5G launch in India today: launch time, 5G rollout cities, expected pricing, and more

5G launch event in India today is set to begin at 10 AM with Prime Minister Narendra Modi expected to deliver the keynote address at the 6th Indian Mobile Congress.

Highlights
  • 5G network will be launched by PM Narendra Modi in India today at the India Mobile Congress.
  • 5G service launch event is set for 10 AM.
  • Airtel and Jio 5G services will reportedly roll out in Varanasi and Ahmedabad first.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch 5G services in India today during the Indian Mobile Congress (IMC 2022). The 5G network launch event is set for 10 AM and will take place in New Delhi. Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio are reportedly set to rollout 5G services in Varanasi and a village near Ahmedabad today. More cities across India will be getting 5G services in the coming weeks ahead of Diwali. Notably, Delhi airport is 5G-ready and is expected to offer 5G speeds to travellers soon.

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5G launch event time, how to watch online

 

The 5G launch event is set for 10 AM today, with PM Modi expected to deliver a keynote address to announce the rollout of 5G services in the country. All of the major government broadcasters, including Doordarshan and All India Radio, will set up live streaming on their platforms. The 5G launch will also be broadcast live on major news channels. You may see the launch live on YouTube alternately.

Which cities will get 5G services first

According to reports, Jio 5G service will accessible in Ahmedabad and Airtel 5G will debut in Varanasi today as part of the initial rollout plan. Only a small number of locations will initially provide 5G service, therefore it will initially only be available in a small portion of Varanasi and Ahmedabad. The service will ultimately be available throughout the entire city. In addition, a list of 13 cities that will receive 5G services initially has been disclosed by telecom operators. The cities are Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Jamnagar, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, and Pune.

5G plans prices in India

The 5G tariff information has not been disclosed by the telecom operators, but according to Ashwini Vaishnav, Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology, it would be comparable to 4G tariff plans. Consumers will have 5G pricing plans similar to 4G plans after 5G is properly deployed across the country, although this will take time. Given the amount of capital telecom operators have invested in setting up 5G services, the two major operators Airtel and Jio might only offer 5G as a bundled service on their premium tariff plans, thereby targeting their premium customers at first.