5G service to commence in 20-25 Indian cities, towns by late 2022: IT Minister

5G service will start in 20-25 Indian cities, villages by the end of 2022: IT Minister

Pointing out that data prices in India are around $ 2, compared to the global average of $ 25, Union Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said lower prices would continue at 5G.

Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Saturday said 5G deployments would start in 20-25 cities and towns by the end of the year, and indicated that India, with its data rates much lower than the world average, would continue to benchmark as new resources became available. issued.

5G deployment will begin from August-September, said Mr Vaishnaw.

The minister said India was building 4G and 5G stacks, and would strengthen its position as a trusted global resource, in digital networks.

Speaking at the event, Mr. Vaishnaw said nations are committed to choosing products and technology 4G and 5G developed by India.

To address the issue of unsolicited telephone calls, a “significant” rule is in place, which will cause the caller’s KYC-identity name to be displayed, when someone calls, the minister is notified.

On 5G services, he said: “I can confidently say that 5G deployment will start in at least 20-25 cities and towns by the end of the year.”

Price of 5G

Asked about the price of 5G services, Mr. Vaishnaw noted that even today the value of data in India is almost $ 2, compared with the global average of $ 25.

“We are already very low in the world, at least by a factor of 10x. The same trend will be found elsewhere,” he said. As India prepares to deliver 5G services, it has also introduced 4G and 5G technology stacks.

Explaining India’s determination to match global success in 4G and 5G, as well as technological leadership in 6G, the Minister said the world was aware of the country’s progress, and showed great interest in developing traditional technologies.

“The telecom network that supports mobile phones should be a reliable network. India’s reputation is high on the list of reliable network providers. If India develops technology, the whole world is interested in them,” he said.

It is fair to say that 5G services will bring faster speeds – about 10 times faster than 4G – and bring in new year offerings and business models.

5G spectrum auction

The government will be auctioning off R4.3 lakh crore airwaves capable of providing fifth-generation or 5G telecommunications services, including high-speed internet, and has agreed to set up 5G networks closed by technology companies.

Up to 72 GHz of spectrum will be blocked during the 5G auction, which will start on July 26, 2022.

On the issue of unsolicited calls, Vaishnaw said the new regulation would allow the name of the KYC (as provided in the mobile SIM app) to be displayed, when someone calls. The consultation process in this regard is ongoing.

“Once the stakeholder consultation process is complete, this will be used nationwide,” he said. Vaishnaw.

At a slow speed

In a question about the slow download speed for customers, the minister pointed out that the average data usage of India at 18 GB per month, exceeds the global average of 11 GB per month.

“India’s data usage is more than what is seen in most developed countries. More investment is needed in infrastructure. Large infrastructure investments are important behind data rates, declining calls, call quality,” he said.

The reforms in the telecommunications sector announced in September last year have brought stability to the industry, the minister noted.

Mr. Vaishnaw went on to say that in places like Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai and other cities, the installation of towers is often difficult as people reject mobile towers. Electro-Magnetic Field (EMF) radiation systems in India are much stronger than international restrictions, he said and confirmed that there is no reason to worry about this feature.


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