The 5G auctions for 2022 are over. The spectrum has been given to telecom companies. We are now anticipating the launch of 5G network services in India. Reliance Jio has been creating quite a buzz among the telecoms for a pan-India 5G launch in 2022. Due to its purchase of the highest 5G spectrum, Jio is in a favorable position in the market. Additionally, it built its own Jio 5G network stack.
When Jio 5G Will Be Available In India?
The launch date for Jio 5G in India is unknown. The spectrum auction, however, has concluded. We can soon anticipate the rollout of 5G services. Jio has declared that it will roll out 5G across the country to commemorate “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.” If that’s any indication, they might introduce 5G on August 15th in the country. If Jio launches 5G on August 15, it would likely be a pilot test in major Indian cities. Only by the end of this year may the final rollout happen. Even longer could be required for the process.
Indian Cities Where Its Network Will Be Available
Planning for 1,000 cities across the country, 5G rollout was finalized by the company. 13 cities will initially have access to the network. Delhi, Hyderabad, Gurugram, Bengaluru, and Kolkata are among them. Chandigarh, Jamnagar, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Lucknow, Pune, and Gandhi Nagar are also on the list.
Requirement Of A New 5G Sim To Use The Services
Once the network is operational, 5G SIMs will be available in the market. If you have a Jio 4G SIM, though, you probably won’t need them. A 4G LTE SIM card works with the majority of 5G services. Having said that, you can only use 5G if you have an active 5G plan and a compatible smartphone. Nevertheless, customers had to get a new 4G sim to receive faster speed when India switched from 3G to 4G. There is currently no information on whether consumers would need a new SIM card to enjoy 5G services. The telecom providers have also withheld any information about the matter.
Jio 5G Service Costs
What Jio’s 5G plans and prices will be in India are still unknown at the moment. We are nonetheless fully aware of Reliance Jio’s competitive business practices. Therefore, we anticipate its 5G plan to cost between Rs 400 and Rs 500 per month. Jio’s ARPU (average revenue per user) is currently close to Rs 175 at this time. In the upcoming years, Jio will be able to significantly raise its ARPU due to 5G services.
About Its Speed
Jio has so far tested 5G in 8 places and recorded varying levels of 5G speed. A 91Mobiles report was recently out. It demonstrates that Jio’s 5G experiment in Mumbai provided up to 8 times the download speed of 4G. Its 5G may be able to offer download speeds of up to 420 Mbps and 412 Mbps. Over 4G speeds in India, upload speeds are a significant improvement. Jio’s 5G speeds are undoubtedly exciting.
The introduction of 5G services in India is drawing closer. We can see that Jio would play a significant role in making 5G a mainstream network in India.