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PM Modi launches 5G services in India today; Jio, Airtel and VI will go live

Capable of supporting ultra-high-speed internet, the fifth generation or 5G service is expected to unlock new economic opportunities and societal benefits, serving as a transformational force for Indian society.

The three major telecom operators in the country will each present a use case to the Prime Minister to show the potential of 5G technology in India. Reliance Jio, Chairman of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), Mukesh Ambani will connect a teacher from a school in Mumbai with students from three different locations in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Odisha.

This, according to official sources, will demonstrate how 5G will facilitate education by bringing teachers closer to students, erasing the physical distance between them. He will demonstrate the power of on-screen augmented reality (AR) and how it is being used to teach children across the country, remotely, without the need for an AR device.

In the Airtel demo, a girl from Uttar Pradesh will attend a vivid and immersive educational experience to learn about the solar system using virtual reality and augmented reality. The girl will share her learning experience with the Prime Minister by appearing on the slides through a hologram.

The Vodafone Idea test case will demonstrate the safety of workers in a Delhi Metro tunnel under construction through the creation of a ‘digital twin’ of the tunnel on the slide. The digital twin will help provide real-time worker safety alerts from a remote location. Modi will take a live demo of the slides to monitor the work in real time through the use of virtual reality and artificial intelligence.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch 5G services in India on 1 October 2022 and will also inaugurate the 6th edition of India Mobile Congress 2022 to be held from 1-4 October 2022 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi,” the statement added.

The various use cases that will be presented to the Prime Minister in the exhibition include drone-based precision agriculture; highly secure routers and AI-based cyber threat detection platforms; automated guided vehicles; smart ambulances; augmented reality/virtual reality/mixed reality in education and skills development; wastewater monitoring system; smart-agri program and health diagnosis, among others.

5G offers several times the speed of 4G, supports lag-free connectivity, and can enable billions of connected devices to share data in real time. This will help provide seamless coverage, high data rate, low latency, and highly reliable communications. Also, it will increase power efficiency, spectrum efficiency and network efficiency. 5G technology will help connect billions of Internet of Things devices, enable higher quality video services with high-speed mobility, the provision of critical services such as telesurgery and self-driving cars, among others.

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