Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Indian 5G services on Saturday at India Mobile Congress, New Delhi.
At the launch event, Ashwini Vaishnaw, Telecom Minister and Sunil Bharti Mittal (Bharti Airtel), and Kumar Mangalam Birla (Vodafone Idea) were present.
PM Modi visited pavilions set up by various telecom operators and technology suppliers to gain firsthand knowledge of 5G. He spent considerable time studying the development of indigenous 5G technology. He called the 5G launch a gift from India’s telecom industry to 130 million Indians.
5G telecom services offer seamless coverage, high data rates, low latency, and highly reliable communications. It is expected to improve significantly in many sectors, such as online education, mining and warehousing, and telemedicine.
The initial phase of the commercial rollout is scheduled for Diwali.
These are the critical points of the 5G launch, including how it will change the user experience and PM Modi’s address.
- Reliance Jio and Airtel, the three largest telecom operators in India, presented to the Prime Minister different use cases for 5G technology in India during the launch event.
- The PM could see the ‘True 5 G’ devices on display at the Reliance Jio stall and experience the use case through Jio Glass.
- Digital India’s success rests on device costs, data costs, and the digital-first approach. All of them were addressed by PM Modi.
- India will be the leader of Industry 4.0 with its technological and telecom advancements. During his address, the Prime Minister noted that this is not the decade or century of India.
- The communication sector’s greatest strength is connectivity. While broadband users were only 6 million in 2014, they now number more than 80 million: PM.
- PM reminded us that data is now affordable thanks to various innovations. “Prices for 1GB of data used to be around Rs 300. Now, they are about Rs 10 per GB
- It has become a major player in the global mobile marketplace, with exports of thousands of crores. PM Modi
- Digital India has provided every citizen with a place. Even the smallest street vendor can use UPI: PM Modi.
- Reliance Jio and Vodafone-Idea are the first to launch 5G in select cities throughout India. These include Ahmedabad and Bangalore.
- Ashwini Vaishnaw (Union Electronics and Information Technology Minister) stated that 5G tariffs would be comparable to 4G prepaid plans. Industry leaders believe that customers will not be too worried by a tariff increase, even though it is possible.
5G: what is it?
A 5G network is a next-generation wireless network that allows for high-speed data transmission. 5G is expected to have a lower latency (efficiency to process specific volumes of data with minimal delay) and could be ten times faster than 4G. Remote data monitoring will also be improved in 5G, including mining, warehousing, and manufacturing. Edge computing is another sector where 5G can benefit customers.