Today, at the 6th India Mobile Congress 2022 event, Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced 5G services. The four-day festival is taking place in New Delhi’s Pragati Maidan. Users will be able to access 5G services by Diwali after a long wait for 5G in India. PM Narendra Modi saw demonstrations of 5G services from key firms like Airtel, Reliance Jio, and Qualcomm, as well as information on its advantages.
He also took the opportunity to learn about the local development of end-to-end 5G technology and how 5G may assist in closing the healthcare delivery gap between urban and rural areas. The latest 5G network will not only give users faster internet, but it will also help the government in a number of areas, such as agriculture and disaster management.
According to Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, Jio will guarantee to provide “the highest quality and the cheapest pricing that anyone else has on the globe.” By December 2023, the telecom provider promises to bring 5G to every part of India. Airtel has stated that it would begin rolling out 5G today in 8 cities. Although the corporation did state that Mumbai, Delhi, Varanasi, and Bangalore will get 5G today, the identities of all the cities are unknown. Vodafone Idea will shortly start rolling out 5G.
When 5G is first introduced in a few major metro areas, people will be able to experience internet speeds that are ten times faster than those of 4G. A maximum data transfer speed of up to 20Gbps per second, or more than 100Mbps per second, is claimed to be available. Currently, 4G offers speeds of up to 1 Gbps. The government has already stated that 5G services will be released in India at reasonable costs and won’t cost customers a lot of money.
Four cities, including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai, will be the first to receive 5G service from the main telecom providers like Jio and Airtel. This does not imply that everyone residing in these cities will have access to 5G everywhere. Although it might take some time, consumers will at least be able to access the 5G network in some areas.
The Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi now has 5G capability, which is noteworthy. As a result, airport travellers will soon be able to travel at higher speeds. Airtel, Jio, and Vodafone Idea are likely to share prices for their 5G services in the coming weeks.