In his first major announcement as the head of Reliance Jio, chairperson Akash Ambani announced the launch of 5G-enabled wi-fi service in Rajasthan’s famous Shrinathji temple in Nathdwara near Rajsamand on Saturday. The services will be expanded to other public places with high footfalls like railway stations and educational institutions, the company said.
“5G services are for everyone. From today, with Nathdwara, Chennai is also going to have 5G services,” Akash Ambani said, adding, “as stated earlier, 5G cannot remain an exclusive service to the privileged few or those in our largest cities. It must be available to every citizen, every home, and every business across India. This is a step in that direction to enable every Indian with JioTrue5G.”
This is in addition to the JioTrue5G service, and the Jio Welcome Offer launched recently in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Varanasi. While Jio users will get this service without any charge during the Jio Welcome Offer period, non-Jio customers will also be able to try this service.
Jio has chosen Nokia as a major supplier, the Finnish telecom equipment maker as equipment provider in the 5G push. Nokia will supply Reliance Jio with 5G radio access network (RAN) equipment in a multi-year deal.