Ambani brothers join hands for telecom biz, sign Rs 1200 crore deal.
Billionaire Ambani brothers on Tuesday struck a Rs 1,200-crore deal wherein Mukesh will use his younger sibling’s optic fibre network for launch of his telecom venture. Under the pact, Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries’ telecom arm will hire nationwide optical fibre network of Reliance Communications for the roll-out of 4G services.
“Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd and Reliance Communications Ltd today announced the signing of a definitive agreement for approximately Rs 1,200 crore as one-time indefeasible right to use (IRU) fees for sharing RCom’s nationwide inter-city fibre optic network infrastructure,” RCom said in a statement.
Under the terms of the agreement, Reliance Jio Infocomm will utilise multiple fibre pairs across RCom’s 1,20,000 kilometres inter-city fibre optic network to provide the backbone for rolling out its 4G services. As per the agreement, RCom will in turn have reciprocal access to optic fibre infrastructure to be built by Reliance Jio Infocomm in the future.
“The agreement provides for joint working arrangements to be put in place immediately for upgradation of the optic fibre network, to ensure seamless delivery of next generation services,” the statement said. This agreement is the first in an intended comprehensive framework of business co-operation between Reliance Jio Infocomm and RCom to provide for optimal utilisation of the existing and future infrastructure of both companies on reciprocal basis, including inter alia, inter-city fibre, intra-city fiber, towers and related assets.
Source : IBN Live.
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