PM Modi Launches 5G Services: People Laughed at the Idea of Becoming 'Aatmanirbhar', Says PM; 'Jio to Cover Entire India in 2023'

Capable of supporting ultra-high-speed internet, the fifth generation or 5G service is expected to unleash new economic opportunities and societal benefits, serving as a transformational force for Indian society

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Last Updated: October 01, 2022, 23:33 IST

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the 5G telephony services in the country, ushering in an era of ultra high-speed internet on mobile phones. The Prime Minister launched the 5G services in select cities at the IMC 2022 conference. The services will progressively cover the entire country over the next couple of years. Capable of supporting ultra-high-speed internet, the fifth generation or 5G service is expected to unleash new Read More

Oct 01, 2022 19:57 IST

5G Will Help UP Become 1 Trillion Dollar Economy: UP CM Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that 5G will lead to a qualitative improvement in the pace of work and will help UP become a 1 trillion dollar economy. Addressing a programme virtually at the launch of 5G mobile service by Bharti Airtel in Varanasi, the PM’s parliamentary constituency, Adityanath said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started a new era of communication revolution in the country.

Oct 01, 2022 19:02 IST

WATCH | PM Modi Gets a Demo From Jio Chairman Akash Ambani at 5G Launch

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was seen getting a demonstration of 5G devices by Jio chairman Akash Ambani at the Indian Mobile Congress in Delhi’s Pragati Maidan where 5G services were launched on Saturday. READ MORE

Oct 01, 2022 17:50 IST

5G Launched In India: While You Wait For 5G On Your Phones, Delhi's IGI Airport Gets 5G Services

5G has finally launched in India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services in the country during the ongoing Indian Mobile Congress (IMC) 2022 in New Delhi. While 5G services are starting to roll out now, Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport became 5G-ready slightly earlier. The IGI Airport in Delhi is the first 5G-ready airport in India and got 5G capabilities a couple of days before 5G launch. READ MORE

Oct 01, 2022 17:38 IST

India May Have Started A Little Late But We Will Finish 1st: Mukesh Ambani Promises Jio 5G Availability Across India By December 2023

Reliance Industries chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani announced at the India Mobile Congress 2022 in New Delhi that Reliance Jio will launch 5G services across all corners of the country by the end of 2023. READ MORE

Oct 01, 2022 16:56 IST

Airtel Becomes First Company To Launch 5G Services In India: 8 Cities To Get Airtel 5G Starting Today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched 5G services in the country after a long wait. 5G services will start rolling out to users in India starting today. Leading telecom operator Airtel has announced that it will start rolling out its 5G services in 8 regions. READ MORE

Oct 01, 2022 16:44 IST

5G Launch: From Device Price to Data Cost, We Focussed on 4 Pillars, Says PM Modi, Promises 'Internet for All'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi ushered India into the 5G era on Saturday with the launch of 5G telephony services in the country at the India Mobile Conference 2022. Available in select cities initially, the ultra-high-speed internet on mobile phones will progressively expand to the entire country over the next few years. READ MORE

Oct 01, 2022 16:27 IST

A Giant Leap Towards Digital India: Amit Shah Hails Launch of 5G Services

Union Home Minister Amit Shah hailed the launch of 5G services in India by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as “A giant leap towards Digital India.” “The launch of 5G services by PM Narendra Modi Ji will take connectivity in India to the next level. With limitless possibilities & myriad benefits, 5G will serve as a major transformative force and form the bedrock for economic opportunities,” he said in a tweet.

Oct 01, 2022 15:50 IST

Voda Idea Says its 5G Rollout Journey Will Begin Soon

Vodafone Idea, the country’s struggling third telecom player, plans to begin the journey to roll out 5G services, matching rivals Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel, but the firm has offered no specific timeline for the launch or coverage of the ultra high-speed internet services.

