Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited has announced that it has completed its minimum roll-out obligations in each of the 22 licensed service areas (LSAs), across each of the spectrum bands, ahead of time under the terms of the spectrum allocated to it on August 17, 2022. On July 19, 2023, Jio had completed submission of the prescribed details towards completion of the phase 1 minimum roll-out obligation with the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) inits and by August 11, 2023, necessary DoT testing was completed in all circles.

Jio had acquired a unique combination of low-band, mid-band and millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum, which coupled with its deep fibre network and indigenous technology platforms, will enable Jio to provide 5G everywhere and 5G for all, including consumers and enterprises.

Jio has the highest spectrum footprint. Jio also has 1,000 MHz in the mmWave band (26 GHz) in each of the 22 circles which will uniquely enable enterprise use cases as well as provide high-quality streaming services.

Jio believes that the mmWave spectrum with the additional layer of Jio’s True-5G benefits due to standalone deployment, is a critical differentiator enabling it to provide 5G-based business-connectivity solution that will address millions of small, medium and large enterprises.

Commenting on the milestone, Akash Ambani, chairman, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, said, “Honouring our commitment to the government of India, the DoT and the 1.4 billion Indians towards accelerated roll-out of high-quality 5G services, we are proud to announce that we have taken India to the leadership position globally in speed of roll-out of 5G services. We have of course also completed minimum roll-out obligations for the 5G spectrum allocated to us. Since receiving the 5G spectrum in August last year, our team has been working round the clock to ensure we keep up the pace of 5G roll-out that we had promised to enable pan-India 5G coverage by the end of this year. This is one of the fastest 5G roll-outs of this scale globally and gives India a prominent position on the global 5G map. The benefits of 5G mmWave include extremely high bandwidth and low latency. This can give enterprises looking to deploy emerging and innovative applications faster speeds and less delay than previous wireless networking technologies. mmWave business solutions will expand the market for leased lines by providing equally dependable fixed-wireless services, thereby digitising millions of small and medium enterprises with enterprise-grade connectivity and business solutions. This spectrum is capable of providing ultra-high-speed broadband of upto 2 Gbps.”