During the Indian Mobile Congress, 5G services were launched in India on October 1st. There has been a lot of uncertainty about when individuals will be able to begin using 5G services in the country. In order to speed up the process, the government of India has pushed smartphone manufacturers like Apple, Samsung, and others to bring updates to support 5G on their devices in India.
Airtel and Reliance Jio have announced that their 5G service would be available to users in several regions. While the services have begun rolling out in several cities, users aren''t being able to use 5G on their smartphones because they don''t have the software support to begin using 5G services yet. It must be noted that even if you have a 5G phone, an OTA update from the manufacturer will allow you to use 5G in India.
In India, no 5G is used for the most recent iPhone 14 series.
Apple has been busy with the introduction of 5G updates to iPhones, according to an Airtels website. On the one hand, more than 36 models of Chinas Xiaomi and Vivo were shown as ready to use with Airtels 5G services.
According to the press, top bureaucrats from India''s telecom and IT departments will organize a meeting on Wednesday for the early implementation of 5G. According to the reports, the government is asking executives from major telecom companies like Apple, Samsung, Vivo, and Xiaomi to be present at the meeting. Executives from major telecom companies like Airtel, Jio, and Vi will also be a part of the gathering.
According to a report, the agenda of the meeting will consist of discussions to prioritize and release software that supports 5G. Apple, Samsung, Vivo, Xiaomi, and Airtel, Reliance Jio, and Vi did not respond to a request for a comment. The government''s IT and telecom departments also did not respond to Reuters'' request for a comment.
Apple testing support for Airtel 5G on iPhones in India, according to the Airtel CTO.
5G services are now available in India, but here''s why you shouldn''t get anxious just yet.
India''s 5G download speeds are over 500Mbps on test networks, according to Ookla.
Apple is currently testing and testing different 5G offerings from network providers in India, according to a Reuters source. Earlier, Airtels CTO Randeep Sekhon had also stated that Apple is developing support for 5G services in India, and users will soon be able to use 5G in supported devices.
A source in the Reuters report claims that while telecom operators and smartphone companies are negotiating over the delivery of 5G services, resolution issues between the specific 5G technology of telecom firms in India and phone software is in a rush.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services in India on October 1st, during the first day of the Indian Mobile Congress (IMC) 2022. Airtel announced the launch of its 5G services on the same day, while Reliance Jio launched its 5G services a few days later.