Jio 5G Launch: Jio revealed the Jio 5G deployment timeline during its 45th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in 2022. This Diwali, consumers will be able to use Jio’s “True 5G” in significant cities including Delhi, Kolkata, and more.
Jio 5G will launch very soon!
In October, consumers in Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, and Mumbai will be able to use Jio’s True 5G, which will only utilize the Standalone (SA) 5G infrastructure. For those who are unaware, Diwali falls on October 24 this year. So, by the end of October, we can anticipate the start of the official availability.
When the latest 5G spectrum auctions were completed, it was anticipated that the 5G deployment would begin in October. 13 cities, including Delhi, Gurugram, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Pune, Chennai, Jamnagar, and Kolkata, are anticipated to be the initial ones.
By December 2023, Jio hopes to have Jio True 5G available to all Indian subscribers. Other telecom providers like Vodafone Idea (Vi), Airtel, and others plan to offer 5G services by then as well.
During the auction, Jio purchased the most 5G spectrum. It contains spectra in the 700MHz, 800MHz, 1800MHz, 3300MHz, and 26GHz bands totaling 26,772 MHz. The telecom company invested Rs 88,078 crore. Furthermore, Jio received the greatest sub-GHz 5G spectrum and 1,000 MHz mmWave (26 GHz) spectrum across 22 Indian circles.
Jio has also engaged with global players for its 5G services. This includes Meta for immersive technology, Google for the introduction of “ultra-affordable” 5G handsets and Google Cloud, Microsoft for the Azure ecosystem, and Intel.
Jio has also worked with Qualcomm to build 5G solutions for India that can be used by other nations.