5G service debut in India: these 13 cities will be the first to receive 5G services in 2022.
2. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has made the announcement public with a press release.
3. In the beginning, 5G would be available in 13 cities across the country.
The launch of 5G in India is finally expected in 2022. This year has seen a slew of smartphone makers debut 5G devices in India. However, users would be disappointed if they purchase a 5G phone without access to 5G services. That will soon change, since 5G will be available in the country beginning in 2022. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has officially announced the news. In the beginning, 13 cities in the country will have 5G services, with the rest following soon after. Take a peek at the DoT's press release to find out which 13 cities will be the first in India to acquire 5G.
These 13 cities would be the first in India to receive 5G services in 2022.
The Department of Communications (DoT) issued a press statement announcing the 5G launch in India. "The project, which will cost Rs 224 crore, is expected to be completed by December 31, 2021, paving the way for end-to-end testing of 5G (/topic/5g) User Equipments (UEs) and network equipment by 5G (/topic/5g) stakeholders developing 5G (/topic/5g) products/services/use cases in the country, including indigenous start-ups, SMEs, Academia, and Industry," the DoT said.
The 13 cities that would receive 5G services first in 2022 are Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Gandhinagar, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Jamnagar, Kolkata, Chennai, Lucknow, Pune, Delhi, and Mumbai, according to the release. Though the DoT has not officially declared which telecom operator will be the first in the country to commercially roll out 5G services, we can anticipate the three big telcos (Jio, Airtel, and Vi) to do their best to be the first. All three have already established their testing sites in the aforementioned cities.\
Furthermore, the Department of Transportation has collaborated with eight agencies on the Indigenous 5G Testbed project, which began in 2018 and is expected to be finished by December 31st. DoT also stated that a reference had been sent to TRAI in September 2021 to seek recommendations for the auction of spectrum identified for 5G with respect to the reserve price, band plan, block size, the quantum of spectrum to be auctioned, and the conditions of auctions in various bands (526-698 MHZ, 700 MHZ, 800 MHZ, 900 MHZ, 1800 MHZ, 2100 MHZ, 2300 MHZ, 2500 MHZ, 3300-
So there you have it. 5G is coming to India shortly, and if you have just purchased or plan to purchase a 5G phone, you may soon be able to utilise high-speed 5G Internet services in India. (At least if you live in one of the 13 cities that will be the first to receive it). It remains to be seen, however, how much a consumer will have to pay in order to use 5G throughout the country. After all, 4G prepaid recharge plans haven't been getting any cheaper recently.