Ex – OnMobile CEO, Arvind Rao, To Be In charge of RIL’s 4G Rollout
Filed Under: Business | Posted: 11/20/2012 at 2:40AM
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Infotel Broadband Services of RIL (Reliance Industries Limited) has hired the former Managing Director & Chief Executive of Mobile Value services company OnMobile Global, Arvind Rao to head the rollout of the 4G Broadband Services. As the head of innovation and platform at Infotel, he is expected to push the envelope further and bring out dynamic changes in the 4G rollout. He has previously served as the Co- Founder of OnMobile and has an expertise of around 14 years in the industry, with great knowledge about wireless telecommunication and emerging technology. Both, Rao and the company officials have declined to confirm the news.
Based on news, it is expected that Reliance Infotel led by Mukesh Ambani will have the rollout of their 4G services in the next ten months. It is the only company to have a PAN – India license to operate 4G services across the country. It has already geared for the initial trials for the operational purposes in Mumbai, Delhi and Jamnagar. Spearheading the rollout, he will strengthen the present platform that will cater to voice, video, and data services. He is a BTech from IIT Bombay and has mastered in Science from the University of Wisconsin. Later, he went on to pursue an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has also a successful stint in private equity and venture capital business. He also has a hands on experience in the electronics sector owing to his experience at McKinskey & Co.
Due to some issues related to corporate governance Arvind Rao has to resign from his position at OnMobile Global where he put in his papers after a review that was accepted by the OnMobile Board of Directors. Hence, after discontinuing his services and investment from the company, he decided to join India’s largest private sector company, RIL in its crucial project.
RIL has chipped in a special team of experts to be at the helm of the provision of the best high definition over Long Term Evolution. Its services will enable users to enjoy a unified communication with a single device and their self-built application platform. TD- LTE will be the advanced fourth generation technology that will facilitate the provision of broadband access at high speeds enabling streaming video, live TV, and Heavy video.