Mumbai: Reliance Infocomm has entered into an agreement with the US telephony company Verizon to offer CDMA-based roaming services to its users visiting North America.
With this tie-up Reliance international roaming presence has been extended to 10 countries across the world that jointly hold over 90 per cent of the global CDMA footprint. This offer is only for Reliance's post-paid subscribers.
The roaming service was launched on Wednesday and is available to Reliance customers who use single band handsets. This is the second roaming tie-up for Reliance Infocomm in the US, the earlier being an agreement signed up with Sprint, the other CDMA operator in that country.
Reliance Infocomm has tie-ups with Unicom of China, Pelephone of Israel, Telecom Mobile of New Zealand, Mobile 8 of Indonesia, Hutch in Hong Kong, ABPW of Taiwan, Telestra of Australia, Cat Telecom of Thailand and S K Telecom of Korea. Inroaming services for S K Telecom, Korea, were rolled out on December 15.
The state-owned China Telecommunications Corporation, organized according to the state telecom system reform plan, is China's largest basic telecom network operator and owns the world's largest fixed-line telephone network that covers the whole country with a global reach.