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We are excited by the endless possibilities of Jio 5G to serve humanity, says Akash Ambani

Reliance Industries held its 45th annual general meeting (AGM) on August 29, 2022 where its chairman and managing director, Mukesh Ambani, CMD, RIL called on stage, Akash Ambani, Chairman of the Board of Directors and non-executive director at Reliance Jio and Kiran Thomas, Vice President, Chairman’s Office, Reliance and CEO, Jio Platforms Limited to address the shareholders and talk about some of the exciting experiences that Jio 5G will make possible.

AMA: As we gear up to roll-out Jio True 5G across India, let’s look at a few of interesting possibilities that are on the cards. Let’s start with mobile broadband. Only Jio True 5G has the three-fold advantage of Stand-Alone 5G architecture, broadest spectrum, and advanced Carrier Aggregation technologies. Jio True 5G delivers breakthrough increases in broadband speed and drastically lowers latency.

KT: Since 2016, Jio 4G has unleashed a tsunami of digital applications and rich digital content across India. Today, over 80% of the data consumed on Jio 4G is in video format.

With Jio True 5G, mobile broadband will shift gears yet again. And we can enjoy even more video and immersive content, that too consistently in ultra-high-definition quality.

5G will not only enhance all current mobile experiences but also create new and first-time experiences. For example, the ultra-low latency of Jio True 5G will enable real-time applications like Cloud gaming, even on the go. And in the near future, it will also enable immersive experiences like augmented reality with JioGlass and similar devices from our partners.

AMA: An even more exciting possibility of Jio 5G is the ultra-high-speed fixed-broadband. Since you get fiber-like speeds over the air without any wires, we are calling it JioAirFiber.

We have developed a JioAirFiber Home Gateway, which is a wireless, simple, single-device solution. Get it, plug it in, turn it on, and that’s it. You now have a personal Wi-Fi hotspot in your home, connected to ultra-high-speed internet using True 5G. With such a simple process, literally hundreds of millions of homes and ofces can be connected to ultra-high-speed broadband, that too in a very short period of time.

Reliance and Jio are bringing some of the best sporting events like IPL to viewers in India and abroad through our digital platforms.
The big difference you can see is that because of Giga-bit speeds of JioAirFiber, we can now deliver not just one video stream, but multiple video streams, showing multiple camera angles at the same time, and that too in ultra-high definition.

KT: This is exciting! Another possibility with Jio 5G is how it can save money for customers in unexpected ways. For example, let’s take Personal Computers. Today, most homes have to buy a PC or a laptop, and spend even more money to upgrade it every few years.

Now, using JioAirFiber, customers can do away with all such expenses, and opt to use a virtual PC hosted in the cloud. We have named this concept, Jio Cloud PC. This will be a game-changer for every student, every gig-worker, every small business in our country. Be it a pharmacy or a doctor’s clinic, a grocer or a hotel, a consultant or a Chartered Accountant, everyone can get an affordable computer through Jio Cloud PC and JioAirFiber.

Even large enterprises can use this solution. Across Reliance, we use a lot of computers. We are now replacing most of these with Jio Cloud PCs. Jio 5G can also be used to create private 5G networks for large enterprises.

Compared to traditional enterprise Wi-Fi networks, 5G networks provide better reliability, better coverage, better data security, higher scalability, and lower cost, especially in demanding situations. ‘Factories of the future’ and Industry 4.0, where reliability and performance are top-most concerns, will be powered by private 5G, working hand-in-hand with Operations and Information Technology.

For instance, we can use autonomous robotic vehicles to move goods in the demanding environment of a factory floor. And all these vehicles can be monitored and controlled in real-time, using Jio Private 5G.

Another interesting area is Energy, which is a major operating cost for most industries. We will now be able to continuously monitor energy consumption of each and every equipment in any facility, using smart sensors connected through 5G. of our operations in real time, even when people are working from home.

AMA: We are excited by the endless possibilities of Jio 5G, and technology. Agriculture, healthcare, ambulances equipped with tele-ICUs, and Education. Providing quality education to the 250 million children of our country is a key developmental goal for India.”

CT Bureau

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