New Delhi: 5G India: 1st October is going to be an important day for Indians. The reason behind this is also the same. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch 5G at the Indian Mobile Congress starting tomorrow, October 1. Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, Bharti Airtel chief Sunil Bharti Mittal and Vodafone India’s Kumar Mangalam Birla will also be present on the occasion. 5G has already been successfully tested by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) at four locations in the country and 5G services may start in these four locations as soon as 5G is launched. These four locations include Delhi International Airport, Bengaluru Metro, Kandla Port and Bhopal Smart City area. Due to the trial, the entire infrastructure of 5G is also ready at these four locations.
5G service can be available at the cost of 4G:
According to telecom company sources, customers can currently enjoy 5G services at the price of 4G packs. The price of the 5G pack will increase only after it is rolled out across the country. According to the report, 52 percent of 5G-ready customers are likely to upgrade their data plan in the next 12 months. At the same time, 59 percent of smartphone users are ready to upgrade their service to 5G. 25 percent of consumers in India are connected to 2G services only.
Jio and Airtel will start 5G:
Reliance and Airtel have also announced the launch of 5G services in October. However, no announcement has been made by Vodafone in this regard. Reliance had announced to roll out 5G services in major cities of the country during Diwali and 5G services in all big and small cities of the country by the end of 2023. Airtel has also conducted successful trials of 5G and is all set to launch in October. According to the telecom companies, 5G service can be availed only from 4G SIM. So customers will not have to change SIM or phone to get 5G service. Most of the phones capable of providing 4G service will also have 5G service available.