Jio 5G Service to Launch in India in Second Half of 2021, Reveals Mukesh Ambani
Jio 5G service will rollout in India in the second half of 2021, Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani revealed during his keynote at India Mobile Congress 2020 on Tuesday. The Indian billionaire noted that the 5G service offered by Jio would be a “testimony” to the government’s Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India) policy. Apart from rolling out 5G in the country, Jio is in development of an affordable Android phone in collaboration with Google that is likely to debut in the coming months.
Ambani, 63, said that the policy steps were needed to accelerate early rollout of 5G in the country.
“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,” he said.
Jio has been working on 5G for some time now. The nationwide LTE-exclusive network coverage is helping the Mumbai-based telco to switch to the next-generation cellular service in a shorter time when comparing with what’s required for Airtel and Vi (formerly known as Vodafone Idea).