The cumulative economic impact of 5G on India is estimated to reach USD 450 billion by 2035. Capable of supporting ultra-high-speed internet, the fifth generation or 5G service is expected to unleash new economic opportunities and societal benefits, serving as a transformational force for Indian society.
Launch of 5G will have a lasting impact: Rajeev Chandrasekhar
The launch of 5G will have a lasting impact. It'll be the future of the internet. 5G will bring a change to each person's life be it small businessmen, farmers, doctors, or students. It will also drastically affect our startup ecosystem: MoS Electronics & IT, Rajeev Chandrasekhar
Telecom operators are geared to provide high-speed services: COAI
Honoured & thankful to our PM for launching 1st 5G services at IMC 2022.We're excited about the long-awaited 5G launch in India.Telecom operators are geared up to provide high-speed services that are poised to transform consumer experience: Cellular Operators Assn of India (COAI)
Ashwini Vaishnaw says 5G services to be available in over 200 cities in coming 6 months
Telecom Min Ashwini Vaishnaw has said that in the coming six months 5G services to be available in over 200 cities. “attempts being made to make 5G services available in 80-90% of country in next 2 years. BSNL to provide 5G services next year August 15 onwards. 5G too, to be affordable," he said.
PM Modi experiences Jio Glass at 5G launch : What is it and how it helps users
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 5G services in India today. The next-generation technology was unveiled at the sixth-edition of India Mobile Congress, 2022 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. At the launch event, PM Modi took first-hand experience of services related to 5G services. He also witnessed Jio True 5G devices displayed at the Jio pavilion, where he experienced the use cases of 5G through Jio Glass. Read more here
Akash Ambani says Jio plans to cover entire India by December, will make it very affordable
After the launch of 5G services in India, Reliance Jio Chairman, Akash Ambani said, "Jio plans to cover entire India by December...We will make it very affordable, it should be affordable for every Indian - right from device to service."
PM Modi urges telecom industry to work with MSMEs to reduce costs of hardware manufacturing
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged the telecom industry to work with the MSME sector to reduce the costs of hardware manufacturing and build a robust manufacturing network. “This would help in creating jobs and opportunities for small & medium businesses," he said.
PM Modi says 5G is not limited to day-to-day activities, but force to change life altogether
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the utility of 5G is not limited to facilitating day-to-day activities, but rather, it is coming as a force to change life altogether. “We should use the launch of 5G services for the unprecedented growth and economic development of the country," PM Modi said. “Today, India is the world's 5th largest economy. This provides an opportunity for our entrepreneurs, innovators, and for every citizen to become part of this journey towards a New India," the prime minister further added.
People laughed at the idea of becoming 'Aatmanirbhar', says PM Modi
At the launch of 5G services, PM Modi said, "People laughed at the idea of becoming 'Aatmanirbhar' but it has been done. It's taking electronic costs down. In 2014, there were only 2 mobile manufacturing facilities, today that number has increased to over 200 manufacturing facilities."
PM Modi says India creating history
With 5G launch, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the country is creating history. “India was dependent on foreign countries for 2G, 3G, 4G but with 5G, the country is creating history," PM Modi said.
PM Modi speaks on lower cost of data as compared to earlier
While launching 5G in India, PM Modi said, “Earlier, cost of 1GB data was about ₹300, it has come down to about ₹10 per GB now. On average, a person in India consumes 14GB per month. This would have cost about ₹4200 per month but costs ₹125-150. It's the efforts of govt that led to this."
PM Modi says Technology has become democratic in its truest sense
Prime Minister Narendra Modi while launching 5G services in India said that technology has become democratic in its truest sense.
“I've seen even the poor of the country always come forward to adopt new technologies... Technology has become democratic in its truest sense," PM Modi said.
India's vision of digital connectivity can be seen in the steep increase in rural connectivity: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India's vision of digital connectivity can be seen in the steep increase in rural connectivity. “From just 100 Gram Panchayats with optical fiber connectivity, we now have over 170 thousand panchayats connected with optical fiber," PM Modi said.
