According to a statement from the telecom company, its 5G services have begun in Kochi City and the grounds of Guruvayur Temple. Pinarayi Vijayan, the chief minister of Kerala, introduced Jio 5G-enabled Wi-Fi services digitally from Trivandrum for a Kochi event.
Through the groundbreaking AR-VR Jio Glass and the Jio Community Clinic medical kit, Jio exhibited the immersive benefits of 5G in the realm of healthcare. According to the statement, these advantages will revolutionise people’s lives in Kerala.
Speaking at the event, CM Vijayan said: “I am happy to launch Jio’s True 5G services in Kerala. 5G services, in the long run, will bring transformational benefits for people of Kerala.”
According to the chief minister, Jio has committed over 6,000 crores of rupees to establishing the 5G network in Kerala.
“They will be launching 5G services in Trivandrum by end of this month followed by Thrissur, Kozhikode, and Malappuram by January 2023. By December 2023 every tehsil and taluk of Kerala will have Jio’s 5G services,” the Jio statement quoted him as saying.
He added that the launch of Jio 5G services will create chances for growth in e-governance, education, healthcare, IT, and SME business.
“5G will also enable citizens and government to remain connected on real time basis and will also improve implementation and efficiency of government schemes for the last mile user,” Vijayan added.
Starting today, Jio users in Kochi and Guruvayur will be invited to the Jio Welcome Offer, which includes unlimited data at speeds of up to 1 Gbps+ at no extra cost.
“We are excited to commence Jio True 5G in Kochi & Guruvayur Temple in Kerala. Soon, Jio True 5G network will expand across the length and breadth of Kerala. Jio is the only 5G network to be present here,” a Jio spokesperson said in the statement.
What exactly is 5G, and how does it vary from current 3G and 4G services?
5G is a fifth-generation mobile network capable of transferring enormous amounts of data at high speeds.
In comparison to 3G and 4G, 5G has very low latency, which will improve user experiences in a variety of industries.
Low latency refers to the ability to process a large amount of data messages with minimal delay.
The 5G rollout is also projected to accelerate progress in remote data monitoring in industries like as mining, warehousing, telemedicine, and manufacturing, among others.