Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally launched the 5G network in the country on 1 October 2022 at the India Mobile Congress event.
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Jio AirFiber is a device that will connect users to the Internet without any wire, and one can plug it anywhere to get 5G connectivity.
That said, it has an IP52 splash resistance rating, which doesn’t match up to the IP68 dust and water resistance of some of its peers.
The technology will scan for vulnerabilities in 5G telecom networks and reduce network downtime.
It will supply its latest 4G/5G RAN equipment for nearly 100,000 sites of BSNL. The order will be executed during calendar years 2023 and 2024.
India’s 5G rollout is the fastest in the world, and it has reached more than 700 districts in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his Independence Day speech on Tuesday.
The telco has chosen to settle its dues to the government in 20 equal instalments and made the initial payment of Rs 1,680 crore in August 2022.
Earlier Bharti Airtel already announced launching 5G services on 26 GHz spectrum across all 22 telecom circles.
With fiber-to-home connections reaching only 34 million households in India, a considerable number of customers face difficulties in accessing fiber services
Since October 2022 Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio and Sunil Mittal-led-Bharti Airtel have been rapidly installing their 5G networks in the country.
A selection will be conducted at the national level based on the proposals from different institutions.
5G signals could interfere with aircraft equipment, especially devices using radio waves to measure distance above the ground and which are critical when planes land in low visibility.
While the expansion of 5G is still in progress, the government has given itself the target of developing and deploying the 6G network in the country by 2030.
According to the agreement framework signed by both companies, the spectrum will be provided by BSNL using both PLMN (public land mobile network) and isolated allotment
The smartphone subscriptions in India, as a percentage of total mobile subscriptions, are expected to grow from 76 per cent last year to 93 per cent in 2028.
Expansion of 5G across the UK has been hampered by Britain's ban on Chinese giant Huawei, a major supplier of equipment for mobile telephone networks.