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5G to launch 'very soon', govt aims for pan-India coverage in 2 years

By Shgun S -- September 25th 2022 01:03 PM

New Delhi, September 25: 5G telecom services will be launched in India very soon, with the government's goal of covering the entire country in two years, said Union Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Sunday.

According to the minister, India is preparing to launch 5G services by October. In mid-August, the government sent spectrum allocation letters to telecom service providers, instructing them to prepare for the rollout of 5G services.

With this spectrum allotment, India is in the final stage of rolling out high-speed 5G telecom services.

Reliance Jio has previously said that it will launch high-speed 5G telecom services in various key cities this year, including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai, before Diwali. As a result, it plans to expand its 5G network to every town, tehsil, and taluka in the country by December 2023, which is roughly 18 months away.

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5G network

5G is a fifth-generation mobile network capable of transferring huge amounts of data at high speeds.

In comparison to 3G and 4G, 5G has very low latency, which will improve user experiences in a variety of industries. Low latency refers to the ability to process a large amount of data messages with minimal delay.

The 5G rollout is also projected to accelerate progress in remote data monitoring in industries like mining, warehousing, telemedicine, and manufacturing, among others.

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