New Delhi [India], August 25: India is all geared up to roll out 5G services in India by October 12.
The announcement of the same was made by Union Communications, Electronics and Information Technology Minister, Ashwini Vaishnaw.
While adressing the media, Ashwini Vaishnaw said 5G services will be scaled up after launch and should reach every part of the country in the next two to three years.
He also said in a statement that, "We are planning to roll out 5G services rapidly. The telecom operators are working in that regard and installations are being done. Hopefully, we should be launching 5G services by October 12 and then would further scale up in cities and towns. Our expectations are that 5G should reach every part of the country in the next two to three years. We will ensure that it remains affordable. The industry is focusing on both urban as well as rural areas.”
Meanwhile, the Centre had launched the 5G application form on the Gati Shakti sanchar portal.
The Minister also stated that portal is common for all states.
Earlier also government issued specturum allocation letters to the telecom services.
In a major update, India finally entered the final stage of rolling out high-speed 5G telecom services.
Meanwhile, while adressing the nation on Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also stated that India's "techade" is here as the government is focusing on technologies such as 5G, semiconductor manufacturing and optical fibre cables.
"India's techade is here! With 5G, semiconductor manufacturing and OFCs in villages, we are bringing a revolution through Digital India to the grassroots level," he said at Red Fort.
5G is the fifth-generation mobile network which is about 10 times faster than 4G.