How Jio is Leading the 5G Race in India [Case Study]

BharathJinda BharathJinda
May 1, 2021 5 min read
How Jio is Leading the 5G Race in India [Case Study]

The 5G era is proving to be a game-changer for the Indian telecom industry. The second most populous country in the world is India with a total of 1.2 billion internet users. Indian telecom companies are constantly on the lookout for new innovative ways to boost the growth of digital medium and the market is ripe with abundant startups that seek to disrupt the Industry with smarter supply chains and manufacturing models.

Let's have a look on the Case Study of Jio in the light of how Jio is Leading the 5G Race in India.

Why Reliance Jio is the Market Leader in 5G
Uses of 5G and How it Drives Innovation
How 5G will Revolutionize the Indian Telecom Industry
Need for a Smarter and Affordable Platform-Reliance JioGenNext Platform
How Jio is Ahead of it's Competitors
FAQ

Reliance Jio dominates mobile subscriptions

Why Reliance Jio is the Market Leader in 5G

Reliance Industries owned Reliance Jio is the first of the few Indian companies to launch into the 5G technology space with the likes of global competitors such as Samsung Electronics, MediaTek, Huawei, Ericson, Nokia, Qualcomm who have been implementing rollouts of 5G networks. β€Œ
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With the rise of β€˜Made in India’ initiatives proposed by the Government of India, In December 2020, the chairman of Reliance Industries, Mukesh Ambani had revealed that his telecom company, Jio, would launch 5G networks in the second half of 2021.

Jio is building the 5G infrastructure by using native developed technology for its hardware, network, and technology components, said Mukesh Ambani the chairperson of Reliance Industries. Reliance has achieved this without any help from Chinese telecom companies such as Huawei and ZTE, being a testament to the AtmaNirbhar campaign led by the Indian government to keep Chinese products out of the marketplace.

The latest news from Reliance Industries said that they had achieved high speeds of 1Gbps in the initial testing phase. The rollouts will officially begin after the spectrum is auctioned.


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Uses of 5G and How it Drives Innovation

According to the telecom major Jio, 5G would be integrated with autonomous vehicles, connected drones and remote healthcare services, ultra-high-speed mobile internet speeds and mixed reality which can help in creating more employment.

How 5G will Revolutionize the Indian Telecom Industry

India is one of the most digitally connected countries in the world and to keep this up, we need to maintain a lead and bring the rollout of 5G networks across the nation. There is also a need for affordable smartphones as almost 300 million mobile users in India are caught in the 2G era.

With 5G plans, we need a smartphone that can adapt to this network, and with this comes the need to produce an affordable smartphone. Reliance led Jio, Bharti owned Airtel had successfully demonstrated its capability to rollout 5G wireless service in Hyderabad, beating Jio in the race to be the first Indian telecom provider to run 5G services on its existing commercial network.

Market Share of Wireless Carriers in India
Market Share of Wireless Carriers in India

Jio’s Journey Towards Dominating The Data Market
Reliance Jio has fulfilled its dream of taking over the data market and the 4Gspace in India. From December 2015 up to 2020 the marketing and growthstrategies employed by Jio have enabled this company to emerge with giant likeproportions and establish itself as a leader in Indian telecom space. B…

Need for a Smarter and Affordable Platform-Reliance JioGenNext Platform

To boost growth in the fields of agriculture, education, healthcare, Infrastructure, Financial Services, Jio platforms have connected with over 20 startups to build world-class solutions for Artificial Intelligence, Cloud computing, Machine learning, IoT, Blockchain etc.

Reliance has partnered with Samsung in a trial to test the 5G network capabilities. Jio also said it is ready with the 5G service and extensive fiber assets which will play a crucial role in the rollout of the 5G infrastructure.

Jio has also partnered with Google and Facebook who cover a vast majority of the internet landscape also hold shares in the company, are also global investors in the 5G tech space. Reliance Jio vision to build a 5G ready network in India before deploying its technology to other countries.

JioGenNext
JioGenNext

How Jio is Ahead of it's Competitors

Airtel and Vodafone have been serving in the Indian markets since the era of 2G technology and most of its existing consumer base is still on 2G networks which they have to maintain for the users as long as they remain. However, Jio began their service in 2016, in the 4G era, Where 4G is based on computers and thus to upgrade to 5G will not be a hassle for Jio as switching from the 2G.


How will 5G Revolutionize the Indian Startup Industry
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FAQ

Is Jio 5G Ready?

Mukesh Ambani announced Jio 5G service will rollout in India in the second half of 2021.

What will be the speed of Jio 5G?

Jio stated that its 5G Technology has already achieved the mark speed of 1 Gbps.

Is Airtel 5G Ready?

Airtel became country's first telco to successfully demonstrate live 5G service over a commercial network in Hyderabad city.

Conclusion

Aside from the rollout of 5G technology, Reliance Jio is also focused on bringing affordable 5G ready phones into the Indian market. Reliance Jio has partnered with Google to make India free from 2G phones. As Jio does not have a 2G infrastructure, the promotion of affordable 4G/5G phones can help Jio add more users on its network.

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