Founded in 2002, Reliance communications (RCOM) is a telecommunications and Internet Company with its headquarters in Navi Mumbai and it is headed by Anil Ambani.
It provides both CDMA and GSM mobile services to the customers and also have DTH, fixed line broadband and voice services in its portfolio. Like Airtel it also has outsourced majority of operations to other Reliance subsidiaries and Ericsson.
It delivers services to both individuals and companies ranging from information communication services to consulting. Currently it is servicing Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Orissa, Bihar, Assam, Kolkata, and North East service areas in India
Reliance communications has taken many initiatives to build a robust system of communication and telephony connecting over four lakhs of villages. Reliance Communications laid the largest optical fiber cable all over India covering over 135,000 kms from 2003-2005. It also reduced its 3G charges by more than 50% to attract subscription. Also, it has pioneered into building the 4G services that will be available pan India by the end of 2017, formerly known as Reliance Infotel Broadband services, Reliance Jio is a Mukesh Ambani initiative in collaboration with Reliance Communications to provide 4G services that will be based on LTE technology.
Reliance communications has its operations spread over India, US, Canada, Australia, UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, France, Belgium, Austria, Spain, Ireland and Netherlands with Reliance global call overseeing the international operations. The speed offered by Jio would be far greater than offered by Airtel presently. Recently, it acquired Sistema Shyam Teleservices Ltd (SSTL) MTS thereby increasing its subscription base by more than 8 million.