Mukesh Ambani, announced that Reliance Jio will roll out standalone 5G services in select cities in the country by Diwali, which falls on October 24. “Within the next two months, by Diwali, we will launch Jio 5G across multiple key cities, including the metropolises of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai. By December 2023, which is less than 18 months from today, we will deliver Jio 5G to every town, every taluka, and every tehsil of our country,” Ambani told shareholders at the company’s annual general meeting.
“In addition to the 3500 MHz mid-band which is globally earmarked for 5G, and the 26 GHz millimeter-wave band for ultra-high capacity, only Jio has the 700 MHz low-band spectrum which is essential for deep indoor coverage,” it adds. Jio 5G wants to give Indian consumers a True 5G network, and its plans are well in motion to make this a reality.
Reliance Jio Infocomm, India’s largest wireless operator, will be able to provide up to 1Gbps speed to consumers at affordable prices, but it did not disclose the tariffs at which it will launch 5G services.
Jio will use the so-called 5G stand-alone technology on top of its indigenously developed 5G stack to provide affordable services to consumers. Jio is also partnering with Google to launch a budget 5G smartphone.