India is all set to witness the official rollout of the 5G network very soon. Jio, being the biggest telecom player has completed its planning to launch a 5G network in the top 1000 cities in the country. The company has conducted field trials of its home-grown 5G telecom gears, Reliance claims in its annual report.
In its report, RIL has claimed that Jio took major steps during 2021-22 in getting ready for 5G with its 100% indigenous technology. “Jio’s 5G coverage planning has been completed in top 1000 cities based on targeted customer consumption and revenue potential using heat maps, 3D maps, and ray tracing technology”, the report said.
5G services will be rolled out to 22 cities in the first phase. These cities include Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Pune, Chandigarh, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, etc. More cities will be added to the list soon.
Reliance Jio 5G rollout planning
Jio will roll out 5G services in 9 cities initially. They are Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Jamnagar, Hyderabad, Lucknow, etc. It has also conducted tests for various 5G use cases like AR/VR, low latency cloud gaming, network slicing, and multi-tenancy for video delivery, TV streaming, connected hospitals, and industrial applications. Jio has also entered a strategic partnership with Google for its Cloud Solutions to power the 5G experience of Indian enterprises as well as consumers.
Jio has 410.2 million active users at the end of March 2022. The telecom operator was the highest bidder at the 5G spectrum auction. It bought bands worth Rs. 88,078 crores, which include 700MHz, 800MHz, 1800MHz, 3300MHz, and 26GHz bands.