From 2 mobile manufacturing units in India in 2014, country now has over 200 mobile factories: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that in 2014 there were 2 mobile manufacturing units in India, but now country has over 200 mobile factories. “From exporting zero mobile phones in 2014, to now, when we export phones worth thousands of crores... these efforts have had an impact on the cost of the device. Now we have started getting more features at a lower cost," he said. The prime minister further added there was a time when no one believed in the potential of the common man and digital was considered a thing for the elite. Today, every citizen of India is using technology to fullest.
PM Modi says launch of 5G is gift from the telecom industry to 130 crore Indians
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that launch of 5G is a gift from the telecom industry to 130 crore Indians. “It is a step towards the new era in the country, is the beginning of infinite opportunities," he said.
PM Modi speaks on 4 pillars of Digital India's success
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that new India will not only remain a consumer of technology but rather play a significant role in the implementation of technology for the growth of the country.
While addressing the launch of 5G services in India, He spoke about the 4 pillars of Digital India's success: Cost of Device, Digital Connectivity, Data Costs and the most important Digital First Approach.
5G technology will revolutionise the telecom sector, tweets PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that 5G technology will revolutionise the telecom sector. In a Tweet, the prime minister wrote, “Historic day for 21st century India! 5G technology will revolutionise the telecom sector."
Kumar Birla says 5G will set stage for India to become 5 trillion dollar economy in next 3 years
Chairman of Aditya Birla Group, Kumar Mangalam Birla says 5G will set stage for India to become 5 trillion dollar economy in 3 years. “Telecom industry will further ignite digital dreams of 1.3 billion Indians & thousands of enterprises. It'll set stage for country to become 5 trillion dollar economy in next 3 years with a trillion dollar contribution," he said.
5G in India: How next-gen technology changes your life
For consumers, 5G promises higher data speeds over 4G. At its peak, internet speeds on 5G could touch 10 Gbps, compared to the 100 Mbps peak of 4G.
5G technology offers latency as low as 1ms. For the unversed, latency is the time taken by the device to send packets of data and get a response. Shorter the latency, quicker the response.
5G technology will provide seamless coverage in remote areas across the country. It will increase energy efficiency, spectrum efficiency and network efficiency. Click here to know more
Airtel 5G to start in 8 cities today, to cover entire country by 2024
Bharti Airtel is launching 5G telecom services in eight cities, including four metros, on Saturday and will progressively cover the entire country by March 2024, its chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal said.
Speaking at the IMC 2022, he said the nation's oldest private telecom operator is launching 5G mobile services in eight major cities and will cover most parts by March 2023 and the entire country by March 2024.
New era is about to begin, says Sunil Bharti Mittal on 5G launch
Bharti Enterprises founder-chairman, Sunil Bharti Mittal said that a new era is about to begin with the launch of 5G services in India. “It's an important day. A new era is about to begin. This beginning is taking place in 75th yr of independence & will begin a new awareness, energy in the country. It'll open several new opportunities for people," he said.
Mukesh Ambani says 5G much more than the next generation of connectivity technology
Mukesh Ambani said 5G is much more than the next generation of connectivity technology. “To my mind, it's foundational technology that unlocks full potential of other 21st century technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Internet of things, Robotics, Blockchain & Metaverse," he said.
Reliance Industries' Mukesh Ambani speaks on 5G
Mukesh Ambani says with the launch of 5G IMC can now become Asian Mobile Congress. Jio 5G to reach every taluka, every district by December 2023. “Very proud of what we've demonstrated. To COAI (Cellular Operators Assn of India) & DoT (Dept of Telecom), I can say we're ready to take leadership & Indian Mobile Congress should now become Asian Mobile Congress & Global Mobile Congress," he said.
Communication and Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw speaks on 5G launch
Cabinet minister Ashwini Vaishnaw congratulates India on the launch of 5G services in India. He also mentioned how permissions and approvals are given easily in the telecom sector. “Today, PM Modi is launching 5G Services in India. In the history of telecom, today would be recorded in golden letters. Telecom is the gateway, the foundation of Digital India. It is the mode to bring digital services to every person."
