Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel are in a race with each other to become the first to launch 5G in India. In this competition, Jio has taken another step forward in that direction by carrying out the trial of 5G in India’s economic capital Mumbai.
In the Mumbai trial of 5G in India, Reliance Jio used the technology developed in India itself. But along with that, to carry out trials in Delhi, Gujarat and Pune, the company has collaborated with multinational companies like Ericsson, Samsung and Nokia.
In May, Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea have been allocated the spectrum in 700 Megahertz (MHz), 3.2 to 3.6 Gigahertz (GHz), 24.25 to 28.5 GHz by the Department of Telecommunication to undertake the trials of 5G in India. It will allow them to develop the technology according to the country’s needs.
In Reliance Jio’s trials of 5G in India, the company will be using the standalone 5G architecture to test the peak speed, data loads and latency of the core and radio network.
As per the spectrum licence conditions, these companies must complete the trials of 5G technology in other cities of India within six months.
Reliance Jio has also developed the interface-compliant which is open as well as interoperable with the collaboration of Qualcomm.
During the Mumbai test of 5G in India, Jio recorded the download speed of 1 Gigabyte per second. Even according to some sources, Bharti Airtel has also partnered with Ericsson, a communication service provider to undertake the testing of 5G technology in Gurugram, India.
While according to some other sources, a throughput of more than 1Gbps was recorded during the live trial.
On Tuesday, some new postpaid fibre plans have been launched by Reliance Jio for broadband internet, without any upfront fee. On plans with the charge of Rs 999 or more, the users will be rewarded a set-top box and about 15 paid apps to enjoy.