The much-awaited 5G network service 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, most likely by March in the big cities.
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.
In the top four metros, consumers should be able to experience 5G in early October (according to Airtel) to late October (according to Reliance Jio), with Airtel planning to take 5G to eight cities this month.
Vodafone Idea (Vi) on Saturday switched on its live 5G network here as Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the first call, using the 'Vi 5G Digital Twin' technology, to interact with the construction workers.
Union Minister for Communications, Electronics and Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw said there would be hardly any radiation in 5G.
The Group's broader strategy to digitally integrate its current and future businesses includes linking its Data Centres through a network of submarine and terrestrial cables, building the largest industrial operations cloud in the world, developing the super app to offer a suite of services across its consumer base of 400 million, and establishing a world-class AI centre of excellence.
Giving a thrust on domestic manufacturing, Modi also said that mobile manufacturing units have increased from just two in 2014 to more than 200 in the country.
It is expected that an auction for 5G spectrum would be conducted within the next two months and the formal launch of the service later this year - possibly around Independence Day.
Airtel is also spearheading the O-RAN Alliance initiatives in India to build 5G solutions and has announced partnerships with Tata Group, Qualcomm, Intel, Mavenir and Altiostar.
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