Jio claims that it is the first Indian telecom operator to provide international roaming services based on Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) in the country.

Jio launches VoLTE-based international roaming services between India Japan
Atom Telecom Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 09:59

Reliance Jio Infocomm (Jio) has launched VOLTE based inbound International roaming between India and Japan. According to a statement from the company, with this launch, Jio has become India’s first 4G mobile operator to provide VoLTE based international roaming services in India whereby international roamers will be enjoying HD voice and LTE high speed Data.

Japan-based KDDI Corporation is the first international mobile service provider to avail of Jio’s VoLTE calling and LTE data international roaming service, which provides international travellers with access to high-speed data and voice services on Jio’s all-IP, 4G-exclusive network.

“Reliance Jio is focused on delivering the best data and voice experience to all of India and those who visit India. We welcome KDDI customers to Jio as the first international VoLTE and HD roaming users in India,” said Mark Yarkosky, Reliance Jio said in a statement.

With this new arrangement, international travellers will be able to experience Jio’s world-class all-IP network, which the company claims, has been consistently rated as the fastest network in India by TRAI’s MySpeed application over the last 20 months with an average download speed of 20.6 Mbps during September 2018. Jio is also consistently rated to have the widest LTE coverage in the country. 

With over 252 million subscribers within two years of launch, Jio has reportedly been the only telecom sector that registered healthy growth in terms of revenue. Its currently market share current stands at around 20.8%.

As per its second quarter financial results, its average revenue per user (Arpu) stood at Rs 131.7 per user and also clocked an income of Rs 681 crore. According to a PTI report, Bharti Airtel reported a steep 65.7% plunge in net income for the September quarter to Rs118.80 crore and its Arpu too, declined 29% to Rs 101 from Rs 142 in the same period last year.

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