238 Indian cities now have 5G service, according to MoS communications in the legislature
According to Devusinh Chauhan, the Union minister of state for communications, 5G services will be accessible in 238 Indian cities by the end of January 2023.
"Through rollout commitments, the government has created a roadmap to make 5G services available across the nation. According to the licence requirements and the Notice Inviting Application (NIA) dated 15-06-2022 for the spectrum auction, the rollout duties must be completed over a period of five years, in stages "said the minister.
From the 5G spectrum auction, the Department of Telecom has received total bids of Rs. 1.50 lakh crore.
How does 5G vary from the present 3G and 4G services? What is 5G?
The fifth-generation (5G) mobile network is able to send massive amounts of data at extremely fast rates.
The introduction of 5G is also anticipated to advance remote data monitoring in industries like mining, manufacturing, telemedicine, and storage, among others.
The four main players in the spectrum auction were Reliance Jio, Adani Group, Bharti Airtel, and Vodafone Idea.