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5G Launch Live: PM Modi says launch of 5G gift from telecom industry to 130cr Indians

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PM Modi address on launch of 5G in India

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the 6th India Mobile Congress at Pragati Maidan in Delhi and launched 5G services. PM Modi also inspected the exhibition at Pragati Maidan. 5G technology will provide seamless coverage, high data rate, low latency, and highly reliable communications. It will increase energy efficiency, spectrum efficiency and network efficiency.

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.

01 Oct 2022, 02:41:56 PM IST

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

01 Oct 2022, 01:59:58 PM IST

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)

01 Oct 2022, 01:46:10 PM IST

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.

01 Oct 2022, 01:30:27 PM IST

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

01 Oct 2022, 01:11:50 PM IST

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."

01 Oct 2022, 12:58:34 PM IST

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.

01 Oct 2022, 12:47:58 PM IST

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. 

01 Oct 2022, 12:41:27 PM IST

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."

01 Oct 2022, 12:39:04 PM IST

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.

01 Oct 2022, 12:32:56 PM IST

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."

01 Oct 2022, 12:31:07 PM IST

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.

01 Oct 2022, 12:28:59 PM IST

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.

01 Oct 2022, 12:25:42 PM IST

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.

01 Oct 2022, 12:19:02 PM IST

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.

01 Oct 2022, 12:13:40 PM IST

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.

01 Oct 2022, 12:10:21 PM IST

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."

01 Oct 2022, 12:03:46 PM IST

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.

01 Oct 2022, 11:56:34 AM IST

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 

01 Oct 2022, 11:43:29 AM IST

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.

01 Oct 2022, 11:33:08 AM IST

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.

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01 Oct 2022, 11:29:34 AM IST

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.

01 Oct 2022, 11:20:50 AM IST

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.

01 Oct 2022, 11:14:47 AM IST

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."

01 Oct 2022, 11:11:13 AM IST

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

01 Oct 2022, 10:54:14 AM IST

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.  

01 Oct 2022, 10:45:27 AM IST

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.

01 Oct 2022, 10:41:32 AM IST

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.

01 Oct 2022, 10:39:59 AM IST

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

01 Oct 2022, 10:33:50 AM IST

Watch 5G launch here

01 Oct 2022, 10:32:58 AM IST

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. 

01 Oct 2022, 10:28:06 AM IST

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.

01 Oct 2022, 10:20:37 AM IST

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.

01 Oct 2022, 10:18:30 AM IST

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.

01 Oct 2022, 10:18:30 AM IST

‘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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