The government intends to launch 5G telecom services in India very soon, and Ashwini Vaishnaw, the union minister for electronics and information technology, stated at a Sunday event that the goal will be to have them available nationwide within two years.
By October, India will begin rolling out 5G services, according to a previous statement by the ministry.
In the middle of August, the government asked telecom service providers to get ready for the launch of 5G services by sending them letters allocating spectrum.
India is in the final stages of bringing out high-speed 5G communication services thanks to this spectrum allocation.
By this year’s Diwali, Reliance Jio will introduce high-speed 5G telecom services in a number of significant cities, including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai. By December 2023, which is just over 18 months from now, it plans to extend its 5G network to every town, tehsil, and taluka in the nation.
How does 5G differ from the current 3G and 4G services? What is 5G?
The fifth-generation (5G) mobile network is able to send massive amounts of data at extremely fast rates.
The introduction of 5G is also anticipated to advance remote data monitoring in industries like mining, manufacturing, telemedicine, and storage, among others.
Who were the auction participants?
The four main players in the spectrum auction are Reliance Jio, Adani Group, Bharti Airtel, and Vodafone Idea.
From the recently finished auction, the Department of Telecom received total bids worth Rs. 1.50 lakh crore.
– The auction’s revenue was initially projected to be between Rs 80,000 and Rs 90,000 crore.
– 5G services should be roughly ten times quicker than 4G.
By the end of 2022, it’s anticipated that various cities in the county will offer high-speed 5G telecom services.
The Adani Group enters the telecom industry:
– The Gautam Adani-led Adani group recently entered the telecom industry, and this was their first time competing in the 5G telecom spectrum auction.
How much money did the government bring in from the sale?