At the India Mobile Congress (IMC-2022) in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi launched 5G services, as announced. Mukesh Ambani, Chairman, Reliance, Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman, Bharti Enterprise and Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman, Aditya Birla Group thanked the PM for his vision and leadership for a generational leap in technology.
Airtel today confirmed that its 5G services will roll out starting today in 8 cities. Vi (Vodafone Idea) said that it will soon begin the 5G rollout journey, without giving any details. Jio already confirmed 5G roll out in multiple key cities by Diwali.
Today, Mukesh Ambani in his speech said that he want to reiterate Jio’s commitment to deliver 5G to every town, every taluka, and
every tehsil of the country by December 2023. Most of Jio’s 5G is developed in India, and hence carries the stamp of Atmanirbhar Bharat, he added.
The three major telecom operators of the country, Jio, Airtel and Vi demonstrated one use case each in front of the Prime Minister to show the potential of 5G technology in India.
PM @narendramodi launches 5G services in India🇮🇳
🔹5G technology will provide seamless coverage, high data rate, low latency, and highly reliable communications.
— Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (@MIB_India) October 1, 2022
The Prime Minister said that today is a special day for the fast-developing India of the 21st century. In his speech, he said:
Today, 130 crore Indians are getting a wonderful gift in the form of 5G from the country and from the telecom industry of the country. 5G is a knock on the doors of a new era in the country.
5G is the beginning of an infinite sky of opportunities. I congratulate every Indian for this. New India will not remain a mere consumer of technology, but India will play an active role in the development and implementation of that technology. India will play a big role in designing the future wireless technology, and manufacturing related to it.
India was dependent on other countries for 2G, 3G and 4G technologies. But with 5G, India has created a new history. With 5G, India is setting a global standard in telecom technology for the first time.