Mumbai : Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Monday announced that Jio 5G will be launched in India this Diwali, beginning in major cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai. The company will invest Rs.2 lakh crore for 5G roll out throughout the country. He said that Jio 5G would be available throughout the whole 3.3 million square kilometre expanse of India by December 2023.
“Jio has prepared an ambitious 5G roll-out plan which will be the fastest in the world. 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. Subsequently, we plan to increase the Jio 5G footprint month after month. 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” he said during the company’s Annual General Meeting.
“We have indigenously developed an end-to-end 5G stack which is fully cloud native, software de managed, with support for even advanced features like Quantum Security. This is fully developed in-house by our 2,000-plus young Jio engineers, working tirelessly for the past 3 years. We have already deployed this Made-In-India cient capacity to serve hundreds of millions of users right from day one. Furthermore,5G stack in our network, with suf Jio 5G is uniquely positioned to offer captive or private 5G solutions for Indian enterprises at owner’s economics” he added.
Mujesh Ambani said that Jio 5G will be the world’s largest and most advanced 5G network. Most operators are deploying a version of 5G, called Non-Standalone 5G, which is essentially a 5G radio signal delivered over an existing 4G infrastructure. This Non-Standalone approach is a hasty way to nominally claim a 5G launch, but it won’t deliver the breakthrough improvements in performance and capability possible with 5G. In sharp contrast, Jio will deploy the latest version of 5G, called Stand-Alone 5G, which has zero dependency on our 4G network. With Stand-Alone 5G, Jio can deliver new and powerful services such as low latency connectivity, massive machine-to-machine communication, 5G voice, Edge computing and network slicing, and metaverse.