India to roll out 5G by 2022, increase fiber backbone to 2.5 mn kilometers

South Korea is expected to launch these services by March 2019, Japan in late 2019 and China, along with most western major cities, in 2020

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India plans to roll out state-of-the-art 5G telecom services in the next four years, a senior official said, as the nation rushes to catch up with its Asian peers.
“We are not there yet,” Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said in an interview in New Delhi, adding that complete roll-out of 5G will be done by 2022. 
“5G won’t be driven by supply, it’ll be driven by demand and the rest of industry needs to wake up to this.”

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