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Reliance Jio says “fine-tuning” 4G network to prepare for 5G services

Reliance Jio says “fine-tuning” 4G network to prepare for 5G services

India's 4G-only telecom operator Reliance Jio in a recent announcement, has stated that it is currently working on "fine-tuning" its 4G network to launch 5G service as soon as possible. The firm has also stated that a footprint for these high-speed services upon the commercial spectrum's availability. Jio adds that the telco is in an excellent position to move on seamlessly from its existing 4G network with the scale and capability towards a brand new 5G network.

"From an infrastructure perspective, with all the advantages we have got, the only thing which we are now aligning ourselves to understand what kind of footprint we need to create and what kind of then fine-tuning towards this existing infrastructure, which we have been building over last six, eight years to service our 400 million customers on 4G today, and then 5G tomorrow is going to happen," said Shyam Mardikar, Group CTO-Mobility of Reliance Jio.

The all-new 5G services for the new age digital world will connect all cross-industry collaborative forces like education, medicine, industry 4.0 to build their use cases. The whole realization of 5G is crucial. Telecom will become a use case or application or vertical driven sector. From a fiber perspective, from an IP perspective, from a buyer perspective, the first lever is getting around infrastructure readiness for 5G.

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