India today enters a new Technological Era, with the launch of 5G services by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Launching the 5 G services at the sixth edition of India Mobile Congress(IMC) at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, PM Modi asserted that the introduction of 5 G will give a major boost to the telecom industry and broaden the connectivity network across the country.
In its first phase, the 5G services will be rolled out in 13 Indian cities namely, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Jamnagar, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, and Pune. These metropolitan cities will be covered with higher-speed data connectivity services that will upgrade telecommunications between various departments. By 2023, the entire nation will be covered by 5 G services. This is a significant step in connecting the remotest areas with the well-developed metropolitan cities.
5G is the latest upgrade in the long-term evolution(LTE) of cellular networks. It will provide seamless coverage, high data rate, low latency, and highly reliable communications. 5G services will also provide enterprise-level solutions like machine-to-machine communications, immersive augmented reality, connected vehicles, and metaverse experiences.
5G will also open new economic opportunities and societal benefits with the potential to digitally transform Indian society. It will further strengthen the country’s ‘Digital India’ vision. Also, the cumulative economic impact of 5G in India, is expected to reach around $450 billion by 2035.
At the launch of 5G services during the IMC event, the government also showcased some successful 5G testbeds that are currently being run in the country by Airtel, Reliance Jio, and Vodafone Idea. In alignment with the theme of IMC 2022 “Encapsulate, Engage and Experience a New Digital Universe”, citizens will experience the usages and applications of 5G services.
During his Independence Day speech, PM Modi spoke about the launch of 5G services in the country that would offer 10 times faster speeds and wider connectivity services. This remarkable step would help India to technologically advance itself at a global level.