India will get 5G in 2022, starting with these 13 cities: Check if your city is on the list


India has been waiting for the 5G rollout for the past several years and it is finally happening. According to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), 5G services will start from 13 cities in 2022.

According to DoT, 5G will first roll out in 13 cities, including Gurugram, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Delhi, Jamnagar, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Pune and Gandhinagar. “These metros and major cities will be the first places to launch 5G service in the country next year,” the Department of Telecommunications said on Monday.

With the rollout of 5G services, users will be able to experience higher download speeds, connect many more types of devices than just smartphones, and much more. The country’s leading telecom giants Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio and Vodafone-Idea have already set up 5G trial sites in these metro cities.

Apart from Jio, Airtel and Vi, DoT has joined hands with top research institutes to develop and test 5G technology. Some of the institutions involved in the Indigenous 5G Test Bed Project research project are – Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Madras, IIT Kanpur, Indian Institute of Science (IISC) Bengaluru, Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering and Research (SAMEER) and Center of Excellence in Wireless Technology (CEWIT) – are involved in a research project named ‘Swadeshi 5G Test Bed Project’.

DoT said, “At a cost of Rs 224 crore, the project is likely to be completed by December 31, 2021, leading to end-to-end deployment of 5G user devices (UE) and network equipment by 5G stakeholders developing 5G products/services. To-end testing will pave the way. / Use cases including indigenous start-ups, SMEs, academia and industry in the country. ,

As 5G services are in the final testing stage, the allocation of spectrum will be crucial in deciding the commercial release of 5G in India. DoT has allotted spectrum to all major telecom operators for 5G trials including Airtel, Reliance Jio, Vodafone-Idea and MTNL, in addition, Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung and Mavenir are also engaged in the trials.

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