A historic day for 21st century India! Prime Minister Modi launched 5G in India. Usharing a new technology in a new era, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G telecom services on 1 October 2022 which aims to provide uninterrupted coverage, high data rates, low latency and highly reliable communication.
According to a recent report, 5G will account for more than a third of India’s total connections by 2030, with 2G and 3G accounting for less than 10 percent share.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services in India on 1 October 2022 at a telecom event in Delhi. The service will gradually cover the entire country over the next two years, potentially changing India’s digital landscape.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the much-anticipated service at the 6th edition of India Mobile Congress 2022 held from October 1 to 4 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. 5G services will be available in 13 cities after Diwali. Bharti Airtel chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal said Bharti Airtel’s 5G services will be available in eight cities from Saturday.
After inaugurating the exhibition, PM Modi visited the pavilions set up by various telecom operators and technology providers to get a first-hand experience of what 5G can do. He started at the Reliance Jio stall, where he showcased ‘True 5G’ devices and experienced what Jio Glass could do.
Joining telecom minister Ashwini Vaishnab and Reliance tycoon Mukesh Ambani, Bharti Airtel’s Sunil Bharti Mittal and Vodafone Idea’s Kumar Mangalam Birla, he spent time understanding the domestic development of end-to-end 5G technology. He then visited the stalls of Airtel, Vodafone Idea and C-dot.
Various use cases demonstrated before the Prime Minister at the exhibition include precision drone-based agriculture, high security routers and AI-based cyber threat detection platforms, automated guided vehicles, smart ambulance, augmented reality/virtual reality/education and skills. Development, Sewerage Monitoring System, Mixed Reality in Smart-Farming Program, Health Diagnostics, etc.
India Mobile Congress (IMC), which claims to be Asia’s largest telecom, media and technology forum, is jointly organized by Department of Telecommunications (DOT) and Cellular Operators Association of India.
In addition to powering ultra-low latency connections that allow a full-length high-quality video or movie to be downloaded to a mobile device in seconds (even in populated areas), 5G can enable eHealth, connected vehicles, and more solutions. – Immersive augmented reality and metaverse experiences, life-saving use cases and advanced mobile cloud gaming, among others.
“5G can unlock new economic opportunities and social benefits, thus has the potential to be a transformative force for Indian society It will help the country overcome traditional barriers to growth, promote innovation through startups and business ventures, and drive ‘digital’. India’s perspective,” it said. Experts say India will benefit a lot from 5G technology. This is likely to benefit the Indian economy by ₹36.4 trillion ($455 billion) between 2023 and 2040, estimated a recent report by the global industry body representing mobile network operators.
India’s biggest telecom spectrum auction recently saw a record bid of ₹1.5 lakh crore, with Mukesh Ambani’s Jio winning almost half of all the airwaves sold with a bid of ₹88,078 crore.
Union Communications, Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnab had earlier said that the government is aiming for 80 percent coverage of 5G telecom services in the country within a short period of time.
Mr. Vaishnav said, “The journey of 5G will be very exciting, and noted that it took several years to reach 40 percent to 50 percent coverage in many countries. But we see. Very aggressive timeline and the government is targeting 80 per cent coverage in a short period of time, and we will definitely achieve at least 80 per cent coverage in a very short time.”