According to the government, all the formalities related to approval and allotment of spectrum will be completed by August 10. At the same time, Jio said in a statement that it is ready to start services in the shortest possible time.
5G services will start from October
The citizens of the country will start getting the benefit of 5G ie the fifth generation of telecom services from October this year. The spectrum auction ended on Monday itself, after which the government hopes that with the speedy completion of the further process, superfast 5G services will be available to the citizens of the country by October this year. Bids worth Rs 1.5 lakh crore have come in the biggest ever auction of telecom spectrum that ended on August 1. In this, Reliance Jio has put the highest bid. Jio clearly said that he will soon 5G Services Ready to start.
When will 5G services start
Talking to the media after the bidding process is over, Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said that the auction process will be completed in the next few days. By August 10, all the formalities related to approval and allotment of spectrum will be completed. In such a situation, it is possible that 5G services may be launched in the country by October. Along with this, he said that the trend of cheap services in India will continue even further. The Union Minister also said that India’s telecom industry is likely to invest two-three lakh crore rupees in the next two years and the steps taken by the government have removed the uncertainty and riskiness of the sector. Buoyed by the record bids placed for 5G spectrum for the launch of 5G services in the country, Vaishnav said the potential investment would be in fourth and fifth generation telecom services. He said that with this the quality of voice will be better and high-speed internet data will also be provided.
Where will 5G service be available in the first phase?
According to media reports, 5G service can be started in 13 cities of the country in the first phase. This includes Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Jamnagar, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai and Pune. On the other hand, Reliance Jio, which was at the forefront of bidding, said that it is ready to start services in the shortest possible time. After the close of the bid, Akash M Ambani, chairman of Reliance Jio Infocomm, said in a statement that Jio is committed to providing world-class and affordable 5G services. We will provide services, platforms and solutions that will accelerate India’s digital revolution, especially in critical sectors such as education, healthcare, agriculture, manufacturing and e-operations.