Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services in India on 1st October, 2022 at the 6th Edition of India Mobile Congress 2022, being held from October 1-4, at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. The service is expected to progressively cover the entire country over the next couple of years, potentially transforming India’s digital landscape.
Members of Manav Rachna Innovation and Incubation Centre attended the live session of the launch in an online manner where the PM launched the much-awaited service. At the event, Bharti Airtel’s chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal said that 5G service will be available in eight key cities from Saturday.
During the Mega rollout of 5G services the PM said that with 5G which is almost 10 times faster, now technology will be available and accessible to all with One-third of the telecom services being 5G by 2030 starting with 13 major cities in first phase. He said the success of Digital India is based on 4 pillars: Cost of device, Digital connectivity, Data cost, Digital-first approach.
Major service providers Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone demonstrated the potential benefits of 5G usage including precision-based farming, high security routers and AI base cyber threat detection platforms, automated guided vehicles, smart ambulances, AR VR in education and skill development, smart-agri programs, health diagnostics and others.
5G will also enable solutions such as e-health, connected vehicles, metaverse experiences, life-saving use cases and advanced mobile cloud computing.