Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services in the country at the ongoing sixth edition of India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2022.
Reliance, Airtel and Vodafone Idea - the three major telecom operators - demonstrated one use case each in front of the prime minister to show the potential of 5G technology in India.
The 5G network will go live in 22 cities as a part of the first phase of rollout, including Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Jamnagar, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Pune, Siliguri, and Varanasi
5G technology will provide seamless coverage, high data rate, low latency, and highly reliable communications.
According to Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
It will increase energy efficiency, spectrum efficiency and network efficiency.
Airtel's 5G service is available in some areas of Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Siliguri, and Varanasi, with rollout across the country expected by March 2024.
Reliance Jio will provide 5G access to its customers in Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai by Diwali this year (October 24).
Vodafone Idea has said it plans to begin the journey to roll out 5G services soon, without specifying a date.