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Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the much-anticipated 5G services at the 6th edition of India Mobile Congress 2022 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi on Saturday.

“The rollout of 5G is a gift from the telecom industry to 130 million Indians. It is a step towards a new era in the country, it is the beginning of infinite possibilities,” said PM Modi in his speech following the launch of 5G.

According to Modi, the country’s wait for 5G technology is over and the benefits of “Digital India” will soon reach every village.

After a successful 5G spectrum auction, the country is likely to witness the rollout of the long-awaited high-speed 5G mobile services around Diwali in 13 Indian cities.

Later, PM Modi toured the exhibition and watched one use case at a time to see the potential of 5G technology in India.

The 5G services aim to provide seamless coverage, high data rate, low latency and a highly reliable communication system. It will also increase energy efficiency, spectrum efficiency and grid efficiency.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi witnessed several 5G use cases firsthand here on Saturday, along with remote driving and enjoying augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) via wearable devices.

Opening the four-day India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2022 at Pragati Maidan in the state capital, Modi visited several 5G pavilions and encouraged domestic startups to develop 5G use cases.

At the stand of Swedish telecom giant Ericsson, Modi drove a car in Sweden using a 5G-enabled solution.

He also visited a booth of a consortium of nearly 100 domestic startups working on developing 5G solutions to solve India’s real-time problems in healthcare, education, disaster management, etc.

At the Jio Pavilion, Modi saw the real 5G devices displayed in the pavilion and experienced the use cases through Jio Glass.

The Prime Minister also spent time understanding the indigenous development of end-to-end 5G technology by a team of Jio engineers and how 5G can help bridge the gap between urban and rural healthcare.

The India Mobile Congress (IMC), which claims to be the largest telecommunications, media and technology forum in Asia, is jointly organized by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI).