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Reliance Jio to switch spectrum bandwidth from 1800MHz to 850MHz

Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL) has started the process of ‘switching’ to the 1800 MegaHertz (MHz) frequency band in the Junnar region of Pune district, according to Indian Express.

The telecom company was issued the ‘corrected’ spectrum order in January by the Department of Telecommunication (DoT), in which the RJIL has now been allocated the spectrum in the 1800 MHz band.

DoT has asked the telecom to cease all its operations in the 850 MHz band in Junnar, as this overlaps with the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope’s (GMRT) operating frequency range.

“We are relieved and thankful that the DoT has finally allocated the correct spectrum in its allocation order. We appreciate the spirit of cooperation and understating shown by the RJIL , which immediately initiated the action to change the frequency of operation from 850 MHz to 1800 MHz for the towers in the GMRT region,” a senior official from the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA) said.

“The GMRT’s technical team is in touch with the RJIL team to monitor the progress. Our team has reported that the signals are now much more free from interference than earlier,” the senior official said.
CT Bureau

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