Modi launches 5G mobile internet services in India
India today ushered in the era of 5G telecommunications as Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the long-awaited services at a telecom ministry event in New Delhi.
5G services will be available in 13 cities to start by October 24 and will cover the whole country gradually over the next two years, reports our correspondent in New Delhi.
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The thirteen cities include Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jamnagar, Kolkata, Lucknow, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune. Today’s launch of 5G services will take place in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata.
Modi launched the 5G service during the sixth edition of India Mobile Congress 2022, which will be held from October 1 to 4, at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.
Recently, 5G spectrum auction was successfully conducted and 51,236 MHz was allocated to telecom service providers, with the Indian government securing a gross revenue of Rs 1.50,173 crores.
The cumulative economic impact of 5G on India is expected to reach $450 billion by 2035, according to the telecom ministry.
5G can unlock new economic opportunities and societal benefits, giving it the potential to be a transformative force for Indian society, the ministry said.