Reliance Jio Announced ‘True 5G’ Network in India During 45th Annual General Meeting

Reliance Jio Announced ‘True 5G’ Network in India During 45th Annual General Meeting

During Reliance's 45th Annual General Meeting (AGM), the company's President, Mukesh Ambani, announced the long-awaited details of the 5G Jio network on stage today.

First, it's important to point out that Reliance Jio doesn't just call 5G networks Jio 5G. Instead, the company calls it Jio True 5G, and that's because its 5G services will be based solely on standalone 5G infrastructure. Well, what does this mean for consumers? Let's find out together.

Jio True 5G Network Announced

While announcing 5G Jio network details on stage, Mukesh Ambani surprised everyone by revealing that their 5G telecom services will be based on SA 5G technology. This is unlike other Indian telecom companies, including Airtel and Vodafone Idea (Vi), which are said to have opted for NSA 5G (5G non-standalone) in India. Ambani added that Jio 5G will not depend on its 4G network.

For those who don't know, SA 5G means a network built entirely on top of official 5G specifications. Here, the base station (core), radio antenna, and all components are based on 5G specifications. And even your devices support the 5G NR band. NSA 5G, on the other hand, uses a 4G base station (core) that has been upgraded to support 5G, along with a 5G radio antenna.

What benefits does the 5G SA network bring you, the consumer? Jio True 5G network will have three advantages. First, Jio 5G will be able to deliver ultra-low latency, which is important for cloud gaming and future use cases. Second, you'll get faster speeds than competitors like Airtel 5G and Vi 5G, thanks to SA 5G technology. Finally, you'll also get support for Voice over New Radio (VoNR) without downtime, as the network can be expanded to support over a million devices simultaneously. 

As for when Jio True 5G will be rolled out in India, Reliance has announced plans to launch the Diwali service later this year and expand the service to more than 1000 cities by December 2023.

In addition, Reliance aims to achieve three key goals with the rollout of Jio True 5G in India. It includes creating a more advanced version of mobile broadband, high-quality and affordable services, and driving the adoption of smart and connected solutions. Finally, Ambani on stage announced that Jio 5G will become the largest and most advanced 5G network in the world once deployed.