Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi on 1st October, 2022 introduced a new era in technology by launching 5G communication services at Pragati Madan, New Delhi, India. A communications system with high data speeds, low latency, and seamless coverage is what the technology promises to achieve. India intends to build a $5 trillion economy by 2024–2025, and 5G services are expected to be essential to achieving that goal. According to experts, 5G would raise the country’s GDP by $150 billion between 2025 and 2040 and will have a cumulative economic impact of $1 trillion by 2035.
PM Modi spent time at the launch ceremony learning about the various use cases for the service as well as the homegrown development of end-to-end 5G technology.
– Customers can anticipate 5G to provide faster data rates than 4G. Compared to the peak 4G speed of 100 Mbps, 5G internet speeds could exceed 10 Gbps. – The latency of 5G technology can be as low as 1ms. For those who are unaware, latency is the interval of time between sending a data packet and receiving a response by a device. The quicker the answer, the shorter the lag. – Thanks to 5G technology, coverage will be smooth even in remote areas of the country. As a result, the efficiency of networks, spectrum, and energy will all increase. – Virtual Reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and other technical advances are also brought on by 5G. These technologies will have a direct impact on a number of industries, including healthcare, agriculture, education, disaster relief, and others. – 5G would enhance the viewing experience at live music festivals and sporting events like football games. Due to 5G’s low latency, sports fans will have an immersive experience. – 5G will enable new Internet of Things (IoT) based services and goods. The enhanced capabilities offered by 5G networks will spark new business models. – With the advent of 5G, the realms of mobility and transportation will also shift. Using 5G technology, a network of EVs and charging stations may be constructed, increasing the cost-effectiveness of the EV ecosystem. – The next 5G network will also support the more efficient remote working. 5G-enabled smart buildings can help businesses decrease costs and increase productivity by helping to provide a more comfortable work environment for their employees. – The advent of 5G technology will accelerate the Industrial Revolution 4.0. The brand-new 5G services will link a variety of IoT sensors and devices to automate the scheduling of various tasks. Customers will be able to view 4K video on their phones thanks to 5G. It will also enable the use of AR/VR, mobile gaming apps, as well as a number of other immersive activities and fresh applications. – The way that commodities are produced and distributed will be impacted by next-generation 5G technology. 5G in the industrial sector will ensure decreased expenses, decreased downtime, little waste, and greater productivity. 5G is expected to bring the logistics cost to 5% from 13-14% at present.
The world is currently experiencing a new phase of transformation as it moves from 4G to 5G. According to predictions, this year will see the one billionth 5G subscriber, and by 2026, half of humanity will have access to the network. By the end of the decade, the new network will be widely used.
– Bhumika Singla