5G launched in India: Everything you need to know

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5G launched in India: Everything you need to know

India is finally ready for 5G. At the 6th India Mobile Congress, PM Narendra Modi officially launched 5G services for the citizens of India. The services will initially be rolled out in 13 cities followed by the rest of the country in a phased manner. Read on to know everything about 5G services in India.

Which Indian cities get 5G?

5G services will be rolling out in 13 cities in the initial phase. These include, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Jamnagar, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai and Pune.

The rest of the country will get the services in a phased manner. At the launch, Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani was quoted as saying that Jio promises to roll out 5G in “every town, every taluka by December 2023.”

Who will be offering 5G services?

5G services in India will be offered by Jio, Bharti Airtel, and Vodafone Idea Ltd. In the recently held spectrum auctions, Jio won nearly half of all airwaves with a bid of Rs 88,078 crore bid. This was followed by Airtel’s Rs 43,084 crore bid, and Vodafone Idea’s Rs 18,799 crore bid.

Why is 5G important?

5G plays an important role in modern times thanks to its support for high-speed connectivity. In theory, it offers speeds that are up to 100 times faster than 4G. Due to its seamless coverage, low latency and reliable communications, 5G has importance in various fields including personal use, government agencies, and more. Even next-gen technologies like augmented reality, connected vehicles and metaverse experiences can be enabled by 5G.

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