Additionally, the telecom behemoth owned by Reliance became the only provider of airwaves in the exclusive 700 MHz frequency.
After the conclusion of the 5G auction, the country will soon begin to build out its 5G network. The winning bidder was Jio, who was closely followed by Airtel and Vodafone. Jio has acquired 24,740 MHz of spectrum across bands for around Rs 88,078 crore. Additionally, the telecom behemoth owned by Reliance became the only provider of airwaves in the exclusive 700 MHz frequency. The exorbitant cost prevented the airwaves from being reserved. Therefore, it is crucial to know when the services will be introduced in India, where cities will be, and how much people will have to pay for the services now that Jio has been given the maximum network allocation.
When will India have access to Jio 5G?
On August 15, the day of Independence Day, Jio is anticipated to launch 5G services. Although Reliance Jio chairman Akash Ambani did not formally announce the launch, the company would commemorate “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” with a 5G rollout across India.
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 ultimate rollout occur. Even longer could be required for the process.
Where in India will the Jio 5G network be available?
In nine Indian cities, including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, and Jamnagar, Jio plans to bring out 5G. Jio intends to introduce 5G in 1000 additional areas. The list will also be expanded to include cities like Gurgaon, Noida, and others.
To use the services, do you require a brand-new 5G sim?
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. Users needed to purchase a new 4G sim when India switched from 3G to 4G in order to receive better speeds.
How much will Jio 5G services cost?
The cost of the 5G services has not yet been disclosed. Even 4G Prepaid plans with the highest benefits now cost between Rs 400 and Rs 500 due to the price increase. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that 5G prepaid plans will start at Rs. 500 and above.