Reliance Jio launches 5G in Uttarakhand, will invest another ₹650 crore in the state

Reliance Jio on Wednesday launched its True 5G services in Uttarakhand, starting in Dehradun, and committed more investments in the state towards deployment of standalone 5G.

Starting January 11, 2023, Jio consumers in Dehradun will be able to avail of the Jio Welcome Offer, which will include unlimited data at up to 1 Gbps+ speed at no extra cost. “This launch is an important milestone for Uttarakhand and its people, who will benefit immensely from 5G services,” Pushkar Singh Dhami, Chief Minister of Uttarakhand said.

Apart from the existing investment of Rs 4,950 crore, Jio will additionally invest over Rs 650 crore on the deployment of a standalone 5G network in Uttarakhand, a Jio Spokesperson said.

Jio is the only operator in the state, which is present in all the Char dhams, on the trek route of Kedarnath Dham and at Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara, situated at an altitude of 13,650 metres.

Reliance Jio on Monday announced the launch of its True 5G services across 10 cities – Agra, Kanpur, Meerut, Prayagraj, Tirupati, Nellore, Kozhikode, Thrissur, Nagpur, Ahmednagar.

We are proud to roll out Jio True 5G services in these 10 cities across four states. We have stepped up the speed and intensity of True 5G rollout across the nation because we want every Jio user to enjoy the transformational benefits of Jio True 5G technology in the new year 2023. These newly launched True 5G cities are important tourism and commerce destinations as well as key education hubs of our country,” the spokesperson said.

A company release said True 5G has a threefold advantage because of its standalone 5G architecture with advanced fifth-generation mobile system (5G) network with its zero dependency on 4G network, the largest and best mix of 5G spectrum across 700 MHz, 3500 MHz, and 26 GHz bands and its carrier aggregation that seamlessly combines these 5G frequencies into a single robust “data highway.”