Reliance Jio CEO Mukesh Ambani announced a Rs 2 lakh crore investment in 5G connectivity during the company’s 45th annual general meeting (AGM). The nation’s largest telecom operator will roll out its standalone 5G network across India by end of 2023.
Ambani’s vision is to offer gigabit connectivity to every home and small business in India. He hopes to “fuel the Fourth Industrial Revolution” by connecting billions of smart IoT devices.
1. Faster Data Transfer
In the telecom industry, faster data transfer speeds are essential. Whether you are on the go or in the comfort of your home, faster data transfers mean that you can do more with less time.
Jio’s 5G network services will be available across India by the end of 2023, according to Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani. The company will be launching the technology by Diwali in metro cities, and gradually expanding month-on-month.
It will use Standalone (SA) 5G to deliver powerful services such as low latency connectivity, massive machine-to-machine communication, 5G voice, edge computing and network slicing, and metaverse, among others. The network will also leverage carrier aggregation techniques to maximize its spectrum assets and capabilities.
2. Improved Reliability
Reliance Jio will begin its 5G network rollout in metro cities by Diwali this year, with plans to cover every town, taluka, and tehsil of India by end of 2023. The company will also deploy 5G-ready infrastructure to tens of thousands of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with a fixed wireless access service.
To launch its 5G network, Jio has been able to acquire a large amount of wireless spectrum in the 700 MHz and 800 MHz bands, which are the key to efficient 5G services globally. As a result, Jio claims to have built the world’s largest stand-alone network architecture for 5G, which is capable of delivering gigabit-speed connectivity to its users.
3. High-Definition Video
The speed of download and upload is much higher with 5G technology. It also allows users to stream high definition video without any delays or interruptions.
By 2023, all towns and villages in India will have 5G connectivity. This will erase the rural-urban divide which has plagued India for decades.
At the 45th Annual General Meeting of Reliance Industries on Monday, Chairman Mukesh Ambani announced that Jio will roll out its 5G network across the country by 2023. He added that the network is now available in 4 cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Varanasi.
4. Increased Efficiency
5G networks will improve productivity by delivering gigabit internet speeds to people in remote locations. This will make life easier in industries such as mining, warehousing, healthcare, and more.
Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Jio Infocomm, has confirmed that the telecom company will roll out affordable 5G services across India by end of 2023. He said this will enable faster data transfers, low latency, and higher-quality video streaming.
The telecom company currently offers the service in 236 cities, with more cities scheduled to launch in the coming days. The latest ones include Hindupur, Madanapalle and Proddatur in Andhra Pradesh; Raigarh in Chhattisgarh; Talcher in Odisha; Patiala in Punjab; Alwar in Rajasthan; Mancherial in Telangana; and Gorakhpur and Roorkee in Uttarakhand.
5. Reduced Interference
Reduction of interference is a key benefit of 5G technology. This will improve overall mobile network performance and allow users to experience a faster and more reliable internet connection.
This benefit is important for industries that rely on mobile data, such as mining, warehousing, and healthcare. These industries use high-volume data and require a fast and efficient network.
However, there are some limitations to 5G network technology that can affect its overall performance. For example, interference with airport and flight operations can prevent 5G services from being available at certain locations.