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5G services to be launched soon, govt aims for pan-India coverage in 2 years

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The government intends to launch 5G telecom services in India very soon. Ashwini Vaishnaw, the union minister for electronics and information technology, stated at an event on Sunday that the goal will be to have them available nationwide within two years.

By October, India will begin rolling out 5G services, according to a previous statement by the ministry. In the middle of August, the government asked telecom service providers to be ready for the launch of 5G services by sending them letters allocating spectrum. India is in the final stages of bringing out high-speed 5G communication services thanks to the latest round of spectrum allocation.

Reliance Jio will introduce high-speed 5G telecom services in a number of significant cities, including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai by Diwali this year. Within the next 18 months, they plan to extend their 5G network to every town, tehsil, and taluka in the nation.

How does 5G vary from the present 3G and 4G services? What is 5G?

5G is an upgrade to the existing mobile network. The fifth-generation (5G) mobile network is able to send massive amounts of data at extremely fast rates.

5G has an extremely low latency compared to 3G and 4G, which will improve user experience across a variety of industries. Low latency refers to the ability to efficiently handle a large number of data packets with little delay.

The introduction of 5G is also anticipated to advance remote data monitoring in industries like mining, manufacturing, telemedicine, and storage, among others.

Who were the auction participants?

The four main players in the spectrum auction are Reliance Jio, Adani Group, Bharti Airtel, and Vodafone Idea.

How much money did the government bring in from the sale?

From the recently completed auction, the Department of Telecom got total bids totaling Rs. 1.50 lakh crore.

The auction’s revenue was previously projected to be between Rs 80,000 and Rs 90,000 crore.

Speed: 5G services should be around ten times quicker than 4G. By the end of 2022, it’s anticipated that various cities in the county will provide high-speed 5G telecom services.

The Adani Group has entered the telecom industry:

  • The Gautam Adani-led Adani group just entered the telecom industry, and this was their first time competing in the 5G telecom spectrum auction.

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