Indian internet users have waited for a long time to receive 5G Internet services and their wait will be over in 2022. Department of Telecom has confirmed in a press release that soon Indians will have access to 5G.
Last year several companies like Samsung, One Plus launched smartphones with 5G compatibility. Now, users will be able to experience lighting fast speed of next generation internet service.
Apart from announcing launch of 5G roll out, Department of Telecom also gave the list of cities that will receive the service first.
Press release said, “Indigenous 5G Test bed project”, which is funded by DoT and is being implemented by 8 agencies, namely IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Madras, IIT Kanpur, IISC Bangalore, SAMEER and CEWiT, is in its final stages. Work on the project worth around Rs 224 crore has been on for the last three years. DoT confirmed that the project is likely to reach completion by December 31, 2021. This is pave the way for “end-to-end testing of 5G User Equipments (UEs) and network equipment by 5G stakeholders developing 5G Products/Services/Usecases, including indigenous Start-ups, SMEs, Academia and Industry in the country.”
DoT informed that Telecom Service Providers (TSPs) Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio and Vodafone Idea have established 5G trials sites for rollout of 5G services. This has been conducted in 13 cities across 10 states, UTs across India. As per the press release, these metro and big cities will see the first roll outs of 5G services in 2022:
- Gandhi Nagar
5G Internet Services will give better experience to its users. Users are excited about the download speed which will be ten times greater than 4G.