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Hon’ble Prime Minister launches 5G services in India

Hon’ble Prime Minister launches 5G services in India

October 05, 2022

Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services in India on 1st October 2022 at the C-DOT pavilion on the occasion of the Indian Mobile Congress (IMC), 2022 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

This accomplishment shall provide a boost to India’s digital transformation and would take its connectivity to new heights. Industry-wise 5G use cases were also unveiled by various Telecom service providers, including precision drone-based farming; high-security routers & AI based cyber threat detection platforms; automated guided vehicles; Ambupod – smart ambulance; augmented reality/virtual reality /mix reality in education and skill development; sewage monitoring system; smart-Agri program; and health diagnostics.

The Prime Minister also launched the indigenous 5G NSA Core that is developed by the Centre for Development of Telematics (CDoT) and witnessed several technology demonstrations of enterprise 5G solutions, networking equipment, and chipsets developed by large manufacturers, telecom start-ups, and MSMEs.

This launch seems aligned with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to promote ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat’, ‘Jai Anusandhan’, and ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vishwaas’ in India. This milestone possesses huge possibilities for India to bring transformational changes in various fields like health, agriculture, transport, education, financial inclusion, smart cities, etc.

The launch of 5G technology in India will showcase India’s potential and capabilities as an economic and tech powerhouse globally. This shall also provide new opportunities for start-ups to come up with innovative solutions to solve existing problems, create employment, and contribute to India’s economic resilience.

At the event, the Prime Minister visited various pavilions displayed by industry leaders and start-ups to explore their innovative use cases. He explored connected ambulances (emergency healthcare), community clinics (mass healthcare/treatment), remote ultrasound robot demos (remote healthcare), and fixed wireless access (FWA) for rural broadband connectivity. He also explored the use of 5G technology to drive an automated guided vehicle (AGV) to boost smart manufacturing. AGVs are mostly used in factories.

The Prime Minister praised Indian Mobile Congress’ efforts for uniting the digital ecosystem and offering a fantastic forum for discussions and initiatives on digitalization, technology, nation-building, the industrial revolution, and bringing government services to citizens' doorsteps.

About Indian Mobile Congress (IMC)

Indian Mobile Congress was held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi under the theme "Encapsulate, Engage, and Experience a New Digital Universe." The Indian Mobile Congress’ efforts are in line with the Digital India vision and the promotion of Made-in-India technology to address issues in business, healthcare, education, communication, and financial inclusion. ​

This year's Indian Mobile Congress grand edition is highlighting technology-based goods that are aiding in the digital transition and streamlining communication, connectivity, and commerce. It seeks to provide first-hand knowledge of the most recent technology developments.

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