Launch of 5G services in India: According to a recent report, 5G services are expected to be officially launched in India at the inauguration of India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2022 on 29th September.
Report Reveals: 5G Services Will Launch In India On This Day, Not August 15, Price Hints Also
India 5G Services Launch: Everyone is eagerly waiting for the launch of 5G services. Some reports were saying that the 5G service will be launched in India on August 15, but according to the latest report, the 5G service will be officially launched in India on September 29 at the inauguration of India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2022. Hope.
MySmartPrice said in its report that government officials spoke to English daily The Hindu Businessline on condition of anonymity. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech from the Red Fort on India’s 75th Independence Day (15 August 2022) was to formally launch 5G services in India.
The auction has earned more than 1.5 lakh crores
India’s spectrum auction for 5G saw a record turnaround, which can be gauged from the fact that the Indian government spent a total of Rs. Earned more than 1.5 lakh crores. Along with existing players Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea, now Adani Data Network has also joined the private telecom industry.
Speaking at a roundtable on India’s opportunities with 5G technology in Mumbai on July 30, ahead of the last day of auctions, Union Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said that 5G services will be offered only once or twice in the country. The first phase of rollout and availability will be shown by October this year before a year-long wide rollout across India.
First service will start in these cities
Airtel and Jio were the biggest spectrum acquirers and spenders in the government’s 5G auction and are expected to start deploying 5G services to consumers and enterprises along with other telcos by October. The first phase will cover 13 cities including metro markets like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and others.
How much will the 5G plan cost?
As far as the pricing of 5G services is concerned, Vaishnav suggested that the price of 5G data plans will be competitive in the same way that 4G services are affordable in India. During his speech at the Round Table Conference, Vaishnav pointed out that globally, the cost of 4G services in India is Rs. 2,000, while the cost of telecom services in India ranges between Rs. is less than 200. With the rollout of 5G, similar pricing can be expected.
Airtel to launch 5G services in India this month
Telecom companies mostly follow such a timeline. Earlier this week, a press statement by Bharti Airtel announced a new agreement with Samsung and an extension of the already existing agreements with Nokia and Ericsson for 5G radio access networks in the country. During the announcement, an Airtel spokesperson said that the telco will start rolling out 5G services in India this month.