PM Modi to launch 5G services in India A mobile congress that starts on October 1.

While it is still uncertain how many telcos will demonstrate their 5G services, the infrastructure is already in place. Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport has now become India’s first 5G-ready airport.

The airport said in a statement: “Travellers with a 5G-enabled mobile phone and a SIM card can enjoy better signal, seamless connectivity and faster data transfer at the domestic departures terminal and international baggage arrivals at T3.

Passengers will be able to experience 20 times faster speeds compared to available Wi-Fi networks.

The timing of the telco is still unclear, but in August we heard from Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani who said it would happen before the Diwali holiday in October. Earlier this month, Airtel also hinted that it was coming soon when they said it was “expected within a month”.

It is clear, however, that the rollout will be phased from 13 cities that are part of the first batch, including Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Jamnagar, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, and Pune.

As you may recall, IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said last month that the government expects 5g services to be rolled out in the country by October 12 and the Center will ensure that prices are affordable for consumers.

5g will be the fastest upgrade in the long-term evolution of mobile broadband networks.

It is said to be around 10 times faster than its predecessor, delivering peak data transfer speeds of up to 20 gigabytes per second, or more than 100 megabytes per second.

According to a report by Ericsson Consumer Labs, more than 100 million users with 5g-ready smartphones want to upgrade to a 5g subscription in 2023, while most of them are ready to upgrade to higher data rates in the next 12 months.

Another Ericsson report is 5g for business: The Market Compass 2030 study says that the projected revenue from 5g-enabled digitization for service providers in India will be around $17 billion by 2030. 5g will not only enable operators to manage consumers’ growing data needs more efficiently, but also help open up new revenue streams for them.

On the most important aspect of pricing from a consumer perspective, all telcos are tight-lipped, but compared to what we’ve seen globally, there’s a chance that telcos could start at the lower end of the range, to quote the Jeffries report, “at the time as Chinese telcos focused on lower cost/gigabyte with equal pricing to drive adoption, South Korean telcos offered high data/unlimited plans and bundled them with content/vas services to expand 5g uptake, “

Riddhima Bhatnagar

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