Kochi: Jio on Tuesday launched its high-speed 5G services in Kerala.
The telecom major’s 5G services were launched in Kochi city and Guruvayur temple premises, it said in a statement. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan launched the Jio 5G Powered Wi-Fi services digitally from Trivandrum at an event organized in Kochi.
Jio demonstrated the immersive benefits of 5G in healthcare through the Jio Community Clinic medical kit and the revolutionary Jio Glass AR-VR device.
The statement said that these benefits will bring transformative changes in the lives of the people of Kerala.
Speaking at the event, CM Vijayan said, “I am delighted to launch Jio’s True 5G services in Kerala. 5G services will bring transformative benefits to the people of Kerala in the long run.”
The CM said that Jio has invested over Rs 6,000 crore to roll out 5G network in his state which shows its commitment to Kerala.
“They will launch 5G services in Trivandrum by the end of this month followed by Thrissur, Kozhikode and Malappuram by January 2023. By December 2023 all tehsils and taluks of Kerala will have Jio’s 5G services,” Jio’s statement said.
He added that the launch of Jio 5G services will open up growth opportunities in e-government, education, healthcare, IT and SME businesses.
“5G will also enable citizens and government to stay connected in real-time and will also improve the implementation and efficiency of government schemes for the last mile user,” Vijayan added.
Starting today, Jio users in Kochi and Guruvayur will be invited to Jio Welcome Offer to experience Unlimited Data at 1Gbps+ speed at no extra cost, it added.
“We are excited to launch Jio True 5G in Kochi and Guruvayur Temple in Kerala. Soon, the Jio True 5G network will spread across the length and breadth of Kerala. Jio is the only 5G network that will be here,” a Jio spokesperson said. statement
What is 5G, and how does it differ from current 3G and 4G services?
5G is a fifth-generation mobile network capable of transmitting large amounts of data at very high speeds.
Compared to 3G and 4G, 5G has very low latency which will improve user experience in various sectors.
Low latency describes the efficiency of processing a very large volume of data messages with minimal delay.
The rollout of 5G is expected to lead to further developments in remote data monitoring in sectors such as mining, storage, telemedicine and manufacturing. ANI