Capable of Supporting Ultra High Speed Internet, 5G Has the Potential to Change Lives


5G promises ultra-high speed internet access that could revolutionise lives. Recently, 51,236 MHz of 5G spectrum was auctioned and allocated by the government to telecom service providers.

At this event, three major telcos – Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea – demonstrated their use cases in front of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

1. Super-fast internet promises to unlock unprecedented high-speed internet, opening up unprecedented economic and societal advantages for India. It could increase competitiveness, spur innovation among startups and business enterprises, and advance Digital India aspirations.

The fifth generation of mobile telecommunications technology will deliver ultra-high speed, low latency connections that allow instantaneous downloading of full-length HD videos or movies, as well as solutions such as e-health services, connected vehicles, more immersive augmented reality/virtual reality experiences, and advanced mobile cloud gaming services.

At Pragati Maidan’s sixth edition of India Mobile Congress 2022, PM Modi visited various stalls of various telecom operators as part of his visit to experience first-hand how 5G can deliver unique use cases. He stopped by Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea (formerly Vodafone Idea). At Reliance Jio’s booth he met billionaires Mukesh Ambani, Sunil Bharti Mittal and Kumar Mangalam Birla who informed him about plans to rollout 5G services across India.

2. High-definition video

5G technology promises to bring economic opportunities and societal benefits that could transform India, as well as creating jobs within its telecom industry, according to Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman of Aditya Birla Group.

Narendra Modi took part in the 6th India Mobile Congress along with the launch of 5G services at Pragati Maidan in Delhi on Saturday, and met with CEOs such as Reliance’s Mukesh Ambani and Airtel’s Sunil Mittal among many others.

PM Modi then interacted with school students through a live demonstration of 5G for education, connecting remotely with teachers and children from three locations without physically being there. PM Modi then discussed his government’s focus on four pillars related to digital technologies – device cost, digital connectivity costs, data costs and an all-digital approach.

3. Virtual reality

5G can facilitate ultra-high speed internet, creating new economic and societal benefits. It will open the way for 21st-century technologies such as artificial intelligence, Internet of things, robotics and blockchain to reach their full potential in India, according to Prime Minister Modi.

At the India Mobile Congress in New Delhi, he visited pavilions of Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea to gain first-hand insight into how 5G is changing various fields. Through an immersive hologram session he engaged with students from Dnyanjyoti Savitribai Phule School (Raigad, Maharashtra) and Ropda Primary School (Gandhinagar, Gujarat). Afterwards he interacted with these institutions’ students from Dnyanjyoti Savitribai Phule School (Raigad) while Ropda Primary School Gandhinagar Gujarat students via live hologram chat session to better understand their immersive learning experiences.

Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman of Aditya Birla Group praised Prime Minister Modi’s vision and leadership as India advanced on an international stage. Birla also highlighted how his government had worked on four pillars to enhance telecom technology: affordable devices, data pricing models and digital-first thinking.

4. Augmented reality

Augmented reality services allow users to interact with virtual objects in their environment – perfect for trying on clothing and makeup without leaving home! Plus, users can utilize street directions or traffic updates. The augmented reality service gives users access to information such as street directions or traffic updates in addition to real world images through their phones. Users can interact with virtual objects in their environment for interactive trial-and-error without leaving home!

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services in India at Pragati Maidan in Delhi at the sixth edition of Indian Mobile Congress, an annual technology conference and exhibition. Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani and Bharti Airtel’s Sunil Mittal attended this landmark event.

Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone-Idea demonstrated various uses cases of their new technology during its unveiling at this launch event. All three telcos acquired 51 gigahertz of spectrum to offer high-speed connectivity services.

5. Gaming

5G provides faster downloads and lower latency connections, enabling gamers to enjoy high frame rate gaming experiences at higher frame rates. 5G technology also has lifesaving uses cases, metaverse-inspired experiences such as virtual reality overlays, as well as immersive augmented reality environments – and advanced mobile cloud gaming capabilities.

Furthermore, this technology helps reduce energy consumption and boost network efficiency, thus opening up new economic and societal benefits – including telemedicine, connected cars and drones in mining operations, warehouse storage spaces and online commerce operations.

On Saturday, Prime Minister Modi inaugurated fifth-generation mobile telecom services for India at The India Mobile Congress in New Delhi. Before unveiling this service, he inspected various stalls belonging to telecom companies like Jio and Airtel before playing a video game at Reliance Jio’s stall, creating internet buzz with his visuals that have since gone viral online.