Pradeep Pattanayak

In what could give an impetus to the telecom sector, the much-awaited 5G network services will be available in Odisha by March 2023. 

While attending a programme in Bhubaneswar, Union Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Sunday said the 5G services will be made available in the state by next year.

As many as eight cities of Odisha will receive 5G network by the end of March, 2023, informed the Minister. 

“In the first phase, eight cities of Odisha will get 5G service. By the end of 2023, around 80 percent of the state will be covered. All the big cities will be covered in phase -1 and the service will be subsequently extended to smaller ones and rural areas,” said Vaishanw.  

The time set for the first phase launching of 5G service is March, 2023.

Worth mentioning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the 5G service on October 1 on the occasion of 6th India Mobile Congress at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. 

In the initial phase, the much-awaited network has been launched in 13 cities like Ahmadabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Gandhinagar, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Jamnagar, Kolkata, Chennai, Lucknow, Pune, Delhi and Mumbai. 

Once launched, users will get service at a speed of 10 times more than that of 4G and 30 times more than that of 3G. 
According to experts, the speed may reach 100 times. Along with it, the users will no longer face downloading issue as 5G would enhance the overall download speed. 

For example, if a certain file takes 56 hours to download in 2G network, two hours in 3G network and 40 minutes in 4G network, it will take only 35 seconds in 5G network. From this it can easily be imagined how fast our digital life is going to be ahead.