5G launch in India: PM Modi has launched 5G phone service in the country.

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G phone service on Saturday, promising super-fast internet on mobile phones, saying it marks the beginning of a new era and brings plenty of opportunities.

The Prime Minister launched 5G services in select cities at the India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2022 conference. These services will gradually cover the entire country over the next few years.

“5G marks the dawn of a new era and brings a sea of ​​opportunity,” he said.

While the country relies on foreign technology for 2G, 3G and 4G telecommunications services, India has already made history with 5G, he said.

The prime minister said his government’s vision for a “Digital India” is built on four pillars – cost of equipment, digital connectivity, cost of and a digital-first approach.

This approach has led to an increase in mobile manufacturing units in India from two in 2014 to more than 200 now, reducing the cost of handsets.

He said India now has the lowest charges in the world, starting from Rs 300 per gigabyte of data in 2014, and tariffs have been reduced to Rs 10 per gigabyte.

Based on the average consumption of 14 GB of per month, the data cost has dropped from Rs 4,200 to Rs 125-150, he said.

Starting with zero exports, the country is now shipping phones worth Rs 10 crore. In addition, digital payments have also increased, he noted.

Technology has now truly been democratized, he said.

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He into the UPA government led by the previous Congress, which he said was possible because his administration had the right intentions.

“2G ki niyat and 5G ki niyat mein yehi farak hai (that’s the difference between intent in the 2G era and now in the 5G era),” he said of the so-called 2G spectrum allocation scam.

Fifth-generation or 5G services, capable of supporting ultra-fast internet, are expected to unlock new economic opportunities and social benefits and be a transformative force in Indian society.

After the launch, all three major telecom operators demonstrated a use case that demonstrated the potential of 5G technology in India.

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio has linked a teacher at a school in Mumbai with students in three different locations in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Odisha.

This shows how 5G will facilitate education by bringing teachers and students closer together and eliminating the physical distance between them. It also showcases the power of augmented reality (AR) on screen and how children across the country can be taught remotely without AR equipment.

PM Modi interacts with schoolchildren in a presentation, asking them about their favorite subjects and how the use of technology can help with learning.

Vodafone Idea test case proves the safety of workers in a tunnel under construction in Delhi Metro by creating a “digital twin” of the tunnel on dias. The digital twin will help in real-time safety alerts to workers from remote locations.

Prime Minister Modi interacted with Delhi Deputy Governor VK Saxena and the workers in the tunnel.

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In the Airtel demo, a girl from Uttar Pradesh witnessed a vivid and immersive educational experience to learn about the solar system with the help of virtual and augmented reality.

The girl appeared on dias via a hologram to share her experience studying with the prime minister.

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