Reliance Communications, India’s leading private telecom operator, has rolled out an affordable wireless Internet service for rural and semi-urban areas across the country.
The ‘City Unlimited’ initiative by RCom would cover 24,000 towns and 600,000 villages which have been left behind in the IT revolution in India. These areas are mapped over 1700 STD codes.
RCom’s prepaid wireless subscribers can take benefit of unlimited Internet usage by paying just Rs. 169 per month. They will receive Internet speed of up to 153Kbps. But first they will have to buy a Reliance NetConnect USB stick modem which is available at a discounted price of Rs. 1,099.
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Reliance Communications has been leading the telecom revolution in India by providing voice services at affordable rates. RCom is also the first private telecom player to provide 3G services in the three key Indian metros.
The company plans to launch Reliance 3G Services across all 13 telecom circles, where it holds 3G licenses, by the end of fiscal year 2010-11. Also, it plans to spread its 3G reach in rest 9 telecom circles of India during the course of next year. Related: Cheap 3G mobile phones in India
At the occasion of ‘City Unlimited’ plan launch, Mahesh Prasad, president, Wireless Business, Reliance Communications, said, “The availability of Internet service and the initial hardware cost has been a deterrent to drive the internet penetration in our country. Internet penetration all over India stands at less than 2 percent and although driving Internet penetration across the country beyond major cities is a key priority for us, affordable internet penetration will also enable economic prosperity for our countrymen.
“Reliance has once again rewritten the rules of the industry by offering an unbeatable proposition in terms of coverage, quality, service breadth and, above all, value for money.”