Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani at the India Mobile Congress 2020 today said that Jio will pioneer the 5G Revolution in India in the second half of 2021. “5G should be available and affordable- Jio makes that promise/ towards aatmanirbhar Bharat.” He added. Back in June at the 43rd annual general meeting (AGM) announced that the company has designed and developed a complete 5G solution from scratch using 100% home-grown technologies and solution.
He said that while India is among the best digitally connected nations in the world, to maintain this lead, policy steps are needed to accelerate early rollout of 5G and to make it affordable and available everywhere. Further,he said that 5G will enable India to not only participate in the Fourth Industrial Revolution but also to lead it.
RIL chairman already said that the Jio will be ready for trials as soon as 5G spectrum is available and can be ready for field deployment next year. Because of Jio’s converged, all-IP network architecture, it can easily upgrade 4G network to 5G.
As many as 300 million mobile subscribers in India are still trapped in the 2G era. Urgent policy steps are needed to ensure that these underprivileged people have an affordable smartphone, so that they too can benefit from Direct Benefit Transfer into their bank accounts and actively participate in the digital economy.
India is today among the best digitally connected nations in the world. In order to maintain this lead, policy steps are needed to accelerate early rollout of 5G, and to make it affordable and available everywhere. I assure you that Jio will pioneer the 5G Revolution in India in the second half of 2021. It will be powered by indigenous-developed network, hardware and technology components.