The 5G telecom services will be launched in India by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, October 1. An official statement states that the Prime Minister would officially launch 5G on Saturday in a few cities before gradually expanding across the whole nation over the following few years.
The 5G services will be unveiled at an event held at Pragati Maidan in the nation’s capital on Saturday at 10 a.m., according to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
The fifth generation, or 5G service, is anticipated to unleash new economic prospects and societal advantages, acting as a transformative force for Indian society and being capable of supporting ultra-high speed internet.
Ashwini Vaishnaw, the minister of communications, had earlier stated that PM Modi’s ambition was to create 5G in parallel with global standards and to pioneer 6G technology.
By 2035, India’s overall economic impact from 5G is anticipated to be worth USD 450 billion.
The Ministry of Communications states that years of careful planning have culminated in the launch of 5G services. A successful 5G spectrum auction was recently held, and telecom service providers were given 51,236 MHz with a gross revenue of 1,50,173 crore.
The auction brought together the desire for a strong 5G ecosystem capable of supporting its use cases like IoT, M2M, AI, edge computing, robotics, etc.
In addition to the announcement of 5G, PM Modi will open the sixth edition of the India Mobile Congress 2022 (IMC-2022), which will take place from October 1–4 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.