Jio 5G: Launch in India, 5G Speed Test, Trials, Spectrum, and More

Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming Reliance Jio 5G network in India!

Reliance Jio officially announced its 5G services in India. The telecom operator started rolling out 5G services in the country this Diwali, i.e., October 24th. The brand has revealed that the Jio 5G network will be the most advanced 5G network across the globe. During the 45th Annual General Meeting, Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and MD, Reliance Industries, said that Jio has built the standalone 5G architecture to deliver a high-speed internet experience across the country. The company will use a mix of spectrum that it acquired during the 5G auctions along with carrier aggregation to provide a seamless 5G experience across the country. Moreover, Akash Ambani revealed that with the 5G rollout in India, the current 80 million connected internet devices would double to 1.5 billion in one year.

The company has been actively working on making its network 5G proof and has partnered with various companies to strengthen its proposition for its 5G networks in India. The company has also revealed that it has developed indigenous technologies for its 5G services. That said, one might be curious to know the nitty-gritty details about Jio’s 5G network. So, in order to make things easier for you, we have compiled a detailed article that will talk in length about Jio 5G India launch, where the company has conducted 5G trials, what 5G spectrum the brand might use and more. Here’s what you need to know!

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Reliance Jio 5G Launch in India

Since Diwali, Reliance Jio has been rolling out its 5G services in India. As of now, the company has rolled out its 5G services in these cities – Delhi-NCR, Varanasi, Nathdwara, Mumbai, Chennai, Pune, Gujarat, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Kolkata. Other metro cities will soon get 5G services.

Moreover, Mukesh Ambani has revealed that Jio will roll out its 5G services across every nook and cranny of the country with fibre quality connection for 5G across India. “With Jio 5G, we will connect everyone, every place and everything with the highest quality and most affordable data. In addition to meeting India’s needs, we are confident of offering digital solutions to global markets,” Mukesh Ambani said in a statement during AGM 2022 meeting.

The company recently revealed that it had completed its 5G network coverage planning for the top 1,000 cities in the country. “5G coverage planning has been completed for 1,000 top cities across the country. Jio has been doing trials on advanced use cases across healthcare and industrial automation on its 5G network,” Jio said in a statement.

Reliance Jio 5G Internet Speed

Reliance Jio revealed that with its 5G services, customers would get 1Gbps of internet speed everywhere in the country. The company has revealed that the 5G speed will be one of the fastest in the country, and not even many fixed broadband networks can provide such speed. This simply means that the Jio 5G download speed is 8x faster, and the upload speed is 15X faster as compared to Jio’s 4G network.

Reliance Jio 5G Trials

The company confirmed during the AGM meeting that it had installed the 5G standalone network at its data centres across the country. Moreover, the company has put up 5G trial sites in Navi Mumbai. The company says that all the 5G networks are 100 per cent homegrown and use indigenous technologies to support its network.

The company last year conducted its connected drones trials on its indigenous 5G networks. The 5G trials were done on connected drones and involved precision command and control of drones over 5G networks of Jio. These include image recognition, track-and-trace, delivery, and more. The company also confirmed that it commenced field testing for its 5G networks in four circles. The company tested out trials in Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, and Gujarat. The company revealed that the trials in Mumbai were done using its own technology. For Delhi, Pune, and Gujarat, Jio partnered with Ericsson, Nokia, and Samsung respectively.

In February 2022, Jio also partnered with smartphone-maker OPPO to conduct 5G trials on smartphones in India. The company successfully conducted the trials using OPPO Reno 7 series smartphones. The company claims that the phones were able to deliver lag-free 4K video streaming along with super-fast upload and download speeds.

Reliance Jio 5G Spectrum

In the recent 5G auction conducted by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) in India, Reliance Jio acquired lots of 5G spectrum for Rs 88,078 crores. The operator has acquired 5G bands in 700MHz, 800MHz, 18000MHz, 3300MHz and premium mmWave 26GHz bands. Moreover, the company has also opted for a 700MHz band that will allow it to reach rural areas and offer low-cost 5G services. The 700MHz has a potential range of 6-10 km of range, which can cover a wider area in all 22 circles.

Reliance Jio 5G Latest News

Gujarat is the First State in India to Have 5G Services Across All District Headquarters (November 25, 2022)

Reliance Jio has announced that Gujarat is the first state in India to get Jio True 5G coverage in 100% of the district headquarters. All 33 district headquarters in Gujarat now have Jio 5G connectivity.

