5G, shorthand for fifth-generation, is a new worldwide frequency for telecommunications that replaces the 4G networks, which connect most devices. The fifth-generation networking offers greater multi-Gbps bandwidth, network connectivity, and more stability than previous-generation wireless services.
Users may also see use scenarios for AR/VR, AI, and high-speed internet over the connection. Countries such as the United States, South Korea, Europe, and China already had expanded into the 5G rollouts. The rollout of 5G in India is well underway.
The Indian government has authorized 5G spectrum bids, which indicates that 5G services will be available sooner rather than later. It is a widely accepted claim that the 5G network will be 10 times faster than the existing 4G network. However, don’t anticipate the network to be available across the country right away. 5G networks will require time to build and will only be offered in a few places at first.
Which Cities in India Will Have the 5G Network First?
According to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), the 5G network would initially be available in 13 major Indian cities. Ahmedabad, Jamnagar, and Gandhinagar in the state of Gujarat, Bengaluru in Karnataka, Hyderabad in Telangana, Pune in Maharashtra, Lucknow in UP, Chandigarh, Gurugram, and the four Metro cities Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai, are among them. There’s really presently no information as to which cellular network or provider would be the first to offer 5G connectivity.
The government has stated that 72GHz of the spectrum would be auctioned off in many frequencies, including 600 MHz, 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2300 MHz, 3300 MHz, and 26 GHz.
When Will 5G Network Be Available in India?
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has said that 5G services would be available soon. Jio, Airtel, and Vi, on the other hand, have already been trying for a long time to establish a network in the nation that can effectively link everybody collectively, comprising computers, things, and gadgets such as 5G enabled smartphones, an actual fact.
It was earlier believed that the 5G India launch may begin on August 15, however, this does not appear to be the case. Considering the prevailing scenario, the operational launch of 5G is expected sometime around March 2023. Union Communications Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said on June 15 at the Viva Technology 2022 event that India would have full-fledged 5G connectivity by early 2023.
In an interview, Vaishnaw stated that the 5G spectrum bidding will be concluded by the end of July. He also commented that telecom is the key source of digital consumption, and it is critical to introduce trustworthy solutions in telecom.
Please keep in mind that 5G will not be available to everybody at first, but will progressively become accessible throughout India. Do not however assume 5G to cover every part of the country in a matter of weeks. It may take years for the latest technology to connect everybody, as we’ve already seen with 4G. 4G is ready for field deployment, 5G is available in the test, and 5G will indeed be ready for field deployment in 2023.