November 27th, 2022 7:11 AM 10 COMMENTS

Jio 5G Cities Compared with Airtel

Only two of India's three largest telecom providers now offer 5G services in the nation. These are Jio and Airtel. Jio's True 5G network is a standalone (SA) network in contrast to Airtel's 5G Plus service, which is a non-standalone (NSA) that uses the infrastructure of the current 4G network. Reliance Jio has already reached several cities with 5G. The list of cities includes - Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru,... Read More

November 26th, 2022 1:00 PM 0 COMMENTS

Airtel Deal Encourages Samsung to Make 4G and 5G Gear in Tamil Nadu

In the 4G era, Samsung's only telecom customer in India was Reliance Jio. Thus, when the Indian government announced a Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for the telecom sector, Samsung initially didn't partake. But after bagging the deal with Airtel, Samsung's interest in the Indian market grew. This gave the company enough incentive to invest more in the market. Now, Samsung is reportedly looking to make 4G and 5G gear... Read More

November 25th, 2022 6:41 PM 0 COMMENTS

5G Services in India Expected to Deliver Economic Benefits Totalling $15.6 Billion

Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel, two of the largest telecom providers in India, began rolling out their 5G networks in October using the standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) architectures, respectively. By 2023–2024, the telecom operators want to have 5G available throughout India. According to the study by Analysys Mason and Swedish telecom gear maker Ericsson, expanding low-band coverage would cost about $0.9 billion in India with 5G. The estimated economic... Read More

November 25th, 2022 3:08 PM 18 COMMENTS

5G Cannot Remain Exclusive Service Available to the Privileged Few: Akash Ambani

5G is rolling out in India at a fast pace. Both Airtel and Jio are working hard to ensure that India's 5G rollout is the fastest in the world. But Jio is working in a direction to make 5G available for everyone in the nation, and not just a privileged few, said the recently appointed Chairman of the company, Akash Ambani. There are still many users in India who cannot... Read More

November 25th, 2022 1:12 PM 0 COMMENTS

Reliance Jio to Digitise 100 Schools in Gujarat with 5G SA

A couple of hours back, Jio announced that it had covered 33 district headquarters of Gujarat with its 5G SA (standalone) networks. This means that customers of the telco living in the area would be able to get the Welcome Offer from Jio. For the unaware, Jio's Welcome Offer is simply an invite from the company to randomly chosen people to be a part of 5G beta testing. In addition... Read More

November 25th, 2022 12:25 PM 2 COMMENTS

Airtel 5G Now Runs on all Samsung 5G Phones

Bharti Airtel's 5G will now run on all Samsung phones. In a very short span, Samsung has been able to release OTA (over-the-air) updates for all of its 5G smartphones in the country to support Airtel's 5G. Airtel is currently deploying 5G NSA (non-standalone) and plans to upgrade to 5G SA (standalone) at a future stage. Samsung has joined the leagues of the Chinese smartphone manufacturers, and now all of... Read More

November 25th, 2022 10:58 AM 16 COMMENTS

Jio 5G Goes Live in Gujarat, Covers 33 District Headquarters

Reliance Jio, India's largest telecom operator, has now just announced that it has covered all 33 districts of Gujarat with its 5G SA network. This is not a commercial launch from the telco, but again a beta testing. Only users invited via the Welcome Offer will be able to use 5G services of Jio at no extra cost if they meet certain conditions, such as having a 5G SA-supportive smartphone... Read More

November 24th, 2022 10:03 PM 2 COMMENTS

Lava Blaze 5G Software Update Details

On Wednesday, Lava, a locally based company, announced that its Blaze 5G smartphone would receive quarterly software updates for the next two years. The company also stated that an upgrade to the Android 13 operating system is guaranteed for the Lava VBlaze 5G. This phone was released a few weeks ago and is currently for sale on Amazon. The company touts it as the cheapest-selling 5G smartphone at a price... Read More

November 24th, 2022 11:23 AM 0 COMMENTS

2G-5G RAN Market Declined in Q3 2022: Dell’Oro

Despite the accelerating rollout of 5G and other new digital technologies, the RAN (Radio Access Network) market declined globally in Q3 2022. The slower growth that was seen in the first half of 2022 has extended into the third quarter of the year as well. Dell'Oro Group, a research and insights firm, has said that the 2G-5G RAN market declined year-over-year for a second consecutive quarter. According to the research... Read More

November 24th, 2022 10:45 AM 7 COMMENTS

Jio Begins 5G Beta Testing in Cities Only When this Happens

Reliance Jio, India's largest telecom operator in terms of subscribers, has now reached over 12 cities with its 5G networks. The telco is working aggressively to launch 5G across India by December 2023. What's even more impressive is the fact that Jio is deploying 5G SA (standalone), which requires a larger capex than 5G NSA (non-standalone), which Bharti Airtel is deploying. On Wednesday, Jio said that it had launched 5G... Read More

November 24th, 2022 8:35 AM 3 COMMENTS

Reliance Jio 5G Cities, Welcome Offer Latest Details

In the following days, Reliance Jio will expand the cities where its 5G services are available in India. According to a business announcement, Reliance Jio's 5G networks are currently accessible in 12 cities. There are a number of these cities, including Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Varanasi, Kolkata, Pune, Gurugram, Noida, Ghaziabad, Bengaluru, and Faridabad. Jio 5G is only offered to a limited number of subscribers via e-invite because the service... Read More

November 23rd, 2022 4:38 PM 29 COMMENTS

Reliance Jio 5G Arrives Pune with Welcome Offer

Reliance Jio has just announced that its 5G network services are now going to be available in Pune, Maharashtra. This is again a beta launch by the company wherein the telco would offer 5G network services to consumers in an invite-only manner. Jio announced the 'Welcome Offer' for consumers across the nation who are interested in experiencing the power of its 5G network. Jio said that it begins beta testing... Read More

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