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5G launch India: PM Narendra Modi to launch 5G services 

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While the government has not specified which cities will be the first to receive 5G services, telecom operators have revealed how they plan to roll out this services on their networks

PM Modi to launch 5G services

The government officially confirmed Friday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch 5G services in select cities on Saturday. As well as inaugurate the sixth edition of the India Mobile Congress 2022 in New Delhi.

“The Prime Minister’s 5G launch in select cities will gradually cover the entire country over the next couple of years,” the Ministry of Communications said in a statement. It has the potential to create new economic opportunities and societal benefits, making it a transformative force in Indian society. By 2035, the cumulative economic impact of 5G on India is expected to be $450 billion.

Service Rollout

While the government has not specified which cities will be the first to receive 5G services, telecom operators have revealed how they intend to implement 5G services on their networks. Reliance Jio, the highest bidder at this year’s spectrum auctions. Said in August that it will roll out high-speed mobile internet services on its network by Diwali in metro cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata this year.

Bharti Airtel, the auction’s second highest spender, has stated that it will be available on its network in all urban areas of the country by the end of 2023. In addition, the company stated that it will be available in major cities and rural areas by March 2024.
Vodafone Idea (Vi), the auction’s third-highest bidder, has yet to officially announce its launch plans. Adani Data Networks, a subsidiary of the Adani Group. Has announced that it will not offer consumer-led 5G services, for the time being, instead focusing on enterprise use cases. It only acquired spectrum in the 26 GHz band during the spectrum auction. Which is best suited for business-level 5G use cases.

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