New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch 5G telephony services today. With this, a new era of ultra high-speed internet on mobile phones will start in India. PM will start this service in select cities of the country from the platform of India Mobile Congress 2022 program held in Delhi and 5G internet will be expanded all over India in the next few years. The amount spent on 5G services in India is projected to reach US$ 450 billion by 2035. Capable of supporting ultra-high-speed internet, fifth generation or 5G service is expected to bring new economic opportunities and social benefits to Indian society as a transformative force.
To show the potential of 5G technology in India, the country’s 3 major telecom operators will demonstrate one use case each to the Prime Minister. Reliance Jio, owned by Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani, will connect a Mumbai-based school teacher with students from three different locations in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Odisha. According to official sources, it will demonstrate how 5G will facilitate education by bringing teachers closer to students, bridging the physical distance between them. It will showcase the power of Augmented Reality (AR) on screen and explain how it can be used to teach children across the country remotely, without the need for an AR device.
In Airtel’s demo, a girl from Uttar Pradesh will have a live educational experience to learn about the Solar System with the help of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. She will be present on the stage through holograms and share her learning experience with the Prime Minister. Vodafone Idea in its demo will showcase the safety of workers in an under-construction tunnel of the Delhi Metro through the construction of a ‘digital twin’ of the tunnel on stage. The digital twin will help in delivering safety alerts to workers in real time from a remote location. Modi will take a live demo from the platform to monitor the work in real time using VR and Artificial Intelligence.