Most renowned Telecom companies have started 5G network service in India from October 1, 2022. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the same. At present, this service will be available only in selective places. In the first phase, it will be started in 13 cities including all the metros of the country it will gradually expand further. To use the 5G service, your smartphone must be 5G enabled.
Now you might be intrigued to know more about 5G and what benefits it alone offers to the world, especially India. Let’s get started.
What is 5G?
This is the 5th generation mobile network. It is the new global wireless standard after 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G. It is believed to be up to 30 times faster than 4G. It is designed to connect almost everyone and everything, including machines, objects, and equipment.
Who invented 5G?
No company or individual owns 5G. There are many companies in the mobile network infrastructure that are making 5G networks fit for you to use.
In how many cities will this service start now?
According to the information given by the government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate 5G services on October 1. In the first phase, it will be rolled out in 13 cities, including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Pune, Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, and Jamnagar. Companies say that in two years this service will be started across the country.
Benefits of Using 5G Technology
5G is an integrated and capable air interface. It has been designed with enhanced capability to power mobile networks and delivers new services. 5G will make many new services like secure transportation, telemedicine services, accurate agricultural assessments and predictions, digital logistics, and the Internet of Things a reality.
How safe is 5G in terms of health?
According to Dr. Amit Kumar Dutta, Assistant Professor, IIT Kharagpur, 5G technology is completely safe. It is checked on several parameters. Less power is used in 5G as compared to 4G.
Will the use of 5G affect the battery life of the phone?
Yes, in many parts of the world where 5G service has started, users have complained about it. In fact, due to the high speed, customers do not know even if many applications are open simultaneously and the battery of their device keeps on draining.
In which countries is 5G currently being used?
According to the Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA), 144 operators in 61 countries have started 5G service by January 2021. At the same time, 413 operators from 131 countries are trying to do this.
According to Ookla’s 5G network tracker, India is one of the major countries without a 5G network. India’s neighboring countries such as Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh also do not have this service, but Sri Lanka does. Ericsson estimates that 75% of the world’s population will have access to 5G services by 2027.
Will the existing towers work?
For 5G, any tower or height higher than seven meters will be enough to install the equipment. In such a situation, in the coming time, you will also see 5G transmitters installed near your house in places like high boundaries, electricity, or phone pole.
Who will benefit the most from 5G?
Companies will benefit the most from 5G. It would be easier for them to automate their system. This will reduce their cost and better management.
How useful is 5G for villages?
Dr. Amit Kumar Dutta of IIT Kharagpur says that 5G is very useful for the villages of India. Large towers have to be installed in 4G, so only limited towers are installed. But in 5G there is a choice of many towers small and big. If fewer people live in a village, better facilities can be provided by installing some small towers there.
Will 5G be better than the internet service provided through fiber?
No, the network service provided through fiber will be better than 5G. 5G is a wireless service. In such a situation, wherever there is a bottleneck between the tower and the receiver, the quality of the network will be affected.