Oct 01, 2022 14:45 IST

Airtel Announces Launch of 5G Service in 8 Cities

Bharti Airtel’s 5G service will be available in eight cities from Saturday, its chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal said at India Mobile Congress. With this, Bharti Airtel has become the first company to launch 5G services in the country. “When you (Prime Minister) will launch 5G today. 5G from Airtel will be available in 8 cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi, Bangalore and other cities,” Mittal said. He also said that Airtel will roll out 5G services in several cities across the country by March 2023 and across India by March 2024. According to a senior company official, the 5G services are also being launched in Chennai, Hyderabad and Siliguri.

Oct 01, 2022 14:31 IST

Grateful to PM Modi for Connecting Country and Kashi with 5G: CM Yogi

We are grateful to PM Modi for connecting the country and Kashi with 5G services: CM Yogi Adityanath at the inauguration of 5G Services and India Mobile Congress

Oct 01, 2022 13:32 IST

India Will Emerge as Leader in 5G, Says Ashwini Vaishnaw on 'Golden' Day in Telecom History

Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Saturday said India will soon emerge as the leader in the 5G technology space. In his address at the India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2022 exhibition – inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi – Vaishnaw said today would be marked in history of telecom in golden letters. PM Modi also launched 5G services while inaugurating the IMC 2022 in the national capital. The new technology is expected to provide seamless coverage, high data rate, low latency and highly reliable communications. READ MORE

Oct 01, 2022 13:24 IST

PM Modi Launches 5G Services, Calls it Dawn of New Era

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the 5G telephony services that promise to provide ultra high-speed internet on mobile phones, saying it marks the beginning of a new era and presents a sea of opportunities. The Prime Minister launched 5G services in select cities at the India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2022 conference. The services will progressively cover the entire country over the next couple of years. “5G marks the dawn of a new era and presents a sea of opportunities,” he said. While the nation was dependent on foreign countries for technology for 2G, 3G and 4G telecom services, India has created history with 5G, he said.

Oct 01, 2022 13:22 IST

5G will Open New Avenues in Manufacturing, Healthcare & Other Sectors: SP Kochhar, DG, COAI

5G will open new avenues for each sector from manufacturing, healthcare, and augmented entertainment to even smart city projects by integrating with new-age technologies like IoT, M2M learning, drones, AI, and big data analytics: Lt Gen Dr SP Kochhar, DG, COAI

Oct 01, 2022 13:21 IST

Telecom Operators Geared to Provide High-speed Services: Cellular Operators Association of India

Honoured and thankful to our PM for launching the first 5G services at IMC 2022. We’re excited about the long-awaited 5G launch in India. Telecom operators are geared up to provide high-speed services that are poised to transform consumer experience: Cellular Operators Association of India

Oct 01, 2022 13:08 IST

5G Launch: From Device Price to Data Cost, We Focussed on 4 Pillars, Says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi ushered India into the 5G era on Saturday with the launch of 5G telephony services in the country at the India Mobile Conference 2022. Available in select cities initially, the ultra-high-speed internet on mobile phones will progressively expand to the entire country over the next few years. Hailing the momentous occasion as a historic day for the country, PM Modi said the government focussed on four pillars. “First, the price of the device. Second, digital connectivity. Third, the cost of data. Fourth, and most important, the idea of ‘digital first’,” Modi said, adding that his government is working on “internet for all”. READ MORE

Oct 01, 2022 13:06 IST

People Laughed at the Idea of Becoming 'Aatmanirbhar' But it has been Done: PM Modi

Oct 01, 2022 12:51 IST

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Watch: PM Modi Drives Car in Sweden from India Remotely Using 5G Connected Technology

As India gets ready to welcome 5G technology, one of the biggest beneficiaries of this tech will be the automotive industry. The application of the 5G network will help cars not only connect to the internet but, in theory, also connect with other vehicles and 5G-enabled infrastructure. Additionally, 5G can also allow users to operate cars remotely if they have the required systems in place. Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi experienced several 5G use cases first-hand in Delhi at India Mobile Congress. One of the experiences had by PM Modi included driving a car in Sweden remotely, from Delhi itself.

