India on Saturday launched 5G internet services in the country, ushering in a new technological era.
The country’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the 5G services during the 6th edition of the India Mobile Congress 2022 being held in the national capital New Delhi.
At the launch, Modi said; “The day is historic and that the launch is a gift from the telecom industry to 130 crores (1.3 billion) Indians."
He added that the launch is a significant achievement for the country's "Digital India" initiative, which aims to "transform India into a digitally empowered society."
The Prime Minister's Office also stated that 5G technology will provide seamless coverage, high data rate, low latency, and highly reliable communications, ushering in a new technological era.
In a separate statement, the Ministry of Communications said; "The launch of 5G services follows years of intense preparation.
"Recently, 5G spectrum auctions were conducted successfully and 51,236 MHz (megahertz) was allocated to Telecom Service Providers, the auction aggregated the demand for a robust 5G ecosystem."
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