5G internet services have finally arrived in India. On 1 October, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services at the 6th India Mobile Congress held at Pragati Maidan in Delhi.
With the formal launch of 5G services, mobile users in India are eager to know about the compatibility of their devices.
Meanwhile, telecom operator Bharti Airtel has developed a guide to know which handsets are already 5G enabled by their parent device makers. It claimed that Airtel 5G Plus works on all 5G handsets.
Airtel’s guide lists 116 handsets – including those from Realme, Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, iQOO, Apple, OnePlus and Samsung – that are 5G capable. There are others on the list
Handsets from different manufacturers where software update is required.
5G in India:
Union Minister of Electronics and Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnav said in a recent event that the central government intends to cover 5G services across the country within two years.
In mid-August, the government issued spectrum allocation letters to telecom service providers asking them to prepare for the rollout of 5G services.
Earlier this month, Bharti Airtel said it has launched “Airtel 5G Plus” services in eight cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Siliguri, Nagpur and Varanasi – and will cover the entire urban India in 2023. .
Reliance Jio has also announced that it will launch high-speed 5G telecom services in several major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai by Diwali this year. Thereafter, it intends to expand its 5G network to every city, tehsil and taluka across the country by December of 2023, which is about 18 months from now.
5G is the fifth generation mobile network capable of transmitting large data sets faster.
Compared to 3G and 4G, 5G has very low latency, which enhances the user experience in different regions.
Low latency describes the efficiency of processing large amounts of data messages with minimal latency.
The 5G rollout is expected to drive further development in remote data monitoring sectors such as mining, warehousing, telemedicine and manufacturing.
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