At the India Mobile Congress trade event in New Delhi on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will introduce 5G communication services in India. Reliance Jio, Vodafone Idea (Vi), and Airtel, three of India’s top telecom companies, will present tech demos at the event to show off the country’s potential for 5G technology. In related news, the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi was declared the nation’s first airport to be 5G-ready on Friday.
The four main entrants in India’s 5G spectrum auction were Reliance Jio, Airtel, Vi, and Adani Group. During this auction, the Department of Telecom (DoT) received offers totaling Rs. 1.50 lakh crore.
The 5G deployment in India will begin with the first phase in 13 major cities — Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Jamnagar, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, and Pune.
According to reports, Reliance Jio wants to release 5G as quickly as possible. By 2023, the business intends to provide 5G service throughout India. Similar to this, Airtel wants to reach the whole country of India by 2024. Vi, however, would base its 5G deployment on elements like use cases, consumer demand, rivalry, and more. Shortly, the corporation also intends to raise the tariff prices for its network plans.
According to recent research, Indian customers are prepared to pay up to 45% premium for a 5G upgrade. There are reportedly over 100 million smartphone users in the nation with 5G capabilities.
According to predictions, 5G connectivity will be around ten times quicker than the existing 4G connectivity. The mining, warehousing, telemedicine, and manufacturing industries, among many others, stand to gain from its low latency rate.
Additionally, it is rumoured to be extremely dependable and energy-efficient, which may make it perfect for combining virtual reality and augmented reality for skill development and teaching. According to reports, 5G connection will deliver fast, high-quality video services. This technology may also be utilised for drone farming and catastrophe monitoring in real time.