STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
Kolkata, 25 October
Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL), the telecom arm of Reliance Industries Limited, today announced that it has received unified licence for all 22 service areas across India.
The unified licence would allow the company to offer all telecom services, including voice telephony under a single licence, the company said in a statement.
RJIL becomes the first telecom operator in the country to get pan-India unified licence, the statement added. 
The company signed the unified licence agreement with the government on 21 October 2013 after submission of desired documents and payment of requisite entry fee.
"With grant of unified licence, RJIL has migrated its existing ISP licence along with broadband wireless access (BWA) spectrum to the unified licence with authorisation for all services except global mobile personal communication by satellite service (GMPCS) under unified licence in all service areas," the company said.
Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited, is the only pan-India operator with broadband wireless access spectrum across 22 circles capable of offering fourth generation (4G) wireless services.