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Mukesh Ambani led-Reliance Jio Infocomm is looking to provide 4G Wi-Fi services using Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) Undertaking’s street light poles in Mumbai, a media report said.

The telco has given a proposal to BEST asking to hire spaces on the street poles to install the equipment to provide 4G services to the masses, the report said. It added the equipment consists of 4G LTE small cell, integrated kiosks outdoor Wi-Fi apps and will use unlicensed band radio.

Jio has proposed to install 4G equipment over 215 lamp posts in Mumbai’s ‘D’ ward and would position its 4G equipment on 25 poles initially to test the availability and performance of the 4G services. Original post at ET Telecom

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