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Reliance Jio 5G Set to Have 8x Download Speeds of 4G, Speedtest Results Confirm



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Department of Telecommunications (DoT) already has announced the launch of the 5G in India. As per the previous report, 5G rollout will happen in 2022 in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai, Gurugram, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Ahmadabad, Jamnagar, Hyderabad, Pune, Lucknow, and Gandhinagar. Reliance is making significant progress in 5G testing, considering that the telco previously had confirmed that it has done planning of 5G coverage for 1,000 top cities across the country.

Though the commercial release of 5G is yet to happen, we have details coming in about Jio’s 5G speed. Let us take a look ahead as to how much download speed will Jio’s 5G network will offer:

Jio 5G Speedtest Revealed

According to the screenshot obtained by 91Mobiles, Jio’s 5G network has been able to achieve a download speed of 420Mbps and upload speed of 412 Mbps during the pilot testing. The image further reveals that the telco’s 4G network has a download speed of 46.82 Mbps and 25.31 upload speeds. The test results does one way suggest us that the 5G download speed is 8x faster and the upload speed is 15x faster when compared to 4G network.

Jio 5G speed

Considering that the image is being obtained during pilot testing of 5G, we can expect the actual speed to vary when 5G officially becomes available for the public. Jio has previously managed to achieve 1Gbps speed during the trials. However, users should not expect speed in Gbps, considering that the telecom operator in India are planning to offer mmWave frequencies.

Also Read: Reliance Jio Hosting 5G Trials in Mumbai Using both mmWaves and Mid Bands

As mentioned above, Jio has completed planning of 5G for 1,000 cities across India. The telco is tipped to introduce 5G in phases in the country, with handful of cities getting high-speed. Additionally, the company also has simplified the prepaid recharge experience for users, as it has teamed up with WhatsApp recently.

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MTN Nigeria Rewards Shareholders with N174.53bn Dividend



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The MTN Nigeria has set aside N174.53 billion as dividend to its shareholders whose names appeared in the Company’s Register of Members at the close of business on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, which translates to N8.57 Kobo per every two kobo ordinary share.

This would bring the total dividend for the year that ended on December 31, 2021 to N13.12 per share, subject to withholding tax.

MTN Dividend

The MTN Nigeria also announced that its initial 575 million share unit’s offer was exceeded with an over-subscription rate of 139.47 per cent, and   in order to manage the over subscription, it added 86.25 million share units to the initial share units.

It said: “In all, 661.25 million units of MTN Nigeria shares were allotted and a total of 126,720 retail investors submitted valid applications and received full allotment. Other institutional investors such as pension funds, insurance companies, asset managers, corporates, and foreign portfolio investors who participated in the book build were allotted 72.09 per cent of their applications. 

“This includes Nigerian pension funds representing approximately 6.5 million Nigerian contributors. Nigerian investors across the country supported the offer through multiple channels such as Receiving Agents, Issuing Houses and Primary Offer, that is the digital application platform. 

“More than 89 per cent of retail offer subscribers applied through the Primary Offer platform (via mobile and web).

“In addition, 114,938 new Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) accounts were opened by first-time investors. It was estimated that 76 per cent of the successful subscribers to the public share offer via the digital platform are women, while 85 per cent of these are below the age of 40.” 

Speaking on the opportunity that the public share offers to Nigerians, The Chairman of MTN Nigeria, Mr. Ernest Ndukwe, said: “There was no better way for us to commemorate our 20th anniversary than by giving more Nigerians the opportunity to participate in our future success, in line with our Ambition 2025 commitment to shared value. 

“To do this, we launched an offer for the sale of 575 million shares held by the MTN Group in MTN Nigeria Communications Plc in November 2021. It also leveraged an innovative digital platform to maximise participation, while many of Nigeria’s institutional investors also participated in the bookbuild phase of the offer.”

 The incentives for all investors include one free share for every 20 purchased, subject to a maximum of 250 free shares per investor. Also, an additional 4.28 million MTN Nigeria shares would be allotted to qualifying investors who hold the shares allotted to them for 12 months till January 31, 2023.

“We are delighted to welcome so many new shareholders to the MTN family, up 11.6 times from the number before the offer.  It has been inspiring to see so many Nigerians, many of whom are young, acquire shares for the first time, and use a digital platform to do so.’’  



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Recap: Everything Announced at Google I/O 2022




Keeping up with Google’s big tech event 2022 may not be easy for you because of your busy schedules but we’ve got the recap of it all.

Here are the major announcement at Google I/O 2022

Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro

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Sneak Peak of Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro was a big surprise to us all but the phones will pack the next-gen Tensor chip and run Android 13 out of the box. We’ll have to wait until later this year for more details like specs and pricing.

Pixel 6A

Google has also unveiled its latest mid-ranger Pixel 6A. You can find more details here

Android 13 Beta

Android 13 beta has been released, and it allows more non-pixel smartphone users to try it out.  The latest release brings a couple of notable features like a new predictive back gesture, new permission to use exact alarms and better support for Bluetooth LE Audio.

Google Pixel owners can enroll their device into the beta program to try out the latest software. OnePlus, Realme, OPPO, Vivo, Xiaomi, and others have also announced their own Android 13 beta program for select flagships.

Google Pixel Watch

Google Pixel Watch

Google has announced its first-ever smartwatch, Pixel Watch coming later this year. The spec has not been fully released by Google but what we know so far is that it will run Wear OS 3 and offer Fitbit integration.

Google Pixel Tablet

Google Pixel tablet I/O 2022

Google is also working on a Pixel Tablet. This will be launched next year, and today the company decided to give us a sneak peek.

Google Pixel Bud

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Google Pixel Buds Pro has been announced, the most premium version of their in-ear truly wireless earbuds. They are priced at $199.99.

Google Wallet

The new Google Wallet will be available for Android and Wear OS devices in the coming weeks in “over 40 countries”.

As you might expect, you can use it to store bank cards for a tap to pay, but also any other sort of card you might have, including loyalty ones. But not just that – vaccine certificates? Check! And at some later point, Wallet will even support digital IDs, where you can identify yourself without even giving anyone your phone, through the magic of NFC. This depends on state support, so the rollout might take some time, even in the US, where it’s starting.

Google Wallet will replace Google Pay in all countries except the US, Singapore, and India.


Last month, Google announced a new Google Search feature called Multi-search, allowing users to use photos and text simultaneously for a search query. Now the feature is picking up a new trick: Near me. When you’re Multisearching with an image and text, simply add “near me” to your query to quickly look up local restaurants and shops.

This is not all for Google I/O, but we’ll keep updating ...



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