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Jio, Airtel's 4G footprint to strengthen after the telcos spend big on spectrum

 Jio, Airtel's 4G footprint to strengthen after the telcos spend big on the spectrum The auction of telecom airwaves that concluded in just two days on Tuesday was perhaps the shortest in the past decade. Reliance Jio, the country’s largest telecom company, spent big and bagged almost half of the spectrum that was sold, while at the other end Vodafone Idea, which has been losing customers, spent the least.  How the telecom companies went about in the auction was hardly surprising. Jio spent the most, to acquire new spectrum as well as renew existing spectrum, in 16 circles. In total, Jio paid Rs 57,123 crore to buy 488 megahertz of the spectrum of the 855.6 megahertz that was sold.  The company now has the largest spectrum holding in the sub-GHz band (800 MHz). It renewed a higher spectrum in most metro and A circles (Delhi, Mumbai, Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, Kolkata, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal), according to analysts at Motilal Oswal Financial Services. Jio said it has achie

Reliance Jio chairman announces plans for 5G rollout in latter half of 2021

 Reliance Jio chairman announces plans for 5G rollout in the latter half of 2021 Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani announced on Tuesday that India's largest telco, Reliance Jio, has plans to roll out commercial 5G networks during the latter half of 2021.   "I assure you that Jio will pioneer the 5G revolution in India in the second half of 2021," said Ambani, during his keynote at India Mobile Congress 2020.  "It will be powered by the indigenous-developed network, hardware, and technology components." During the keynote, Ambani also said that he believes 5G will enable India to lead the world in progressing the so-called fourth industrial revolution. "We are creating compelling home-grown solutions in education, healthcare, agriculture, infrastructure, financial services, and new commerce. Each of these solutions, once proven in India, will be offered to the rest of the world to address global challenges.  The announcement comes despite India not