Jio 5G service will Launch in India in the second half of 2021.
Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani reveale during his keynote at India Mobile Congress 2020.
The Indian billionaire noted that the 5G service offered by Jio would be a “Testimony” to the government’s Atmanirbhar Bharat policy.
Jio is in development of an affordable Android phone in collaboration with Google that is likely to debut in the coming months.
Mukesh Ambani Said :
“I assure you that Jio will pioneer the 5G revolution in India in the second half of 2021. It will be powered by indigenous-developed network, hardware and technology components,”.
To bring 5G to reality in India, Jio is working with companies including Samsung and Qualcomm.
Ambani at the 43rd annual general meeting of Reliance Industries in July announced that Jio would start testing 5G network in the country as soon as the spectrum would be available.
The telco was also tease to develop a homegrown 5G solution.
Jio further detailed its 5G plans and announce the development of its 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) At the Qualcomm 5G Summit in October that will help test the next-generation network at scale.
Jio is currently working with Google to launch its entry-level 4G Android smartphone.
The new model is speculated to arrive sometime in the first quarter of next year with a price of around Rs. 4,000.
During his speech at the India Mobile Congress, Ambani request the government to take policy steps for bringing affordable smartphones for the underprivileged people who are still on a 2G network.
Jio Platforms, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries that owns Jio network, attracted investments from various global companies in the past few months.
Mukesh Ambani Said :
“Jio Platforms, with its family of over 20 startup partners, has built world-class capabilities in artificial intelligence, cloud computing, big data, machine learning, Internet of Things, blockchain, etc,”
“We are creating compelling home-grown solutions in education, healthcare, agriculture, infrastructure, financial services, and new commerce.”
The arrival of Jio 5G service would help boost the existing and new developments of Jio Platforms.
It will also give an edge to the telco that is already the biggest in the Indian telecom sector, with a market share of over 35 percent, as per the data provided by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.
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