Reliance Jio is going to be India's first significant telecom operator to establish 5G standalone (SA) network. Nokia and Ericsson claimed that they would be supplying Jio's 5G SA expansion with radio access network (RAN) hardware. The two main competitors of Jio in the market are Bharti Airtel which is developing a non-standalone 5G network, while Vodafone Idea has not yet provided users with details about the details of its 5G network, but it will also be deploying 5G NSA.
Additional information on the Jio 5G SA
Jio is the only organisation to reveal its control of 5G SA plans. This means Jio may be the first organisation to make use of unique, incredibly innovative use cases like enhanced network slicing and super low latency connections. As Jio is creating its own technology for the 5G network, Jio will have an advantage over its competitors because of its independence over its own technology.
The requirement for a separate network differentiates 5G as being standalone, as it is not laid on existing 4G networks. 5G SA is not limited by the 4G network because it is totally separate. Therefore, the expansion of cutting-edge technology, such as smart autos and augmented reality (AR) applications, needs 5G SA. This is due to the fact that non-standalone 5G and earlier generations are unable to deliver the speed or latency that is required by some of the applications.
India's transition to 5G has been slow in part because of worries over the pricing the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India set for the purchase of spectrum. In a field where the future and use cases are unclear, they were thought to be excessively expensive. Since entering the Indian telecommunications market seven years ago, Jio has been ruthless. Jio was not affected by the high start-up expenses associated with the telecom sector because it is a division of Reliance Industries, which is owned by Mukesh Ambani, one of the richest man in India. Meta and the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund are two of the investors in Jio.
In this ample amount of time, Jio has the most wireless mobile connections in India. Jio's strategy included offering data at a very low cost and having 4G coverage throughout all of India. Several telecom companies left India as a result of this since they were unable to match Jio's low costs.