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PM Modi launches 5G internet in India: 13 cities to get the services in the first phase

PM Modi launched the 5G network at the Indian Mobile Congress 2022 and announced that 13 cities will receive the 5G services in the first phase. 4 cities- Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai will be receiving the 5G speed by today itself, but in selected areas.

Saumya Nigam Written By: Saumya Nigam @snigam04 Noida Updated on: October 04, 2022 16:24 IST
PM Modi launched 5G internet in India
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PM Modi has inaugurated the 6th India Mobile Congress, which is taking place in New Delhi and has officially launched the 5G internet services in the country along with three leading telecom operators of India- Airtel, Reliance Jio and Vodafone-Idea demonstrated the 5G internet connection at the live launch event. ALSO READ: Digital India has given every citizen a space: PM Modi at 5G services launch

Which cities will receive the 5G services in the first phase?

There are 13 cities which will get the 5G services in the first phase:

  1. Delhi 
  2. Gurugram
  3. Mumbai 
  4. Pune
  5. Kolkata
  6. Lucknow
  7. Bengaluru
  8. Chandigarh
  9. Ahmedabad
  10. Gandhinagar
  11. Chennai
  12. Hyderabad
  13. Jamnagar

4 cities including Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, and Mumbai will receive the 5G speed by today itself, but in selected areas. The 5G internet connection is expected to be 10 times faster than the 4G internet. 

When will the entire country get the 5G services?

It has been stated that the overall rollout will take some months to reach the entire nation and telecom service providers are already working on it.

What is the strength of 5G?

5G technology is the latest and the fastest internet technology, which claims to provide high data rate, seamless coverage, highly reliable communications and low latency during internet usage. It will further increase energy efficiency, network efficiency and spectrum efficiency, an official release claimed.

What will be the charges for 5G services?

The price of 5G internet services is expected to be nearly around the 4G network tariffs.

Reliance, Vodaphone Idea, Airtel and the Adani group were the major bidders for the 5G spectrum auction which took place earlier this year, with the highest bids- around Rs 1.50 lakh crore for the 5G spectrum.

Akash Ambani, Chairman at Reliance Jio gave a demo to PM Modi who wore the AI-powered glasses during the launch. The PM was demonstrated with the blazing fast speed of the new 5G internet and is expected to revolutionize internet speed across the world. Mukesh Ambani said that Reliance Jio will offer the most affordable rates for 5G services by December 2023. ALSO READ: Prime Minister to launch 5G services in India at 6th India Mobile Congress 2022: All you need to know

Reliance Jio has claimed that India will be the fastest country to adopt the 5G internet and the telecom giant further said that they will extend 5G coverage across the country by 2023.

On the other hand, Airtel stated that they will provide full coverage of 5G by 2024.

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