Reliance Jio all set for 5G coverage planning in 1,000 Indian cities
Reliance Jio has concluded 5G coverage planning in 1,000 Indian cities thus far and has been running trials on advanced use cases across Healthcare and Industrial Automation on its network, the company stated.
Jio added that the 5G network will be contingent on "targeted customer consumption and revenue using Heat maps, 3D maps and ray-tracing technology for precise coverage planning to target high-consumption and high-perception locations." The company also said that it has joined hands with WhatsApp to simplify the prepaid recharge experience.
On January 19, Jio had announced that it paid Rs 30,791 crore, comprising accrued interest, to the Department of Telecom (DoT) to clear entire spectrum payments liabilities that the company acquired before March 2021 auctions.
The payments include liabilities pertaining to the spectrum acquired in 2014, 2015, 2016 auctions and the spectrum acquired in 2021, through trading of right to use with Bharti Airtel Limited, Jio said in a statement. The company is also in the process of putting in place plans for 5G service, which it is likely to roll out later this year.