Jio has recently secured spectrum in the 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 1.8 GHz, 3.3 GHz and 26 GHz bands.
Indian telecom operator Reliance Jio may launch its 5G services from August 15, according to Indian media.
“Jio is committed to offering world-class, affordable 5G and 5G services. We offer services, platforms and solutions that will accelerate India’s digital revolution, especially in critical sectors such as education, healthcare, agriculture, manufacturing and e-governance,” said Reliance Jio Infocomm Chairman Akash Ambani. “The speed, scale and societal impact of Jio’s 4G rollout is unmatched anywhere in the world. Now, with greater ambition and stronger determination, Jio will lead India’s march into the 5G era,” the executive added.
The operator is the telecom arm of Jio Platforms, which won about half of all the 5G frequencies auctioned by Reliance Industries (RIL) for $110 billion.
Jio has secured spectrum in the 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 1.8 GHz, 3.3 GHz and 26 GHz bands.
“Jio is fully poised to roll out 5G in a short period of time as it has fiber across the country, an all-IP network with no legacy infrastructure, native 5G stack and strong global partnerships across the technology ecosystem,” the telco said in a recent statement. .
In January this year, Reliance Jio confirmed that it had completed its plan to cover 1,000 cities across the country with 5G coverage. This coverage planning will allow the operator to quickly roll out 5G services now that the government has allocated 5G spectrum.
Jio said it is testing the rollout of 5G services in India, including heat maps, 3D maps and ray tracing technology. “Data-driven network planning for Jio’s 5G network is underway using Heat maps, 3D maps and ray tracing technology based on customer target consumption and income to accurately plan targeted coverage of high consumption and high reception areas,” the company said earlier this year.
Jio is also testing its own native 5G RAN and core technologies.
In related news, telecom analytics company Subex and Jio Platforms have announced a partnership to expand their latest 5G product line.
Under the terms of the agreement, Jio Platforms will offer its cloud 5G core to global telcos and Subex’s HyperSense platform to enable closed-loop network automation, product performance and customer experience analytics.
“The partnership between Jio Platforms and Subex provides new opportunities for enterprises and consumers to enable end-to-end 5G services. JPL’s 5G stack complements Subex’s digital monetization platforms to enable a wide range of 5G use cases,” said Aayush Bhatnagar, Senior Vice President, Jio Platforms.