Reliance Jio has announced that in 2021, the company will be rolling out 5G services in India. The announcement was made at the fourth edition of India Mobile Congress by the company’s CEO, Mukesh Ambani, who took the lid off the story. Ambani announced that in the second half of 2021, the company plans to implement the service, while also noting that the company’s 5G network will be designed indigenously.
Ambani, the wealthiest man in India, said he was optimistic that the launch of India’s 5G network would enable the world’s second-largest internet market to lead what he called the fourth industrial revolution. World-class capabilities have been developed by Jio Platforms in artificial intelligence, cloud computing, big data, machine learning, Internet of Things, blockchain with its family of over 20 start-up partners
Today India is among the strongest nations in the world with digital connections. Policy measures are required to accelerate the early rollout of 5G and to make it accessible and usable everywhere to sustain this lead. I assure you that in the second half of 2021, Jio will be pioneering the 5G Revolution in India. The indigenous-developed network, hardware, and technology components will run it.
Ambani also added that India’s entry of the 5G network in India would aid in the country’s attempts to become Atma Nirbhar and will also enable the country to play a larger role by leading it from the front in the fourth industrial revolution. The 5G service from Jio will be a testimony to Atma Nirbhar Bharat’s inspiring vision. I can claim with the utmost confidence that 5G would not only allow India to participate in but also lead, the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Interestingly, Ambani’s comments come from his competitor, Sunil Mittal, chairman of Bharti Airtel, stating that the implementation of 5G technology in India would take another two-three years to complete. Mittal has said that it would take more time for the next generation of mobile technology to roll out across the world. Airtel’s decision-makers, including Gopal Vittal, its chief executive, have said in the past that the 5G ecosystem is underdeveloped and that the spectrum is costly.