Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday launch the 5G telephony services, culminating in an era of ultra high-speed internet on mobile phones.
According to a official release, 5G will be launched by the Prime Minister in certain areas on Saturday, and it will gradually cover the entire country in the next couple of years.
By 2035, the cumulative economic impact of 5G on India is expected to reach $450 billion (nearly Rs. 36,61,200 crore).
The fifth generation or 5G service is expected to deliver new economic opportunities and societal benefits, which is positioned as a transformative force for Indian society.
To demonstrate the potential of 5G technology in India, the three major telecom operators in the country will demonstrate one use case each.
Reliance Jio, a billionaire, will send a teacher from a school in Mumbai to students in three different locations in Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Odisha.
According to official sources, this will demonstrate how 5G will improve education by bringing teachers closer to them, obliviating the physical distance between them. It will demonstrate the power of Augmented Reality (AR) on screen, and how it is being used to teach children across the country, remotely, without the need of an AR device.
A girl from Uttar Pradesh will witness a lively and interactive learning experience to learn about the solar system with the help of virtual reality and augmented reality. By appearing on the dias via a hologram, the girl will share her learning experience with the Prime Minister.
Through the creation of a "digital twin" of the dias, the Vodafone Idea test case will demonstrate the safety of workers in an under-construction tunnel of Delhi Metro. The digital twin will also provide safety alerts to people in real-time from a remote location.
Modi will take a live demo from the dias to monitor the work in real-time, using VR and artificial intelligence.
"Narendra Modi''s Prime Minister will launch 5G services in India on October 1, 2022, and he will also inaugurate the sixth edition of India Mobile Congress 2022, which will take place from October 1-4 to 2022, in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi," according to a release.
In education and skill development, augmented reality/virtual reality/mix reality, sewage monitoring system, smart-agri program, and health diagnostics, among other things will be demonstrated in front of the Prime Minister.
5G has a faster speed than 4G, offers lag-free connectivity and has the potential to enable billions of connected devices to share data in real-time.
It will enable seamless coverage, low data rate, and high speed communications, as well as increasing energy efficiency, spectrum efficiency, and network efficiency.
5G technology will assist in bringing billions of Internet of Things devices together, enable higher quality video services with mobility at an all-time high, and provide critical services such as telesurgery and autonomous vehicles.
It will enable in real-time disaster monitoring, precision agriculture, and minimising the role of humans in dangerous industrial operations such as deep mines, offshore operations etc. Unlike existing mobile communications networks, 5G networks will allow tailoring of requirements for each of these different usage cases within the same network.
5G can, alongside powering ultra-low latency connections, which allow downloading full-length high-quality video or movie to a mobile device in a matter of seconds (even in crowded areas). Such as e-health, connected vehicles, more-immersive augmented reality and metaverse experiences, life-saving use cases, and advanced mobile cloud gaming.
"5G can leverage new economic opportunities and societal benefits, allowing it the capacity to be a transformative force for Indian society." It will help the country overcome traditional barriers to development, encourage business advancements, and advance the "Digital India" vision.
India, the world''s second-largest smartphone market after China, has launched 5G services following years of intense preparation.
India''s largest ever telecom spectrum auction had received a record amount of bids, with Mukesh Ambani''s Jio cornering nearly half of all airwaves sold with a Rs. 88,078 crore offer.
Sunil Bharti Mittal, a Telecom executive, made a successful offer of Rs. 43,084 crore, while Vodafone Idea paid Rs. 18,799 crore for spectrum.
Gautam Adani''s group, which had been awarded Rs. 212 crore at the auction for 400 MHz, was built for the 26 GHz band, which is suitable for the creation of a private network for end-to-end communication.
The auction analyzed the need for a robust 5G ecosystem that can handle its use cases involving IoT (Internet of Things), M2M (Machine-to-Machine communication), AI (Artificial Intelligence), Edge Computing, and robotics.
In August 2022, the Right of Way rules were amended, which has included charging permissions to lay cables and build towers, and a ceiling for the installation of 5G small cells and optical fibre cable on street furnishings.
With the help of IITs, IISc Bengaluru, and SAMEER, the Department of Telecom has established a 5G testbed. In 2018, this technology will be expanded.
The official release said that a 5G hackathon was started in 2020 to enact startup design and prototyping of use-cases and has helped to enthuse innovative products.
Since 2021, an inter-ministerial committee on 5G use cases has been formed, in collaboration with 12 central ministries, making the use of 5G use case labs possible. Consultations with the industry have been held, which has enabled the 5G ecosystem to make handsets available.
C-DOT is also developing a 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) in collaboration with local governments and startups. 4G Core has already been tested in collaboration with TCS and Tejas Networks.
"All these efforts will help in responding to the Prime Minister''s clarification request on "Jai Anusandhan." India''s manufacturing and Telecom industry is playing a key role, bringing domestic 5G enterprise carrier grade stacks as well as innovative 5G use-cases.