Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch 5G Services in India on October 01, 2022 and also inaugurate the 6th Edition of India Mobile Congress 2022 (IMC-2022) to be held from October 1-4, 2022, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
The 5G to be launched by the Prime Minister in select cities will progressively cover the entire country over the next couple of years, Prime Minister’s office said in a news statement.
India has recently conducted 5G spectrum auctions and 51,236 MHz was allocated to telecom service providers with a gross revenue of Rs 150,173 crore. The spectrum auction aggregated the demand for a robust 5G ecosystem that can cater to its use cases involving IoT, M2M, AI, Edge Computing, Robotics, etc.
The cumulative economic impact of 5G on India is expected to reach $450 billion by 2035.
Indian telecom operators: Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel have already revealed their 5G plans for the country.
DoT has amended Right of Way (RoW) Rules 2016 in August 2022 to support the roll out of 5G network. RoW permissions have become more reasonable. The government has also fixed a ceiling for RoW charges for installation of 5G small cells and optical fibre cable on street furniture.
C-DOT has developed an indigenous 5G Non-Stand Alone (NSA) core. C-DOT is also developing 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) in collaboration with local industry and start-ups. C-DOT has already tested its 4G Core in collaboration with TCS and Tejas Networks.