Reliance Jio has announced that it will launch 5G services in the major areas of Kolkata by the end of December this year and cover the entire city with 5G networks by June 2023. The telco also plans to roll out its True 5G services in Siliguri by December 2023. Siliguri will be the second city to receive 5G services in West Bengal after Kolkata. Reliance Jio is rolling out the 5G services in the country in a phased manner.
“In the Bengal region, we will soon launch 5G in Siliguri. In Kolkata, the coverage is currently being ramped up on a daily basis. Major parts of the city will be covered within December, and it will be completed by June ’23,” said a Reliance Jio official.
“Several government officials from various departments, including state IT secretary Rajeev Kumar, visited the experience center where Jio on Monday displayed its goods and services. They desired to comprehend the capabilities of the cutting-edge 5G technology and how it might be implemented in various public services,” he further added.
According to Jio officials, the 5G technology could provide high-quality healthcare facilities to remote areas of India by transforming healthcare services into Smart solutions such as teleradiology, connected ambulances, and clinics in bags.
Earlier, Airtel announced the rollout of the 5G services in Kolkata and Siliguri. The telecom provider plans to cover key metro cities by December 2022 and urban India by the end of 2023.
(with inputs from PTI)