Reliance Jio, India’s largest telecom provider, turned six on September 5, 2022. On September 6, 2016, the telco debuted its 4G services. Since then, India has experienced a tech transformation, with data rates falling substantially and millions of Indians receiving limitless phone calling as part of their cell subscriptions. Jio has made a significant change in practically every Indian’s everyday life. Without Jio, the previous marketing strategy would have persisted, with Indian users continuing paying Rs 200+ for each GB of data consumed, in addition to paying for every second of voice talking and SMS.
The next ambition for Jio to further accelerate India’s digitalization is to provide True 5G services. Jio’s 5G is referred as true 5G since Jio is the only telecom operator in India that will install 5G SA (standalone) services, the 5G network will operate on its own structure, expertise, and equipment. All other providers, notably Airtel and Vodafone Idea (Vi), will install 5G NSA (non-standalone), in which the 5G network must rely on the 4G base and each work together. 5G SA networks can support more use cases while consuming less energy than 5G NSA networks.
Jio has invested over Rs 2 lakh crore for the introduction of PAN-India 5G in many stages across an 18-month period. Jio’s 5G service would be the largest in the world, supported by cutting-edge technology. The best part is that Jio does not intend to limit 5G to consumers living in major cities. Rather, the operator intends 5G lines to touch every corner of India as quickly as feasible. The 18-month deadline for PAN-India penetration will make India the globe’s quickest 5G rollout country. Jio aspires to link users with 5G networks even in areas where satellite communication network was previously the sole option.