Union Minister of Telecoms Ashwini Vaishnav said data speeds in India are about $2 against a global average of $25, and the low rates would persist with 5G. Telecoms Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said on Saturday that 5G deployment would begin in 20-25 cities and towns by the end of the year, indicating that with its current data prices significantly lower than the global average, India will continue to set tariff benchmarks. as new services become available. 5G deployment will startinm August-September, Mr. Vaishnaw said. Rolled out.
Speaking at an event, Mr. Vaishnaw said countries prefer 4G and 5G products and technologies developed by India. The minister said India is developing 4G and 5G stacks and will strengthen its position as a trusted source for the world in digital networks. To tackle the problem of cold calls, the minister said that a “key” scheme would allow a caller’s KYC identity name to be displayed when someone calls. He told of 5G services, “I can say with confidence that 5G deployment will begin in at least 20-25 cities and towns by the end of the year.”
Prices for 5G
When asked about prices for 5G services, Mr. Vaishnaw noted that today, data speeds in India are about $2, against a global average of $25. “We’re already the lowest in the world, at least by 10. That same trend will also be in other areas,” he said. It is pertinent to mention that 5G services will deliver high speeds – about ten times faster than 4G – and spawn new-age offerings and business models. As India prepares to roll out 5G services, it has also developed 4G and 5G technology stacks. Outlining India’s determination to match global advances in 4G and 5G and to lead technologically in 6G, the minister said the world had taken note of the country’s progress and has shown serious interest in the indigenous technologies being developed. “The telecom network that supports mobile phones must be trusted. India’s name is at the top of the list of reliable network providers. If India develops a technology, the whole world is interested in it,” he said.
5G Spectrum Auction
The government will auction about ₹4.3 lakh crore worth of ether capable of providing fifth-generation or 5G telecom services, including ultra-fast internet, and has also approved the establishment of captive 5G networks by the tech companies. A whopping 72 GHz spectrum will be put on the block during the 5G auction, which starts on July 26, 2022. As for cold calls, Vaishnav said new regulations would allow the KYC name (as given in the mobile SIM application) to display when someone calls. The consultation process on this is currently underway. “Once the industry stakeholder consultation is complete, it will be implementednationwidey,” said Mr. Vaishnaw.
at low speed
When asked about the slow download speeds experienced by customers, the minister pointed out that India’s average data usage at 18 GB per month exceeds the global average of 11 GB per month. “India’s data usage is more than that of advanced countries. More investment is needed in infrastructure. Massive investment in infrastructure is important against the background of data rates, dropped calls, and call quality,” he said. The minister noted that the telecom sector reforms announced in September last year had brought stability to the sector. Mr. Vaishnaw further pointed out that tower installation often becomes difficult in places like Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, and other cities as people object to mobile towers. He said that radiation standards for electromagnetic fields (EMF) in India are stricter than set global limits, ensuring there is no reason to worry about this.