PM Narendra Modi Launches 5G Services in India

PM Narendra Modi launched 5G services across select Indian cities on Saturday at an India Mobile Congress event held in New Delhi. His announcement was attended by telecom leaders.

Reliance Jio demonstrated how 5G technology can connect teachers and students, breaking through distance barriers through virtual reality.

1. High speed internet

The next generation wireless technology promises high speed internet, lower data costs and reduced latency. It will power solutions such as e-health, telemedicine, connected vehicles and immersive virtual and augmented reality experiences.

PM Modi stated at the launch event that technology will help India become a world leader in telecom. He also thanked Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel for their contributions in this field.

Reliance Jio CEO Mukesh Ambani and Airtel chairman Sunil Mittal as well as Vodafone Idea CEO Kumar Mangalam Birla demonstrated use cases to the Prime Minister. They highlighted how indigenous 5G technology development is propelling India forward; 5G services have begun rolling out in select cities but will eventually cover all 50 states over time.

2. High speed data

Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India unveiled 5G telecom services during the sixth edition of India Mobile Congress in New Delhi. This cutting-edge technology promises faster data transfers with reduced latency.

At the event, each of the major telecom service providers — Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea – showcased one use case before PM. Each had acquired over 51 gigahertz of spectrum.

Mukesh Ambani of Reliance Jio, Sunil Bharti Mittal from Airtel and Kumar Mangalam Birla of Vodafone Idea were all present at this event. Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited multiple stalls at this event as well as testing ColCom’s remote-controlled vehicle that can operate in minefields and war fields as well as inspecting an indigenous end-to-end 5G technology development process.

3. Low latency

5G services’ low latency will be beneficial to multiple industries such as online education, mining and warehousing; virtual and augmented reality applications; as well as providing 10x faster speeds than 4G networks.

After inaugurating the exhibition, PM Modi made his rounds to visit pavilions set up by telecom operators and technology providers to experience various uses cases of 5G. He visited Reliance Jio’s booth where they displayed “True 5G” devices while experiencing them through Jio Glass use case.

Reliance Jio will host another demonstration where it will connect a teacher from Mumbai with students in three separate locations in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Odisha to demonstrate how 5G technology can facilitate education by bringing teachers closer to students while eliminating physical distance. An Airtel demo features an Uttar Pradesh girl experiencing a vivid learning experience about solar system through Virtual Reality and Augmented reality; she will share this with Prime Minister through an animated hologram appearance at an educational event.

4. High security

5G offers unparalleled security to protect businesses by preventing data leakage. This will protect sensitive information from being leaked by hackers. Furthermore, 5G enables companies to monitor the network and protect systems against external attacks.

Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea- three major telecom operators of India- presented various use cases of 5G technology at its launch event before Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Reliance Jio’s location near Mumbai to its students across three locations using 5G. Reliance Jio also demonstrated precision drone farming; High Security Routers with AI for cyber threat detection platforms; automated guided vehicles (AGV); Ambupod smart ambulance; Augmented/ Virtual/ Mixed Reality in Education/ Skill Development/ Sewage Monitoring Systems/ Smart Agric Programme; Sewage Monitoring Systems/ Smart Agric Programme and Health diagnostics

5. Low cost

Prime Minister Modi spoke of 5G’s affordable nature and its ability to open up opportunities to India’s poor. He stressed how technology no longer belongs exclusively to those at the top; rather, technology has truly become democratic.

He further addressed how the government’s vision for Digital India was founded on four pillars – device cost, digital connectivity costs, data costs and taking an “all digital first approach”. As a result, mobile manufacturing units in India have skyrocketed from two in 2014 to over 200 currently and device prices have decreased drastically as a result.

PM Modi visited various pavilions set up by telecom operators at the India Mobile Congress to get firsthand experience with 5G technologies, joining industry icons Mukesh Ambani of Reliance Industries, Sunil Bharti Mittal from Airtel and Kumar Mangalam Birla of Vodafone Idea.