India expects to use 5G technology in precision agriculture, real-time disaster monitoring, and reducing the involvement of humans in hazardous industrial operations like deep mines and offshore activities
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services in the country during the inauguration of the sixth edition of the India Mobile Congress digital technology forum, which is being held in New Delhi.
According to the Prime Minister’s Office, the launch of 5G network services in the country will provide high data rate, seamless coverage, low latency, and highly reliable communications.
Besides, 5G technology will increase the spectrum, energy, and network efficiencies.
The technology will also help in linking billions of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, enable higher quality video services with mobility at high speeds, and facilitate the delivery of essential services like telesurgery and autonomous vehicles, among others, said the Prime Minister’s Office.
Modi said: “New India will not remain a mere consumer of technology, but India will play an active role in the development and implementation of that technology.
“India will play a big role in designing the future wireless technology, and manufacturing related to it. With 5G, India is setting a global standard in telecom technology for the first time.”
India expects to use 5G technology in precision agriculture, real-time disaster monitoring, and reducing the involvement of humans in risky industrial operations like deep mines and offshore activities among others.
5G networks, in contrast to current mobile communication networks, will enable customisation of requirements for each of the various use cases within the same network, stated the Prime Minister’s Office.
The launch of 5G services in India follows the recent 5G spectrum auction for 72,098MHz. Of which, 51,236MHz, that is 71%, was sold with bids totalling INR1,501.73bn ($18.14bn) to Jio, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea, and Adani Data Networks.