Jio 5G is Now Available in Pune (November 23, 2022)

All Jio users in Pune will be able to use 5G services across the city, announced Reliance in a release. The company further said that Punekars have started receiving invitations for Jio Welcome Offer.

Jio True 5G Rolled Out in Bengaluru and Hyderabad (November 10, 2022)

Reliance Jio has added two tech-centric cities as a part of its 5G revolution, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. Users on the 5G device in these cities can access Jio 5G services wherever available.

Reliance Jio is Planning to Expand its 5G Services by Adding More Sites Every Week (November 10, 2022)

Reliance Jio is planning to roll out its 5G services across India quite fast. The operator is adding around 2,500 5G sites per week, as per a report by Economics Times. The operator is also looking to add up to 5,000 to 6,000 5G sites every week in the next three or four months. The operator has already announced that it will roll out the services across India by December 2023.

Reliance Jio Launches 5G Services and 5G WiFi Services in New Cities (October 25, 2022)

Reliance Jio has announced its 5G WiFi services in high-footfall areas. The company is also introduced its Jio True 5G pilot beta project in two Indian cities. Jio Chairman Akash Ambani has revealed that the Jio True 5G pilot beta trail is now available in Chennai and Nathdwara, Rajasthan. Moreover, he further revealed that the operator would be launching 5G WiFi services in high-footfall areas, including educational institutes, religious places, railway stations, bus stands, commercial hubs and more.

Reliance Jio introduces Jio 5G Welcome Offer to its Customers in India (October 10, 2022)

Reliance Jio has introduced a new Jio 5G Welcome offer for its customers to test the 5G services. The company has revealed that users with 5G phones that are present in the cities where the operator has made the services live, can enjoy 5G. These include Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Varanasi. It is important to note that Jio customers who are on Jio plan worth Rs 239 and above are eligible to test the 5G services. The company is providing unlimited 5G data with up to 1Gbps of internet speed. However, it is important to note that the offer is invitational based, meaning that users will get the invite to access the Jio 5G service.

Reliance Jio to Roll out 5G Services in India by December 2023 (October 3, 2022)

Reliance Jio has confirmed that it will roll out 5G services in every corner of India by 2023. Mukesh Ambani, during the Indian Mobile Congress (IMC) 2022, has revealed that it will deliver 5G services “to every town, every taluka, and every tehsil” of the country by December 2023. The brand will roll out its 5G services in four metro cities, including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata, by Diwali.

Reliance Jio 5G Services Might Get Launched at India Mobile Congress (September 29, 2022)

Reliance Jio might introduce its 5G services in the country at India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2022. It is expected that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will introduce the 5G service from Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel during the IMC 2022. Previously, Mukesh Ambani revealed that the company will begin with the 5G rollout by Diwali in major cities and then complete the rollout by December 2023.

Reliance Jio Might Develop 5G Small Cell Network Solutions for better Connectivity in India (September 13, 2022)

Reliance Jio is developing a small cell radio network, which it will help to enhance the 5G connectivity in India and for global players. As per a report by BuisnessLine, Jio’s 5G network stack will focus on small cells that will help to provide urban densification on its indigenous technology.

Reliance Officially Introduces its 5G Networks in India, Roll out to Begin from Diwali (August 29, 2022)

Reliance Jio has finally introduced its 5G services in India during its 45th Annual General Meeting. The brand has revealed that it will roll out the 5G services to every nook and cranny of the country. Jio will initially roll out the 5G services in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata. Moreover, the company is planning to introduce the service by the end of 2023 across the country. The Jio 5G networks will be built using standalone 5G architecture and with mix of spectrum and carrier aggregation to provide a seamless 5G experience in India.

Reliance Jio Reveals Plans to Launch 5G Services in India (August 12, 2022)

Reliance Jio has revealed its plan to launch 5G services in India. As per the report, Jio has finished planning for its 5G coverage in 1,000 top cities across the country and have also named 22 cities that will get 5G network in the first phase.

Reliance Jio is in Advanced Talks with Samsung for 5G Equiments in India (March 29, 2022)

Reliance Jio is reportedly in advanced talks with South Korean major Samsung to procure 5G equipment for its 5G networks in the country, as per a report by Business Insider. Samsung is also planning to partner with Airtel to provide the latter with the latest 5G equipment for the 5G service rollout in the country. Reliance Jio has developed its own indigenous technology for its standalone 5G services.

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