Last Saturday, on 1st October 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the exhibition of India Mobile Congress (IMC), which will be followed by the 5G launch in India by Diwali. Some of the biggest telecom operator’s leaders like Ambani of Reliance, Sunil Mittal of Airtel and Kumar Mangalam of Vodafone Idea accompanied PM Modi at the event held in New Delhi. Certain cities are chosen as 5G cities in India for the 5G launch. To know more about 5G in India, especially what will be the 5G speed in India, the major economical difference between 5G vs 4G and the major leaders of the revolution, keep reading.
What Is 5G? 5G Speed In India
5G is the next upgraded generation of telephonic connectivity. The 5G speed in India is expected to be ten times faster than the current 4G. Other than that, 5G in India is also proposed to provide seamless network coverage, a high data rate with low latency and a highly reliable communication system.
5G Launch In India
Expected to be rolling out by the end of October, the 5G launch in India was experienced before its official launch by PM Modi, as he studied the stalls set by various telecom operators about 5G in India, at the IMC exhibit. The PM experienced ‘True 5G devices’ through Jio Glass and other use case devices.
5G Cities In India
The 5G launch in India is all set to be done in its initial phase in 13 cities by the end of Diwali. Bharti Airtel chairman, Sunil Mittal, announced in the IMC that Airtel alone will be launching 5G services in 8 cities, including 4 metropolitan cities.
The 5G cities in India are as follows- Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Pune, Gurugram, Hyderabad and Jamnagar.
5G In India
The two main leaders bringing the 5G revolution in India are having cutthroat competition in the market. Let us take a brief look at what both of them are offering.
- Airtel 5G
With a promise of covering the entire nation with 5G service by the end of 2024, Airtel has a plan to upgrade its customers’ sims without having to change them physically.
- JIO 5G
Having acquired an extra and expensive 700 MHz band, Jio is ahead in the race in terms of coverage, capacity and speed combined with its 3.5 GHz and 26 GHz mmWave bands.
5G Vs 4G
Some of the notable positive differences between 5G Vs 4G services are in their speed, latency and coverage. While 4G has an upload speed of about 500 Mbps, 5G provides an upload rate of 1.25 Gbps. Apart from that, the download speed of 5G is more than double of 4G, from 1 Gbps to 2.5 Gbps. And, while the latency of 4G technology rages in 50 to 60 ms, 5g cuts it down to about 1 ms, providing almost nill buffering time.
With no immediate plans of revising the tariff plan, Ashwini Vaishnaw, the Union Electronics and Information Technology Minister said that the 5G tariff plans will be in accordance with the current 4G and customers need not be worried about it.
This sub-6GHz network–5G is about to bring an industry revolution 4.0 in India’s telecommunications history. With the 5G launch in India, it will be paving the way to explore the indigenous development of end-to-end technologies apart from bringing a positive change in the field of online education, mining, telemedicine and warehousing.
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