Reliance Jio Infocomm (Jio) is on track to provide nationwide 5G coverage by the end of December this year, by which date the provider will have nearly one million 5G sites, the Economic Times writes, citing Jio Chairman Mukesh Ambani. The official made the comments at parent company Reliance Industries Limited’s (RIL’s) AGM, during which the executive added that the company’s 5G network now covers 96% of census towns.
Jio Platforms – the umbrella group for RIL’s telecoms business, through which it holds its stake in Jio – has launched the Jio True5G Developer platform and opened a new facility, Jio True5G Lab, both of which are intended to accelerate the development of the 5G digital ecosystem. The developer platform, which combines its 5G network, edge computing and a range of applications and services, provides a single platform through which enterprises can: activate network slices on demand; deploy applications on Jio’s edge-compute locations; and access a range of partner applications. According to Ambani the platform would enable enterprises to independently establish and optimise network slices regularly, enhancing their network resource management, reducing costs and improving time-to-market. The lab facility, meanwhile, will allow Jio’s partners and enterprise customers to develop and test industry-specific solutions.
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