Reliance Jio has announced the launch of 5G services in 4 cities starting Dussehra, October 5. These cities are – Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Varanasi. The telecom operator has also announced Jio 5G Welcome Offer under which users will get unlimited 5G data with up to 1gbps+ speed.
Currently, Jio has announced beta trials for its 5G services, which means not everyone will be able to get access to Jio 5G network. Jio will be bringing the 5G beta trial service to other cities as the network is ready to be deployed on the ground. The beta trial will continue for users till the network coverage in a city is completed.
Jio claims that its 5G service will have a three-fold advantage over its competition for users. Firstly, the Jio network is built on the stand-alone architecture which means zero dependencies on the 4G network. This technology will allow Jio 5G to deliver a low-latency network, 5G voice feature and network slicing.
Jio also has a mix of 5G spectrum under its kitty, bought during the 5G spectrum auctions earlier this year. Jio is also the only operator to have the 700 MHz low-band spectrum which promises better indoor 5G coverage.