Oct 01, 2022 12:34 IST

With Developments in Technology & Telecom, India will Lead Industry 4.0 Revolution: PM Modi

Oct 01, 2022 12:29 IST

5G an Acronym for 5 Goals That Can Make India Intelligence Capital of the World: Mukesh Ambani

5G is much more than the next generation of connectivity and is, in fact, the key to unlocking the full potential of 21st Century technologies like artificial intelligence and Metaverse, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani said at the India Mobile Congress 2022 on Saturday, shortly before Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G mobile telephony services in the country. “5G is much more than the next generation of connectivity technology. To my mind, it is foundational technology that unlocks full potential of other 21st Century technologies like artificial intelligence, internet of things, robotics, Blockchain and Metaverse,” Mukesh Ambani said. READ MORE

economic opportunities and societal benefits, serving as a transformational force for Indian society. After the launch, all the three major telecom operators demonstrated one use case to show the potential of 5G technology in India.

He also inaugurated the India Mobile Congress 2022 exhibition ahead of the formal launch of 5G mobile telephony services in India. After inaugurating the exhibition at Pragati Maidan here, he went around pavilions set up by different telecom operators and technology providers to get a first-hand experience of what 5G can do. He started with Reliance Jio’s stalls, where he witnessed the ‘True 5G’ devices displayed and experienced the use case through Jio Glass. Flanked by Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw and billionaires Mukesh Ambani of Reliance, Sunil Bharti Mittal of Bharti Airtel and Kumar Mangalam Birla of Vodafone Idea, he spent time understanding the indigenous development of end-to-end 5G technology.

The cumulative economic impact of 5G on India is estimated to reach USD 450 billion by 2035. Capable of supporting ultra-high-speed internet, the fifth generation or 5G service is expected to unleash new economic opportunities and societal benefits, serving as a transformational force for Indian society.

The three major telecom operators of the country will demonstrate one use case each in front of the Prime Minister to show the potential of 5G technology in India. Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio will connect a teacher from a school in Mumbai with students in three different locations in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Odisha.

This, according to official sources, will demonstrate how 5G will facilitate education by bringing teachers closer to students, obliviating the physical distance between them. It will demonstrate the power of Augmented Reality (AR) on screen and how that is being used to teach children across the country, remotely, without the need of an AR device.

In the Airtel demo, a girl from Uttar Pradesh will witness a lively and immersive education experience to learn about the solar system with the help of virtual reality and augmented reality. The girl will share her experience of learning with the Prime Minister by appearing on the dias through a hologram.

The Vodafone Idea test case will demonstrate the safety of workers in an under-construction tunnel of Delhi Metro through the creation of a ‘digital twin’ of the tunnel on the dias. The digital twin will help give safety alerts to workers in real-time from a remote location. Modi will take a live demo from the dias to monitor the work in real-time through utilising VR and artificial intelligence.

“Prime Minister, Narendra Modi will launch 5G services in India on October 1, 2022, and also inaugurate the 6th Edition of India Mobile Congress 2022 to be held from October 1-4, 2022, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi,” the release added.

The various use cases that will be demonstrated in front of the Prime Minister in the exhibition include precision drone-based farming; high-security routers and AI-based cyber threat detection platforms; automated guided vehicles; smart ambulances; augmented reality/virtual reality /mix reality in education and skill development; sewage monitoring system; smart-agri programme and health diagnostics, among others.

5G offers speed multiple times faster than 4G, supports lag-free connectivity, and can enable billions of connected devices to share data in real-time. It will help in providing seamless coverage, high data rate, low latency, and highly reliable communications. Also, it will increase energy efficiency, spectrum efficiency and network efficiency. 5G technology will help in connecting billions of Internet of Things devices, allow higher quality video services with mobility at high speed, delivery of critical services such as telesurgery and autonomous cars, among others.

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