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India rings in new era, enters select 5G club


NEW DELHI: India on Saturday took a big leap in the mobile phone sector as the ball prepares to roll for the launch of 5G networks with PM Narendra Modi – who launched services – promises a step forward in economic activities and empowering citizens through a high-speed network that boasts speeds of at least 100 Mbps.
Now India has joined a group of countries that offer 5G phones and these include the US, South Korea, UK, Japan, China and countries across Europe. While Airtel has launched the service in eight cities, Jio will start from Diwali and Vodafone idea are also preparing.

Prime Minister Modi who delivered services at the annual Indian Mobile Congress (IMC) in the presence of industry leaders such as Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh AmbaniAirtel Director Sunil Mittal and Vodafone Idea promoter Kumar Mangalam Birlaargues that 5G – while transformative for industry and businesses – will lead to the empowerment of the poor in rural and semi-urban areas through efficiency in areas such as education and medical.


“Today, 130 Indians are receiving a wonderful gift in the form of 5G from the country and from the telecom industry. 5G is the knock on the door of a new era in the country. It was the beginning of an endless sky of opportunity,” Modi said as he launched the services, though he avoided the practice of making calls to herald the arrival of a new technology.

The prime minister is being seen as one of the key drivers behind the launch of services and has stressed that 5G should emerge through native technologies and network infrastructure. He said the growth of local capacity means that India will lead the way in the launch and population of new telecommunications technologies across countries as the world moves to smart and efficient networking solutions. fruit.
“The new India will not just be a mere consumer of technology, but will play an active role in the development and deployment of that technology. With 5G, India is setting a global standard in telecommunications technology for the first time… India will play a big role in the design of future wireless technology and the manufacturing associated with it.”
In addition to mobile carriers, network companies also welcome this launch. “Nokia is committed to supporting our partners in ushering in the 5G era in India… Our global experience in 5G deployment shows that it will be a powerful driver of economic growth. social and industrial development,” said Sanjay Malik, Nokia’s head of India market. Anku Jain, MD of MediaTek India, says 5G will usher in a new wave of opportunities for businesses, ushering in the next level of growth. “… 5G will revolutionize businesses and industries, enhancing progress, innovation & R&D while improving customer experience,” Jain said.
PM Modi says the evolution of 4G and now new technologies like 5G has been enabled by affordable smartphones as well as some of the lowest mobile prices in the world. Thus, even 5G will have a role not only in urban and affluent India but also in smaller towns and rural India.
“The goal of this vision is to bring that technology to ordinary people,” said Modi. “Today, you go to your local market or vegetable market, even a small street vendor will tell you, not dealing in cash, but through UPI. This shows… (that) when a facility is available, (consumer’s) thinking is also driven,” he said.
The Prime Minister said the adoption of 5G will not be limited to high-speed internet access, but it has the potential to change lives. “5G technology should be used to bring about a revolution in the country.”

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