At the 6th edition of India Mobile Congress in New Delhi, Prime Minister Of India, Narendra Modi will officially launch 5G in India tomorrow. Modi will deliver his speech at 10 am at Pragati Maidan, which will also commence the 4th day event. The IMC is returning to an on-ground event after the Covid-19 setback, and this year’s theme is ‘New Digital Universe’.
Narendra Modi will be joined by top industry leaders like Reliance’s Mukesh Ambani, Airtel’s Sunil Mittal and Vi’s India head Ravinder Takkar on the stage during the 5G announcement. The leaders might release the 5G launch date in the country, and details about prices and 5G plans will be shared sometime later.
Modi said that the connectivity option would offer ten times faster speeds than existing 4G. Indian villages would get access to optical fibre, and soon the internet would reach the remotes part of the country. 5G technology will offer seamless coverage, high data rate, low latency and highly reliable communications. It will increase the efficiency of energy, spectrum efficiency and network efficiency.
IMC 2022 will have a wide variety of panels and booths to cover topics around 5G. The IMC under the company Mobipro Innovation Pvt Ltd is the largest telecom, media and technology forum in Asia, jointly organised by the Department of Telecommunications and the Cellular Operators Association of India.
In September, Electronics and Information Technology minister Ashwini Viashnaw said that 5G would introduce the fastest internet service in India this month that will reach more cities in India and towns by the end of 2022. The services will progress to expand next year. Reliance Jio had also said its 5G services would be available in at least 4 cities within the coming Diwali season.