Mumbai: – Reliance Industries Chairman, Mukesh Ambani, announced that Reliance Jio would offer 5G services based on indigenous technology in India, by next year. The Jio announcement in a way is considered to be the end of aspirations for the Chinese company Huawei to enter India. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has welcomed the Jio announcement. Pompeo said that telecom companies from other countries also should come forward and follow the example set by Indian Reliance Jio, Australian Telstra, South Korean SK Telecom and Japanese NTT.
The necessary technology to introduce 5G services in India has been developed. Ambani, while addressing the 43rd AGM of Reliance Jio Ltd., said that the technology would be launched in the country, in the next year after receiving the required licenses for the 5G spectrum from the government. The company has developed the technology indigenously, and Reliance Jio is equipped to provide the technology to other companies and even to export the technology.
While the government is working hard to introduce 5G technology in India, the Chinese Huawei company has been excluded from the entire process. Amid all these developments, Jio has come up with this announcement. The data speeds will increase manifold, after implementation of the 5G technology. Data transmission will be 100 to 150 times faster than 4G technology. This will be an essential step if the 5G services are introduced in India.
Chinese ambition of dominating the world through 5G technology is receiving successive jolts. Huawei, the leader in 5G technology, has been accused of spying for the Chinese military. The United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, have banned Huawei for national security reasons. There is a growing demand that Huawei, facing espionage allegations, should be banned in India. Against this background, the Jio announcement is believed to have closed the gates on Huawei for the Indian marketplace.