Prime Minister Modi Announces India Plans to Launch 5G Services Soon
During his meeting with the Inter-ministerial committee on Information Technology and Electronics today, Prime Minister Modi announced that rajkotupdates.news:pm-modi-india-plans-to-launch-5g-services-soon. This marks a major step in the mobile internet revolution. A key focus will be on broadband access and data transfer.
Besides Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio is set to launch its 5G services soon. In fact, Jio has been the highest bidder in the 5G spectrum auctions. The auction is expected to be held later this year.
Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio will be the first telecom services providers to launch 5G services in India. In fact, the two service providers have announced ambitious timeframes for launching 5G services in India.
Both Airtel and Reliance Jio are expected to cover the entire country within a year. Similarly, BSNL will also launch its 5G services within a year.
According to Reliance Jio, its 5G services will be launched in seven cities, including Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Bengaluru. Jio claims that its 5G services will be affordable and that it will be easily upgraded to 5G from its 4G network. Jio also plans to reach most cities in India within 18 months.
Jio plans to cover the entire country by December 2023. Jio is confident about the coverage of its 5G network, which will be made possible by its 700MHz spectrum concessions.
During his visit to India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a lot to say about 5G technology. He said that 5G will bring about a new era of communications in India. He also revealed various use cases of 5G technology.
Prime Minister Modi visited various stalls of Airtel and Vodafone Idea to understand the indigenous development of 5G technology. He also had a look at stalls of C-DOT (Center for Development of Telematics). The Centre for Development of Telematics had developed indigenous 5G non-standalone (NSA) core.
The Indian Telecom Department (DoT) confirmed that 5G services will be available in 13 Indian cities by 2022. This is a major breakthrough as the government is committed to providing high speed internet to all Indians.
Prime Minister Modi has also urged the telecom industry to work with the MSME sector to reduce the cost of hardware manufacturing. He has said that the country will soon be home to a robust telecom manufacturing network.
Earlier this month, Tata Communications announced plans to launch 5G services soon. The company has a number of 5G trials underway, including asset tracking, inventory management, warehouse theft detection and remote worker collaboration using AR/VR.
Among the most exciting developments, the company is demonstrating the ability to run a private 5G network. This will allow enterprises to take advantage of the full potential of the technology.
Tata Communications is one of the leading global digital infrastructure providers. It is a member of the Tata Group, which is headquartered in India. The company’s portfolio includes steel, beverages, automotive and technology. It has operations in more than 100 countries.
In India, Tata Communications operates two Centres of Excellence (CoEs). These are in Delhi and Mumbai, where it tests connectivity and interoperability. These centers are also used to showcase a range of Internet of Things (IoT) use cases. Some of examples include smart streetlights, temperature sensors and smart utility meters.
Several ministries, including the Department of Telecom (DoT), Department of Transportation (DoT), Department of Science and Technology (DST), National Telecommunications Institute (NTI), Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) have come together to set up an inter-ministerial committee to explore the possibilities of 5G services in India. The inter-ministerial committee will function under the guidance of the telecom secretary.
The 5G Vertical Engagement and Partnership Programme (VEPP) was launched by the DoT. It targets the telecom industry, service providers, solution providers and OEMs to explore 5G use cases and develop a roadmap for commercial adoption. It is expected to drive the multiplier effect of 5G technology, and create a strong collaborative ecosystem for 5G.
The Department of Telecom has set up a 5G testbed with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru. The testbed will include a number of 5G use cases, including the implementation of a smart city infrastructure.
The inter-ministerial committee will engage with telecom service providers and ministries to explore the potential of 5G in public infrastructure. It will also introduce indigenous network solution providers to the government. The DoT has also drafted a whitepaper on 5G use cases. These white papers will be circulated amongst the ministries.