Jio extends True 5G support to 33 districts

Telecom major Jio on Friday said it is extending True 5G support in each of the 33 district headquarters of Gujarat, making the state the first to gain 100 per cent 5G support in all its district headquarters.

Jio likes to call its 5G services ‘True 5G’ because it’s the only operator in India currently offering 5G on a standalone network. This means that its equipment has ‘zero dependencies on its 4G network”.


As a model state, Jio will launch a series of True 5G-powered initiatives across education, healthcare, agriculture, industry 4.0 and IOT sectors in Gujarat and then extend it across the country.

One of these is the ‘Education-For-All’ initiative in which Reliance Foundation and Jio are joining hands to initially digitise 100 schools in Gujarat.

The digitisation package will include Jio True 5G connectivity, an advanced content platform, a teacher and student collaboration platform, and a school management platform.

Akash M Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd, said: “We are proud to share that Gujarat is now the first state to have 100 per cent district headquarters connected with our robust True 5G network. We want to showcase the real power of this technology and how it can impact a billion lives.

“5G cannot remain an exclusive service available to the privileged few or those in our largest cities. It must be available to every citizen, every home, and every business across India.

“Only then can we dramatically increase productivity, earnings, and living standards across our entire economy, thereby creating a prosperous and inclusive society in our country. This is our constant belief, inspired by our We Care philosophy.”