Jio sees demand for its 5G FWA service from rural markets: Report


Jio had mentioned that its 5G FWA can have pan-India protection throughout the first half of 2024

Indian operator Reliance Jio Infocomm is seeing demand for its 5G mounted wi-fi service (FWA), JioAirFiber, coming from tier-3 and tier-4 cities in addition to from rural markets, native newspaper The Financial Occasions reported, citing Kiran Thomas, president of Reliance Jio Infocomm.

“You can argue that the massive cities have been fairly properly served by means of our optical fiber community. However as quickly as JioAirFiber bought launched, we’re seeing demand getting unlocked from the tier-3 or tier-4  cities and rural markets, the place it is a utterly distinctive service,” Thomas mentioned at Reliance Industries Restricted’s latest quarterly earnings name.

The chief additionally mentioned that for JioAirFiber, on a like-to-like foundation in opposition to the JioFiber wired broadband service, the provider is seeing per-capita utilization “which is sort of 30 occasions greater than our optical fiber service” primarily as a result of content material that’s bundled with it.

Jio additionally mentioned that its 5G FWA can have pan-India protection throughout the first half of 2024. The provider’s 5G FWA service is already accessible in over 4,000 cities and cities throughout India.

The telco had introduced the launch of its 5G FWA service in eight cities throughout the nation in September 2023. The service was initially launched within the cities of Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune. Rival operator Bharti Airtel can be providing the same service in chosen cities throughout India.

Thomas additionally mentioned that Jio will even assist non-public 5G use circumstances for enterprises throughout India.

Reliance Jio Infocomm just lately accomplished the rollout of 5G expertise in India, native press reported, citing the corporate’s chairman, Mukesh Ambani. Ambani additionally claimed that the telco achieved the quickest 5G rollout globally.

Reliance Jio Infocomm has been quickly increasing its 5G community utilizing Standalone (SA) structure since October 2022.

Reliance Jio had secured a mixture of wi-fi spectrum for 5G throughout the 700 MHz, 3.5 GHz and 26 GHz bands. Jio is the one Indian operator with spectrum within the 700 MHz band.


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