5g enters India, PM Modi launches 5g services at IMC 2022

Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially launched India’s first commercial 5G services on Saturday at the 6th India Mobile Congress (IMC) held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, which concluded on October 4. of the “New Digital Universe”.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially launched India’s first commercial 5G services on Saturday at the 6th Indian Mobile Congress (IMC) held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, which concluded on October 4. of the “New Digital Universe”.

Over the next few years, 5g service is expected to gradually cover the whole country, potentially transforming India’s digital landscape.

In his remarks at the launch event in Delhi, Prime Minister Modi called the occasion historic for India in the 21st century and predicted a revolution in the telecommunications industry with 5G technology.

The Prime Minister further said that the new India will play an active role in the implementation and development of technology and will not remain a mere consumer of it, adding that India will lead the world in in terms of technological progress.

Speaking on the cost of internet data, Prime Minister Modi said that with government efforts, the cost of 1GB of data, which used to be around Rs 300, has now fallen to around Rs 10 per GB .

After the launch of 5G services, India’s three largest telecom companies, namely Reliance Jio, Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel, each presented a use case to demonstrate the capabilities of 5G technology. Prime Minister Modi also inspected the exhibition at Pragati Maidan.

After the launch of 5G services, India’s three largest telecom companies, namely Reliance Jio, Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel, each presented a use case to demonstrate the capabilities of 5G technology. Prime Minister Modi also inspected the exhibition at Pragati Maidan.

Drone-based precision agriculture, automated guided vehicles, high-security routers and AI-based cyber-threat detection platforms, smart ambulances, smart agriculture programs, sewage monitoring systems, augmented reality, virtual reality, mixed reality in education and skills development, and health diagnostics were among the opportunity cases presented to the Prime Minister at the exhibition.

The network will be operational in 22 cities under the first phase of rollout including Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Delhi, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Jamnagar, Lucknow, Pune, Siliguri, Mumbai and Varanasi.

pm modi will launch 5g services in india in october

In India, Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vi (Vodafone-Idea) will be the first to offer 5G services. Airtel customers with compatible 5G smartphones can already experience the network in select cities from launch day.

Airtel’s service is currently available in parts of Chennai, Bengaluru, Gurugram, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Siliguri and Varanasi, with nationwide availability expected by March 2024.

Vodafone India said its 5G rollout will begin soon but did not specify when its services will be available in the country, while state-run BSNL will provide 5G services next year, starting August 15.

On the other hand, Reliance Jio will offer users in Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai access to 5G by Diwali this year (October 24), and has pledged to complete the pan-India rollout by December 2023.

Regarding pricing, Airtel said its 5G services will be offered at current 4G rates and new pricing will be disclosed in the future. However, it will be interesting to see Jio’s prices for 5G services, given that the company took the Indian telecom industry by storm in 2016 by providing free voice calls and texts as well as data at cheaper rates. reduced. This was called by the competition “predatory pricing”, but it helped Jio dominate the market and reduce the cost of mobile data.

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By 2035, India is predicted to have gained $450 billion in economic benefit from 5G.

By 2035, India is predicted to have gained $450 billion in economic benefit from 5G.

5G provides many times the speed of 4G, supports lag-free connectivity, and enables billions of connected devices to share data in real time.

5G will further help provide seamless coverage, low latency, high data throughput and highly reliable communications and increase spectrum efficiency, power efficiency and network efficiency.

Ahead of the launch, the prime minister also had a “test drive” of Pragati Maidan in Europe and also witnessed a demonstration by Reliance Chairman Jio.
Akash Ambani.

The “India Mobile Congress” event is jointly organized by the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) and the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), and the expo ended on October 4.

The event was organized to bring together leading thinkers, innovators, entrepreneurs and government officials to discuss and showcase the unique opportunities that have arisen as a result of the rapid adoption and spread of the digital technology.

Edited by Prakriti Arora

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