Reliance Jio 5G: When will you be able to use the services on your phone? Check details here
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 1 October officially launched the 5G services in India at the 6th India Mobile Congress (IMC) at Pragati Maidan in Delhi. The 5G services are likely to provide high speed internet with low latency thereby changing the landscape of data. The 5G services will provide seamless coverage, high data rate, low latency and highly reliable communications system. Read more here
PM Modi taking first-hand experience of services related to 5G Services
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is taking first-hand experience of services related to 5G Services. PM Modi launched 5G services in India today at Pragati Maidan in Delhi.
5G spectrum auctions were conducted successfully
Recently, the 5G spectrum auctions were conducted successfully and 51,236 MHz was allocated to Telecom Service Providers with a gross revenue of ₹1,50,173 crore. The auction aggregated the demand for a robust 5G ecosystem that can cater to its use cases involving IoT, M2M, AI, Edge Computing, Robotics etc.
DoT has amended Right of Way (RoW) Rules 2016 in August 2022, wherein the charges for RoW permissions have been made reasonable and a ceiling for RoW charges for installation of 5G small cells and optical fibre cable on street furniture has been fixed.
DoT has set up a 5G Testbed with help of IITs, IISc Bengaluru and SAMEER to develop technology in 2018.
A 5G Hackathon was commenced in 2020, to trigger ideation and prototyping of use-cases by startups and has led to spurring innovative products.
C-DOT has developed an indigenous 5G Non-Stand Alone (NSA) core. C-DOT is also developing 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) in collaboration with local industry and start-ups. C-DOT has already tested its 4G Core in collaboration with TCS and Tejas Networks successfully.
Uses of 5G in India
The launch of 5G services in India, the world's second-biggest smartphone market after China, follows years of intense preparation.
5G will increase energy efficiency, spectrum efficiency and network efficiency.
5G technology will help in connecting billions of Internet of Things devices, will allow higher quality video services with mobility at high speed, and delivery of critical services such as telesurgery and autonomous cars among others.
5G will help in real-time monitoring of disasters, precision agriculture, and minimising the role of humans in dangerous industrial operations such as in deep mines, offshore activities etc.
Unlike existing mobile communication networks, 5G networks will allow tailoring of requirements for each of these different use cases within the same network.
Besides powering ultra-low latency connections, which allow downloading full-length high-quality video or movie to a mobile device in a matter of seconds (even in crowded areas), 5G can enable solutions such as e-health, connected vehicles, more-immersive augmented reality and metaverse experiences, life-saving use cases, and advanced mobile cloud gaming, among others.
Delhi International airport becomes 5G network-compliant
GMR group-run Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) said that it has made its facility compliant for 5G network, which the passengers can avail once these services are rolled out by the Telecom Service Providers (TSPs). Most airports at present provide wireless service primarily through Wi-Fi to passengers
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PM Narendra Modi visits the Airtel 5G booth at the India Mobile World Congress 2022
PM is taking a live demo from the dias to monitor the work in real-time through utilising VR and artificial intelligence. After Jio, PM Modi is currently inspecting demonstration in the Airtel 5G booth.
5G Launch Live Updates: Economic impact of 5G
The cumulative economic impact of 5G on India is estimated to reach USD 450 billion by 2035.
5G to roll out in 13 cities
Initially, 5G services will roll out in 13 cities. The services will start in: Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Pune, Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad and Jamnagar.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspects an exhibition at Pragati Maidan
PM Modi inspects an exhibition at Pragati Maidan. He will inaugurate the sixth edition of the Indian Mobile Congress (IMC) and launch 5G services shortly. He is currently getting a demonstration of 5G from Reliance Jio. Akash Ambani is also present to showcase these 5G use cases to the Prime Minister.
‘The day is here’: says Ashwini Vaishnaw as 5G services to launch in India
“The day is here, India," tweeted Ashwini Vaishnaw, Union minister for Electronics and Information Technology, ahead of the launch.
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