Unlike 4G networks, 5G networks are intended for a wide range of applications, eliminating the need for specialised networks.
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) stated on Monday that India would begin implementing 5G technology in 2022, which will allow for faster and more responsive Internet services. According to a press release, 5G will first be available in 13 towns throughout the nation. Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Jamnagar, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, and Pune are just a few of the 13 cities that make up this group.
As for which telecom company will be the first to commercially launch 5G services, the government hasn’t said. These cities have previously been the subject of trials by all three of the major telecommunications providers, including Jio, Airtel, and Vi (Vodafone Idea). Read Bharti Airtel – Qualcomm and Airtel are working together to provide high-speed 5G Internet to India.
Long-term evolution (LTE) mobile broadband networks have been upgraded with 5G, the most recent iteration. When compared to 4G, which allowed users to stream music and video on the move, 5G is intended to connect a far wider range of devices and provide much better speeds as well as a greater capacity.
Why are these cities among the first to be affected?
In order to get more customers to upgrade from 4G to 5G, these trials were conducted in larger cities with a greater number of telecom service providers.
Because 5G services are expected to be expensive at first, industry analysts say it makes sense to conduct trials of the technology in places where more people can afford it. In addition, cities provide a wide range of settings, including enclosed complexes and open areas, that may be used to test different 5G bands.
Why should customers care?
Rich experiences on their mobile devices and other linked gadgets will be one of the most significant developments. As an example, viewers will be able to broadcast several camera perspectives during sports events or even play immersive video games utilising VR headsets or other devices.
Certain 5G-capable commercial cellphones are now available on the market.