Reliance Jio Launched JioTrue 5G-Powered WIFI services in India. Reliance Jio stated that soon JioTrue5G would spread around India.
Jio Chairman Akash Ambani stated that the telecom giant is introducing 5G WiFi services in high-footfall locations including educational institutions, places of worship, railway stations, bus stops, commercial hubs, and more. In Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Varanasi, Reliance previously debuted the JioTrue5G service and the Jio Welcome Offer.
The telecom company also disclosed that it had added JioTrue 5G WiFi in Nathdwara, Rajasthan and that more towns will likely get the service in the coming months.
During the Welcome Offer period, this service (5G WiFi) will be free for Jio customers, but non-Jio consumers can also test it out before switching to Jio.
Chennai has now been included in the Jio Welcome offer by the company. Customers with invitation-only access will be able to use the 5G service during the beta testing and will have unlimited access to 5G data at speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second under the terms of the offer.
“5G cannot continue to be a service available just to wealthy individuals or residents of our greatest cities. Every person, home, and establishment in India must have access to it. This is a step toward providing JioTrue5G to every Indian. We currently power the first True5G-enabled Wi-Fi service in the Lord Srinathji temple and holy town of Nathdwara. This will enable us to power many more such places and provide them the opportunity to test out our offerings. Chennai is our newest city to receive the Jio True5G Welcome Offer, which we also warmly welcome,” Ambani stated in a statement.
“We currently power the first True5G-enabled wi-fi service at the Lord Srinath Ji temple and holy town of Nathdwara. This will enable us to power many more such places and provide them the opportunity to test out our offerings. Chennai is our newest city to receive the Jio True5G Welcome Offer, which we also warmly welcome,” Akash M. Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Jio, stated in a release.
Akash Ambani, 30, was appointed chairman of RIL, and this is largely seen as his first significant statement as Jio’s CEO. His promotion was announced at the same time as Mukesh Ambani’s resignation as Jio’s director.
Jio’s action might also be a trial run for a prospective revenue source for the telco.
After Jio’s 5G services went live earlier this month, WiFi was introduced. In the same cities that are receiving the 5G-based WiFi service, the telco launched 5G on Dussehra
According to the telco, the rollout would be finished by December 2023. It would be wise to note that Jio is building a 5G Standalone (SA) network as opposed to the 5G NSA (Non-Standalone) networks that Airtel and Vodafone Idea are deploying. 5G SA offers faster data speeds and more capacity, while 5G NSA is quicker to deploy and roll out.
According to reports, Jio is in talks with international investors to raise $1.5 Bn to boost Capex for its 5G rollout.
According to user numbers, Jio, the largest telco in the nation, added more than 32.8 Lakh users in August 2022. According to TRAI data, the telco represents 36.48% of the overall wireless customer base. Jio’s user base decreased marginally from 429.5 million to 427.6 million as of September 30, 2022, compared to the previous year.
Due to the lack of the necessary software support, which is required to use 5G SA services, Jio True 5G, which is a standalone network (one that doesn’t rely on existing 4G infrastructure), is still inaccessible to many 5G smartphone users.
Within the next few months, major phone manufacturers like Apple, Samsung, and Google are predicted to deliver 5G-ready OTA (over-the-air) upgrades, but challenger brand Nothing has already done so for the Nothing Phone 1, making it the first phone in India to enable Jio True 5G.
What is 5G WiFi service and how it works?
Consider 5G Wi-Fi if you want high-speed internet in a location that doesn’t already have it or fiber-like speeds without the cost.
Similar to how Wi-Fi is currently delivered to your home via an existing wireless service, such as satellite or cable, or a direct wired connection, such as cable or fiber, 5G can provide internet to your home via a direct wireless connection.
Wi-Fi that is operating from a 5G tower is known as 5G Wi-Fi. A base station that wirelessly connects to an end user’s location, specifically to a fixed wireless terminal on the premises, such as your home or office, is one way this can be accomplished. Another is through fixed wireless access.
Why you should get a 5G WiFi service?
It meets the extremely low latency requirement that 5G networks must meet. This means that everything you presently do online, such as downloading files, exchanging data, uploading videos, playing online games, streaming movies, etc., is much faster with 5G Wi-Fi.
All of your devices can connect to the internet without experiencing network congestion, video buffering, sporadic disconnections, or other bandwidth-related issues, allowing you to use even more bandwidth-hungry appliances at home, such as virtual reality headsets, augmented reality apps, etc.
In locations without enough internet infrastructure or without access to the internet at all, 5G can offer to deliver dependable internet service. Locations without wired connection, such as rural locations, construction sites, and developing nations, stand to gain the most.
Its lower price is another perk. Hardware between the provider and the house or company accounts for a large portion of the cost associated with network infrastructure, particularly high-speed technology like fiber. This calls for a ton of cabling and other equipment for traditional wired networks, most of which is eliminated in a 5G Wi-Fi system.
How is 5G better than the 4G network?
A portion of the radio spectrum that 4G networks don’t use, particularly high-frequency bands, is being utilized by some service providers to build 5G networks. To deliver everything mentioned above, this makes room for more traffic on the network, which translates to faster speeds and higher-capacity networks.
Additionally, 5G offers better focus than 4G. This means that, for wireless internet service at home, the radio waves deliver a focused beam that may selectively target particular users for ultrafast speeds on demand.