At the India Mobile Congress at Pragati Maidan on October 1, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch 5G services throughout the nation.
“Taking India’s digital transformation & connectivity to new heights, Hon’ble PM, @narendramodi, will launch out 5G services in India; at India Mobile Congress; Asia’s largest technological show,” the National Broadband Mission, under the Ministry of Communications, wrote in a tweet.
Notably, it was announced on the India Mobile Congress website that PM Modi will inaugurate the event and introduce 5G services.
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and Cellular Operators Association of India jointly organise the India Mobile Congress (IMC), which bills itself as the largest telecom, media, and technology gathering in Asia (COAI). The theme of IMC 2022, which is scheduled to take place from October 1–4, will be “the evolution route of present technology and what it holds for enterprises and individuals for the future via meaningful interactions.”
According to Ashwini Vaishnaw, the minister of electronics and information technology, India is preparing for the launch of 5G services by October. Additionally, he had stated that after 5G services were launched, they would be expanded and should eventually cover the entire nation within the next two to three years.
In his Independence Day speech, PM Modi discussed 5G, claiming that the service will soon launch in India and deliver 10 times better speeds. He said that optical fibre will soon be available in Indian villages, and the internet would soon spread to the furthest reaches of the nation.
The general norm for 5G speed is 100 Mbps, while actual speeds may differ. There is general agreement that 4G speeds fall between 60 and 70 Mbps.
In addition to enabling high-speed data, 5G has the potential to support a number of enterprise-level applications, including more immersive augmented reality and metaverse experiences, linked cars, and machine-to-machine interactions.
The Department of Telecom received bids from the spectrum auction earlier in August totaling Rs 1.50 lakh crore. The four main players in the spectrum auction were Reliance Jio, Adani Group, Bharti Airtel, and Vodafone Idea.