5G telecom services in India are going to start in the coming months. Ahead of the launch, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that the country is also preparing to launch 6G services by the end of this decade. PM Modi made this announcement while addressing the Smart India Hackathon 2022 Grand Finale. Earlier today, Union Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnav indicated that 5G services may start by October 12. Earlier it was estimated to launch by 29 September.
The Prime Minister participated in the Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2022 through video conferencing. In his address, the Prime Minister said, ‘We are preparing to launch 6G by the end of this decade. The government is promoting Indian solutions in gaming and entertainment.”
Earlier in the day, Union Minister Vaishnav announced a tentative date for the launch of 5G services. He assured that the services will reach all major cities and major rural areas in the next two to three years. The government also claims that 5G services will be affordable and accessible.
Meanwhile, telecom services have started notifying their customers about the commencement of 5G services. Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio, Adani Data Network and Vodafone Idea emerged as the highest bidders for 5G services in the recently concluded spectrum auction.
According to PTI, Vaishnav said that all the steps required to roll out 5G very fast are progressing very well and systematically.