Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is banking a price-cut strategy as it gears up to launch 4G services in India's two biggest cities.
The conglomerate aims to offer a 4G device under US$90 (5,000 rupees) and is in talks with Samsung and others to source for handsets and other devices, according to Reuters reported on Sunday.
The rollout will start in Mumbai and Delhi and eventually span hundreds of cities across the country, the report noted.
However, RIL could face further challenges asat 2300 Mhz is not compatible with many popular devices, such as the iPhone, iPad, or Samsung Galaxy S4.
RIL, owned by India's richest man Mukesh Ambani, and Samsung both declined to comment on the plans, according to Reuters.
Earlier this month RIL's sister company
So far, only one telco in the country--in the regions of Kolkata, Bengaluru and Pune.