
Mumbai Yes Yes Yes
Andhra Pradesh & Telangana Yes Yes No
Bihar & Jharkhand Yes Yes Yes
Gujarat Yes Yes No
Haryana Yes Yes No
Himachal Pradesh Yes Yes Yes
Karnataka Yes Yes No
Kerala Yes Yes No
Kolkata Yes Yes Yes
Odisha Yes Yes Yes
Punjab Yes Yes Yes
Rajasthan Yes Yes Yes
Tamil Nadu Yes Yes No
Uttar Pradesh (East) Yes Yes Yes
Uttar Pradesh (West) Yes Yes Yes
West Bengal Yes Yes Yes
Assam Yes Yes Yes
North-East Yes Yes Yes
Jammu and Kashmir Yes Yes Yes
Delhi Yes Yes Yes


Reliance Telecom Limited (RTL) operates in Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, kolkata Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, Bihar, Assam, and the northeast of India. It first offered GSM services in January 2003.[9]

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.


  1. ^ "About us, Reliance Communications". Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Corporate filing, BSE India" (PDF). Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Reliance Communications Financial Annual Results For 2012 - 2013" (PDF). Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Telecom Subscription data, January 2015" (PDF). TRAI. 16 June 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "RCom launches 3G services in 3 cities". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 14 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "RCom slashes 3G tariff by 61%". The Times of India. 25 May 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "Reliance Improved their 3g with MIMO Technology". Teletechnology of India. 22 August 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Reliance, in a deal with Lenovo to offer co-branded Jelly Bean smartphones to consumers". 1 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "Telecom Investment: At its Peak". Telecom & Networking Communications Today. 3 December 2009. Archived from the original on 28 January 2010. Retrieved 6 October 2013.