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Jio to launch 5G service in India in second half of 2021: Mukesh Ambani

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Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani has revealed that its telecom unit, Jio, will be launching its 5G service in India by the second half of next year.

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As per the Indian billionaire, Jio will launch its 5G services in the company’s home country, which will stand as a “testimony” to the government’s Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India) policy. Apart from being one of the first to launch 5G services in the region, the company is also working on launching an affordable lineup of Android smartphones in collaboration with Google, which will likely debut in the arriving months.

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According to an NDTV

report, Ambani believes that the policy steps were needed to to accelerate the roll out of 5G networking in India. He further added that, “I assure you that Jio will pioneer the 5G revolution in India in the second half of 2021. It will be powered by an indigenously developed network, hardware, and technology components.” For those unaware, Reliance Jio has been working on 5G network for a while now

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and is promising nationwide LT exclusive network coverage as well.

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The company is also expected to be ahead of its rivals and other major carriers like Airtel and Vi. To bring the newer and faster bandwidth to the region, the telecom based firm will have to collaborate with industry giants like Qualcomm and Samsung, as stated by Ambani in the 43rd annual general meeting of Reliance Industries earlier this year. Jio already has the biggest market share in the Indian telecom market with a 35 percent share. The addition of 5G would only boost this further, with applications in areas like education, healthcare, agriculture, infrastructure, financial services, and new commerce.

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