Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries, stated on Monday that Reliance Jio will launch standalone 5G services in chosen cities throughout the country by Diwali (October 24). Jio has committed a total investment of Rs 2 lakh crore to develop a pan-India genuine 5G network.
To begin, Jio announced the availability of 5G services in four major cities: Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai.
These will be swiftly spread to neighbouring cities and villages, eventually covering the entire country by December 2023.
Mukesh Ambani stated at the ‘Reliance AGM 2022’ that it will be the ‘world’s largest, standalone’ Jio 5G services.
“Jio 5G services will provide high-quality and affordable connectivity to everyone, and everywhere. We are determined to put India ahead of China and the United States as a data-driven economy” Mukesh Ambani stated
Jio 5G will be the largest and most advanced 5G network in the world. Unlike other carriers, Jio’s 5G network would be self-contained, with no dependency on the 4G network.
Jio 5G will be able to provide an unequaled combination of coverage, capacity, quality, and cost due to its three-fold advantage of standalone 5G architecture, the largest and best mix of the spectrum, and Carrier Aggregation technology.
Jio can bring new and powerful services such as low latency, large machine-to-machine connectivity, 5G voice, Edge computing, network slicing, and metaverse using standalone 5G.
Jio has created an end-to-end 5G stack that is totally cloud-native, software-defined, digitally managed, and supports even sophisticated technologies such as Quantum Security.
Jio using 5G will unleash billions of smart sensors with connected intelligence, triggering the Internet of Things (IoT) and fueling the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It will provide everyone, everywhere, and everything with high-quality, low-cost data.
Reliance Jio Info comm Chairman Akash Ambani stated that Jio genuine 5G will bring unprecedented gains in internet speed and substantially lower latency.
The declaration is consistent with the government’s expectation that inexpensive 5G services will be available in the country by October 12.
Union Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw stated that installations are underway and telecom operations are focused on the flawless implementation of 5G services.
The government will make certain that 5G plans remain affordable to the public.
Telcos will soon launch separate 5G tariff plans, similar to 3G and 4G, and users may pay more to access 5G services on their devices, according to industry analysts.
However, pricing rates will be reduced as consumption grows, and more people embrace 5G networks, particularly in metro areas where initial demand will be greatest.
With the debut of 5G, a tariff war is unlikely, but it “will be competitive as India continues to be a price-conscious market.”