PM launches 5G services, calls it 'historic day' for 21st century India

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched 5G services in the country, saying it was a "historic day for 21st century India" and added that the technology will revolutionise the country's telecom sector.

Launching the service at the four-day India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2022 at Pragati Maidan in the national capital, Modi spoke about the benefits of 5G in India and how the service will help the country's technological revolution.

He also spoke about key pillars that will support the Digital India movement, including the need for affordable technology and a widespread network.

The Prime Minister stressed on manufacturing of smart phones in India and said how it will ensure a reduction in device costs.

"Till 2014 we used to import 100 per cent of our mobile phones. That's why we decided to become 'atmanirbhar' in this particular area. In India, we now have 200 mobile phone manufacturing units now," he said.

Modi also mentioned that India had 25 crore internet connections back in 2014, a number which has now increased to 85 crore.

More internet users are coming onboard from rural areas, he said, adding that 5G will play a key role in how users new and old will benefit from the internet and its possibilities.

"Many people used to make fun of my atmanirbhar Bharat, but we increased mobile phone manufacturing units in India. Eight years ago, there were only two mobile manufacturing units in India. Today, there are over 200 units. We are at number 2 in the world and are exporting our mobile phones to world," the Prime Minister noted.

Modi said that at the time of 2G, 3G, 4G, India was dependent on other natios for technology, but with 5G, the country has created a new history.

"With 5G, India is setting a global standard in telecom technology for the first time."

The Prime Minister went on to say that with the increase in digital connectivity, the country has witnessed a multiplier effect.

"We have taken digital from the elite to the grassroots in India, and this has led to innovation in the country."

Earlier, the Prime Minister virtually interacted with metro workers, who were present inside a tunnel, via 5G technology.

5G will be launched in select cities on Saturday and it will progressively cover the entire country over the next couple of years.

The cumulative economic impact of 5G on India is estimated to reach $450 billion by 2035.

The cumulative economic impact of 5G on India is estimated to reach $450 billion by 2035.



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  • mohan prabhu, mangalore/canada

    Sat, Oct 01 2022

    5G is frowned upon by Canada and the US (acting in unison) because it undermines national security or.. is it because China has an edge on it... witness the drama played in Canada with its conspirators on the M.D. of the Chinese 5G firm.

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Sat, Oct 01 2022

    People, 5G is best technology available so far in the world ....In US we use 700-850-1900-2100-2500-3500(CBRS). 4000(C Band) MHZ and 28 GHZ Spectrum....none of these are harmful to humans... Higher the frequency higher the throughput and lesser the distance it can cover and smaller the size of Transmit and Receive antennas... I have seen birds putting nests on the 5G Antennas...and there is a law in US if there is a nest we cannot work on these from March to October ( Breeding season of the birds)... Biggest advantage of 5G is its very high throughput and very low Latency....which makes it IDEAL for 'Self Driving Vehicles' , 'Robotics' and 'Internet Of Things' and 'Artificial Intelligence'..... People here Criticizing 5G does not know what is 5G....Ignorance is a bliss for them.... Last word here Modiji looks handsome with his new Sun Glasses .... ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 01 2022

    People didn't know anything until they took toxic jabs, people wouldn't know what might happen with increased radiation as it takes long term studies to find their side effects. It is beneficial only to govts as it improves its capability of surveillance of people through the Health IDs & Face Recognition technology in CCTVs to snoop on privacy of people & its opposition leaders. Simple question to those whose bliss is thought as scientific by adding Science as suffix, why brain tumors have multiplied only after cell phones came into use? Why Cell phones carry a booklet in small print explaining about ill effects of their radiations? Why police who used to carry their wireless transmitters got tumors in their necks where their antennas were? Microwaves in any range will carry their own radiation levels. And a word of praise about outward looks of any leaders is just enhanced by make up artists who deserve real praise.

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 02 2022

    Correct EV's can be self driven but high powered emf pulse can be used to target individuals on EVs using 5G Street Lamps for sudden cardiac arrest or brain stroke as these body function also operate on human neuro and cardiac electrical system related to 5G frequencies. Watch John Desouza uncensored (Ex FBI) talks about or related to it.

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 01 2022

    "Several eminent scientists in the country have begun a crusade to caution the Government against rushing into auctioning of spectrum for the industry to roll-out 5G technology based services in the country. These scientists are campaigning, writing letters to Government and Parliamentarians and other opinion makers. The list of such concerned scientists includes well-known names such as: 1. Prof V S Ramamurthy, former Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology 2. Dr T Ramasami, also a former Secretary of DST and a former Director-General of CSIR 3. Prof Girish Kumar, Deparment of Electronics, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Bombay, who has written a book on EMF radiation hazards 4. Dr L V Krishnan, former Director of Safety Research and Health Physics Programmes at the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam 5. Dr P C Kesavan, a noted radiobiologist and a former Dean, School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi 6. Dr R S Sharma of Indian Council for Medical Research, Delhi, who has studied RF radiation effects on rats 7. Dr Mahadevan Srinivasan, a former atomic scientist at Baba Atomic Research Centre (BARC)"

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  • Af,,,, Mangaluru

    Sat, Oct 01 2022


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  • Af,,,, Mangaluru

    Sat, Oct 01 2022

    People want GANJI Not 5G

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sat, Oct 01 2022

    this will affect the environment studies just implementation for the sake of 40% to party funds...andh bhakts bajao taali.

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 01 2022

    Unlike 2G, 3G, 4G 5G is more of military technology used for mind control, crowd control, voice to skull, high radiation emf attacks... Sub 6GHz should be fine but due to more towers required and 10 to (latest)100 times more radiation than 4G more likely to cause cancers as per many Divine warnings. Speedwise good but it is like almost being microwaved if one spends more time near 5G towers or on mobile set. It would have been still ok had Bill Gates not injected graphene oxide in the name of Covid for his global transhumanism or walking wifi project. ////// At 60 GHz it impacts oxygen absorption or breathlessness and wuhan was the first chinese city pilot tested 5G in January 2020 so covid deaths were more likely due 5G than corona virus itself and Bill Gates and his financed WHO and communist chinese wanted more death numbers or stats to push their global graphene oxide based vaccine, which is highly electromagnetic, in the name of producing spike protein or antibodies. This 5G and graphene oxide give rise to marburg type bleeding disease internal and external as per Divine warnings. And in the name of this marburg as a another virus pandemic eugenicist Bill Gates may again bring out and push his slow depopulating injections to make more billions through his ongoing vaccine business.

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  • Ahmed, Bangalore

    Sat, Oct 01 2022

    5G is already available in other countries since more than a year. Koi kamaal ki baat nahi hai

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 01 2022

    Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, and Priyanka Gandhi ....5G ... Add Menaka Gandhi and Varun Gandhi.....7G!!!

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  • Jerome Dsouza, Suratkal

    Sat, Oct 01 2022

    First time in the history launched 5G on time when world is enjoying same.

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 01 2022

    5G is launched without studying their impact on environment, birds, bees & living beings which get constantly get bombarded with EMF radiation which many scientists have warned about & their side effects only will be known after a few years. They are blamed to cause covid like symptoms & increase in cancers too. nobody knows what might happen, but a new variant will be blamed if these things manifest.

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