5G Launch Date in India

5G Launch Date in India: Jio and Airtel 5G Roll out Timeline

Telecom operators are ready to roll out their 5G services in India

The leading network operators are close to launching the next-gen cellular network in India. All the major telecom operators like Reliance Jio, Airtel, and Vi are already working on hardware to roll out their 5G services in the country. That means the 5G network is very close now. 5G is the fifth-gen cellular network technology that is designed to improve network connections. In this article, we will discuss and share everything we know about the release of the 5G network in India.

As of now, the Indian government hasn’t officially announced the launch date of 5G yet. But the telecom minister said that the rollout of the 5G network would happen sometime around the month of October. It is a network that can provide even higher data speeds at low latency. So, people are eagerly waiting for this network rollout. Anyway, we can not say until the official news comes.

When will 5G launch in India?

  • The 5G network might officially launch in India on September 29, 2022.

The latest report coming from The Hindu BusinessLine reveals that PM Narendra Modi will officially launch the 5G network at the inauguration of the India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2022 on September 29. However, the Indian government hasn’t officially said that till now. It is confirmed that we will get to use the 5G network very soon.

The government recently completed the 5G spectrum auction and is already in the process of approving and allocating the spectrum to telecom networks that bid. In addition to, the three major telecom giants Reliance Jio, Airtel, and Vi joined the auction. Apart from these three telecom giants, Adani Data Network also joined them this time. India’s spectrum auction for 5G has been valued at 1.5 lakh crores.

Airtel 5G Launch Date:

  • Airtel will start rolling out 5G services from this month i.e. August 2022. By March 2024, Airtel will be able to cover every town and key rural area with 5G. 5G roll out plans for 5000 towns across the country are in place from Bharti Airtel. Reportedly, Airtel will initially roll out 5G in select Indian cities that includes Hyderabad, Jamnagar, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Kolkata, Gurugram, Lucknow, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, and Pune.

Jio 5G Launch Date:

  • Reliance Industries (RIL) will likely host its 45th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on August 29, 2022. During Annual General Meeting, Reliance Jio may announce its much-awaited 5G services. We can also expect an announcement regarding the upcoming Jio Phone 5G at the AGM. Jio has completed its 5G coverage in the top 1000 cities across the country. 22 Indian cities will receive the 5G network in the first phase. Initially, only 9 cities (including Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Jamnagar, Hyderabad, Lucknow, etc.) will receive the 5G network.

Note: Initially, 5G Network will likely roll out for a pilot test in select cities across India. After a month or two, telecom operators will roll out their 5G services in more cities in Phases. Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities may expect 5G Services by next year, i.e. 2023.

How Costly will the 5G Network be in India?

Bharti Airtel has already said it will start deploying the 5G network in India by August. But, until now, we can not say the exact pricing of the 5G network in India will be. The 5G prices in India are expected to be competitive compared to the rest of the world. It might be a little bit costlier than the 4G network in India since it’s faster and better than the previous 4G network.

5G is expected to shore up (ARPUs) Average revenue Per Unit for telcos by at least Rs 50 to the Rs 225-250 range in the next 12-24 months. Anyways, Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw recently said that 5G services in the country are expected to begin in October, and the telecom sector will remain one of the most affordable in the world. That is piece of excellent news. Lastly, we can expect the 5G Plans to be priced aggressively for quick adoption and gradually increase.

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