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PM to roll out 5G services; Airtel, Jio to go live in Ahmedabad & Varanasi

$450 billion is expected to be gained by the Indian economy in between 2023 and 2040 as a direct result of 5G, according to the GSMA

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150-200 mbps download speed is expected, which is way more than 4G’s 3.2 mbps speed

Aneesh Phadnis Mumbai
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch 5G services in India at the India Mobile Congress on Saturday.

Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio will go live with their 5G services in Varanasi and a village near Ahmedabad in the presence of the respective states’ chief ministers. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel will connect with the Prime Minister when he launches the 5G service.

Initially, the 5G service will be available in select areas of Ahmedabad and Varanasi as only a few sites will go live. Gradually, it will be expanded throughout the city, a source from

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First Published: Sep 30 2022 | 2:24 PM IST

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