Jio’s 5G network has an official roll out date. The next-generation of mobile LTE network will begin rolling out from Deepavali, which is in October this year.
Reliance Jio was the largest bidder during India’s 5G spectrum auction and spent Rs 88,078 crore on the auction. RIL has confirmed the 5G roll out date during its Annual General Meeting (AGM). It also plans to bring more affordable 5G phones to the market in partnership with Google.
The company clarified that 5G will be available in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai sometime in October this year. The exact date is not yet official. Jio also said that 5G will roll out nationwide by December 2023.
“I firmly believe that Digital Freedom is the birth right of every Indian. Therefore, 5G cannot remain an exclusive service, available only to the privileged few, or only to those in our largest cities. To build our pan-India True 5G network, we have committed a total investment of `2 lakh crore. Jio has prepared an ambitious 5G roll-out plan which will be the fastest in the world,” Mukesh Ambani, RIL chairman, said during his keynote speech.