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Reliance Jio has completed 5G coverage planning in at least 1,000 Indian cities so far has been doing trials on advanced use cases across Healthcare and Industrial Automation on its 5G network, the company said on Friday. 

Jio said the network will be based on targeted customer consumption and revenue using Heat maps, 3D maps and Ray tracing technology for precise coverage planning to target high consumption and high perception locations.

Further, the company said it has partnered with WhatsApp to simplify prepaid recharge experience, bringing unprecedented convenience to consumers.

In addition to this, it also said that Jio Platforms on Friday posted an 8.8% increase in net profit at 3,795 crore for the third quarter ended December 2021.

The company had posted a net profit of 3,486 crore in the same period a year ago.

Gross revenue from operations increased by 5.76% to 24,176 crore from 22,858 crore in the October-December 2020 period.

Reliance Jio (RJIL), the telecom services arm of Jio Platforms, posted a 9.85 rise in net profit at 3,615 crore for the quarter, compared to 3,291 crore in the year-ago period.

RJIL's revenue from operations increased 4.625 to 19,347 crore from 18,492 crore earlier.

The total customer base of Jio Platforms stood at 42.1 crore at the end of December 2021, compared to about 41 crore a year ago.

This comes days after the central government named 13 cities that are likely to see the launch of 5G services in 2022.

The cities include Gurugram, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Delhi, Jamnagar, Ahmadabad, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Pune and Gandhi Nagar.

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