Jio launches 5G services in Andhra Pradesh with an investment of Rs 6,500 crore

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Reliance Jio has launched its 5G servicesin Andhra Pradesh

Reliance Jio has launched its 5G services in Andhra Pradesh with an investment of Rs 6,500 crore, starting with the cities of Tirumala, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada and Guntur.

Important facts

  • Andhra Pradesh Information and Technology Minister Gudivada Amarnath and Chief Secretary KS Jawahar Reddy launched the Jio True 5G and Jio True 5G Powered wi-fi services on 26th December.

  • Jio 5G services will be available throughout the state by the end of next year.

  • On December 26, Jio users in these cities were invited for the Jio Welcome Offer.

  • In addition to its existing investment of Rs 26,000 crore, Jio has invested over Rs 6,500 crore for the deployment of 5G network in Andhra Pradesh, showing its commitment towards the development of the state.

5G services in other states 

  • Since the launch of 5G services on October 1, the telecom operators have expanded their 5G coverage in 50 Indian cities (till December 7).

  • Names of cities with Airtel 5G - Delhi, Siliguri, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Varanasi, Mumbai, Nagpur, Chennai, Gurugram, Panipat, Guwahati and Patna.

  • Name of cities with Jio 5G - Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Varanasi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Nathdwara, Pune, Gurugram, Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad and in all 33-district headquarters of Gujarat.

What is 5G technology?

  • The fifth generation mobile network is called 5G.

  • The 5G network will operate in the millimeter-wave spectrum (30-300 GHz) which can send huge amounts of data at very high speeds.

  • It is the newest upgrade in Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband networks.

  • Internet speeds in the high-band spectrum of 5G have been tested to exceed 20 Gbps (gigabit per second).

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