PM Modi to launch 5G services on 1st October
On October 1, 2022, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will introduce the eagerly anticipated 5G services, according to an announcement made on Friday.
On October 1, 2022, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will introduce the eagerly anticipated 5G services, according to a formal announcement made on Friday.
The statement states that over the course of the following two years, 5G will gradually reach the entire country after being introduced by the prime minister in a few towns.
By 2035, it is anticipated that India will have seen a total economic effect of USD 450 billion.
The fifth generation, or 5G, is anticipated to unleash new economic prospects and societal advantages, acting as a transformative force for Indian society and being capable of supporting ultra-high-speed internet services.
“Prime Minister, Narendra Modi will launch 5G services in India on October 1, 2022 and also inaugurate the 6th Edition of India Mobile Congress 2022 to be held from October 1-4, 2022, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi,” the release said.
In this context, it is important to note that 5G delivers speeds that are many times faster than those of 4G, supports lag-free communication, and can allow billions of linked devices to share data in real time.
In addition to enabling ultra-low latency connections that allow full-length, high-quality videos and movies to be downloaded to a mobile device in a matter of seconds (even in congested areas), 5G can also enable solutions for e-health, connected cars, more immersive augmented reality and metaverse experiences, life-saving use cases, and advanced mobile cloud gaming, among others.
“5G can unleash new economic opportunities and societal benefits giving it the potential for being a transformational force for Indian society. It will help the country leapfrog the traditional barriers to development, spur innovations by startups and business enterprises as well as advance the ‘Digital India’ vision,” the official release said.
The launch of 5G services in India, the world’s second-biggest smartphone market after China, follows years of intense preparation.
Recent telecom spectrum auctions in India attracted a record number of bids totalling Rs 1.5 lakh crore, with Mukesh Ambani’s Jio securing over half of all airwaves sold with a bid of Rs 88,078 crore.
Bharti Airtel, owned by telecom mogul Sunil Bharti Mittal, submitted a winning bid of Rs 43,084 crore, while Vodafone Idea Ltd. paid Rs 18,799 crore to purchase spectrum.
The company led by Gautam Adani, whose participation in the auction was seen by some as adding to the tension in their conflict with Mukesh Ambani, paid Rs 212 crore for 400 MHz. The 26 GHz band, which is ideal for establishing a private network for end-to-end communication, was purchased by Adani Group.