- Jio has revealed its 5G rollout plan in India
- The telco plans to provide 5G services in key cities starting this Diwali, i.e. October 24th
- Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata will be among the first cities to get the 5G services
Jio 5G services, dubbed as Jio True 5G, will be available in India starting i.e. October 24th. At its Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2022, the telco announced that it plans to roll out the network in the country this Diwali. The company claims that its network will be a true 5G network that will operate on the standalone network and have ‘zero dependency on its 4G network.’ That said, the Jio 5G services will initially be available in multiple key Indian cities. “Subsequently, we plan to expand the Jio 5G footprint month after month until by December of 2023, which is less than 18 months, every town, talukdar, and tehsil of the country has the 5G network,” said Mukesh Ambani in its keynote address at AGM 2022.
Following cities will get Jio 5G network this Diwali
Jio 5G services, SIM, and bands
The Jio 5G services are said to be the world’s largest and most advanced 5G network. The services will be available through a standalone network (SA) for which the telco will have a separate infrastructure. Unlike the non-standalone network (NSA), SA can’t operate on the existing 4G infrastructure. This means that you will need a new SIM to use Jio 5G services. The company is yet to reveal its plans to launch Jio 5G SIM in India, but it has announced Jio Air Fiber ultra 5G hotspot to enjoy wireless high-speed fiber-like broadband speeds.
“The three-fold advantage of Stand-Alone 5G architecture, largest and best mix of spectrum and Carrier Aggregation technology means that Jio 5G will be able to offer an unparalleled combination of coverage, capacity, quality and affordability,” per the company. With Stand-Alone 5G, Jio is also said to deliver new and powerful services like low latency, massive machine-to-machine communication, 5G voice, Edge computing and network slicing, and the metaverse.
The Jio 5G services will be available on the 3500MHz mid-band spectrum, 25GHz millimetre spectrum, and 700MHz low-band spectrum. The 700MHz band, which offers superior indoor coverage, is exclusive to the telco.