Jio launches 5G services in Jammu and Kashmir

Reliance Jio on Tuesday announced the launch of its True 5G services in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir by inaugurating 5G services in Jammu and Srinagar. Manoj Sinha, Lieutenant Governor of the UT, launched Jio True 5G services at Raj Bhawan in Jammu.

The high-speed internet, low-latency, standalone 5G services will be available to the people and businesses of these cities henceforth.
“The transformational benefits of Jio True 5G and the application of this immersive technology in the fields of healthcare, education, and other key sectors of importance for India was demonstrated at the launch event. A glimpse of the generational advancement that will be seen in these areas was showcased through the revolutionary AR-VR device Jio Glass,” the company stated in a release.
“I am delighted to announce the launch of Jio True 5G services in the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir. 5G will bring transformational benefits for the people of Jammu & Kashmir and further the objective of the government to realise our honourable PM’s Digital India vision,” Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said on the occasion.
“With the launch of Jio’s True 5G services, Jammu & Kashmir is not just getting the best telecommunication network but will also get infinite growth opportunities in the areas of tourism, e-governance, agriculture, education, healthcare, IT and the SME business. 5G will also enable citizens and the Government to remain connected on real time basis and will assist and improve the implementation and efficacy of government schemes in reaching the last mile user.
“The digital Jammu & Kashmir mission of the government has special focus on the startup ecosystem, e-governance, agriculture, social welfare, youth, education and healthcare to name a few. Advent of Jio 5G services in the union territory will give a great boost to these initiatives,” Sinha added.
“We are excited to launch Jio True 5G in Jammu and Srinagar. By December 2023, Jio True 5G will cover every town of Jammu & Kashmir. This is testimony to Jio’s commitment towards the government’s priorities,” a Jio spokesperson said.
Jio, he said, has provided employment to more than 36,000 people directly and indirectly in Jammu & Kashmir. This launch is an important milestone for the people of Jammu & Kashmir who will benefit immensely from Jio’s 5G services. We are grateful to the government for their continuous support in our quest to digitise Jammu & Kashmir.
He also announced the launch of Jio True 5G services in 25 additional towns across 12 states in the country, taking the benefits and reach of Jio’s True 5G services to 304 towns across the nation. “We want every Jio user to enjoy the transformational benefits of Jio True 5G technology in 2023,” he added.
The list of 27 towns include Anakapalli and Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh; Arrah Begusarai, Bihar Sharif, Darbhanga and Purnia in Bihar;  Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh; Vapi in Gujarat; Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh in Himachal Pradesh; Jammu and Srinagar in Jammu & Kashmir; Katras in Jharkhand; Kolar in  Karnataka; Beed, Chakan, Dhule, Jalna and Malegaon in Maharashtra; Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu; Barabanki in Uttar Pradesh; Mussoorie in Uttarakhand;  Bardhaman, Berhampore, English Bazar, Habra and Kharagpur in West Bengal.