The rollout of Jio’s 5G network in the country can be announced in today’s meeting of Reliance Industries 44th AGM. Also, the country can be gifted the cheapest 5G smartphone from Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani.
The 44th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Reliance Industries Limited will be held today at 2 pm on Thursday. RIL Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani can announce many big announcements in today’s meeting. This meeting can be seen live from the company’s official YouTube channel and social media platforms.
RIL AGM live stream
You can watch the RIL AGM live in a number of ways. On YouTube, you can tune to the Jio channel or The Flame of Truth channel to watch the live stream. On Facebook, you can watch the AGM live on Reliance Industries Limited and Jio pages. On Twitter, the live stream will be available on The Flame of Truth and Reliance Jio accounts, which you can go to watch the event.
RIL 44th AGM starts at 2 pm today.
Jio 5G in India
At last year’s AGM, Reliance Industries’s Mukesh Ambani said Jio will begin testing 5G in mid-2021 and the upcoming AGM coincides with that announcement. The expectation that Jio will outrightly begin 5G trials right after the AGM seems a bit far-fetched. But Jio will definitely have something to show its advances, especially now that the race to the first 5G deployment has got aggressive after Airtel’s announcement that it will begin mass trials of 5G services in January 2022. The Department of Telecom has already granted telecom players permission to use the 700MHz, 3.5GHz, and 26GHz spectrums for 5G.
If you place some hope in Jio’s progress so far in terms of 5G deployment, the telecom company is likely to begin mass 5G trials within this year. But that will be limited to a city or a state in the beginning, so you should not really hope 5G will reach everyone right from the start. Since Jio is hosting trials in Mumbai right now, it is likely Mumbai will get 5G for everyone first. Airtel, on the other hand, is conducting trials in Gurugram.
Having said this, in the Reliance Industries meeting last year, the launch of a cheap 5G smartphone was announced. This will be the budget smartphone of the company. Reliance Jio’s 5G smartphone is being made with the help of Google. Custom Android or Android One operating system can be given in Jio phone. In some leaked reports, the launch of Jio Book Laptop and JioBook is being expected.