Mumbai: Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd will launch 5G technology in India, implementing the service in the second half of 2021, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani said. The solution for fifth generation wireless service will be built indigenously, Ambani added.
Ambani, while speaking at the fourth edition of India Mobile Congress, said the country requires policy developments for early implementation of 5G services.
“I assure you that Jio will pioneer the 5G revolution in India in the second half of 2021. It will be powered by indigenous-developed network, hardware and technology components,” Ambani said.
However, its rivals Bharti Airtel Ltd and Vodafone Idea Ltd believe that the technology is at least two years away as India does not the have the ecosystem and the reserve price for spectrum is expensive.
In October, Jio Platforms Ltd announced that it is working with US-based Qualcomm Inc. to develop 5G solutions and accelerate efforts to bring the high-speed network to the world’s second largest mobile market by subscribers.