Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially launched commercial 5G services in India today at the opening ceremony of the 6th India Mobile Congress (IMC) in New Delhi, which will conclude on October 4.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the inauguration of IMC 2022 (Image source: Press and Information Bureau of India)
5G network will be available in
Launched Cities as part of Phase 1 deployment including Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Jamnagar, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Pune and Varanasi.
5G services will initially be provided by Indian telecom operators Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vi (Vodafone-Idea). Starting today, Airtel customers can already experience the 5G network in some cities if they have a compatible 5G smartphone.
PM @narendramodi launches 5G service in India 🇮🇳
🔹5G technology will provide seamless coverage, high data rates, low latency, and highly reliable communications.
🔹 It will improve energy efficiency, spectral efficiency and network efficiency. #5GLaunch #5GinIndia @DoT_India pic.twitter.com/2H9q4D7O9w
— Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (@MIB_India) October 1, 2022
Airtel’s 5G service is available in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Siliguri and Warra Naxi offers and is expected to be rolled out nationwide in March 2024.
On the other hand, Reliance Jio will offer to Chin through Diwali Customers in Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai are offered 5G access for the year (October24), it has co-commitments in December Completed pan-India 5G deployment before 2023.
Vi said its 5G rollout will begin soon, but has yet to reveal when its 5G services will go live in the country, while state-run BSNL will start offering 5G services from August next year .
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” service provider will launch 5G before
& 819 % Indian citizens will use 5G services.” 2023
Shri Devusinh Chauhan, Honorable Minister of State for Communications, Government of India Minister
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In terms of pricing, Airtel said that its 5G services will be offered at the existing 4G rates and the new tariffs for 5G will be Announced after some time. However, it will be interesting to see the pricing of Jio’s 5G services as the company reinvigorates India’s telecom industry by offering free voice calls 2016 and a low price Offers text messaging for data at a price that rivals have dubbed “predatory pricing” but has helped Jio dominate the market and make mobile data more affordable.