Reliance Jio Infocomm (Jio) has extended its ‘True 5G’-branded Standalone (SA) network trial to all 33 district headquarters in Gujarat, the company’s home state. The Economic Times cites a statement from the company as saying: ‘As a model state, Jio will launch a series of True 5G-powered initiatives across the education, healthcare agriculture, industry 4.0 and IoT sectors in Gujarat and then extend it across the country.’ As previously reported by CommsUpdate, Jio launched its 5G network in four cities in early October on a trial basis. The 5G service remains in its trial stage, with access currently available by invitation only. Local press reports claim that invitations to participate in the trial are sent to Jio customers that have a compatible device, are within the coverage area of the trial networks and have an active plan of INR239 (USD2.3) or above. Participants in the trial are able to utilise the 5G network for no additional fee. To date, the 5G network trial has been extended to Delhi, Kolkata, Varanasi, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Nathdwara.

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