Looking back at the year 2022, it is evident that the telecom sector in India has undergone some significant changes.
In this blog post, we’ll take a look back at the year 2022 for Indian telecom. We’ll explore the key developments that took place in the industry, and examine how they’ve changed the landscape for telecom in India.
India’s telecom sector is the second-largest in the world, with 1.17 billion subscribers, including both wireless and landline connections, as of August 2022. Thanks to changing consumer habits, awareness about the technology, and extending widely used 3G and 4G coverage, the telecom sector has achieved numerous firsts this year, with 5G being the stand-out.
1. 5G was implemented on 1 October 2022:-
This year, one of the major landmarks for India was the much-awaited launch of 5G services in the country by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi during the India Mobile Congress 2022. 5G is expected to generate significantly more direct and indirect job opportunities, besides bringing in a radical transformation in the digital processes and efficiencies of industries and in the regions of governance and connectivity. More on-the-job training and skill development programs are needed to manage the technology. 5G will play a big role in helping India reach its goal of becoming a USD 1 trillion digital economy by 2025.
2. What are the benefits of 5G?
The fifth generation of mobile networks, 5G, promises faster internet speeds. The peak internet speed of 5G is 10 Gbps, while the peak speed of 4G is only 100 Mbps. 5G will offer faster download and upload speeds for the users.
3. Which cities are the first to get 5G?
Days before the 5G launch, Delhi’s IGI Airport became the first airport to get 5G capabilities. On Diwali, the service expanded to four cities – Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Chennai. The following cities received 5G service in the initial rollout phase: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Varanasi, Chandigarh, Delhi, Jamnagar, Gandhinagar, Mumbai, Pune, Lucknow, Kolkata, Siliguri, Gurugram, and Hyderabad.
4. In India, which smartphone companies offer 5G phones?
Almost all smartphone companies offer 5G phones across price categories at present. Major names in the smartphone industry include Samsung, Realme, Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, Nokia, and others.