Prime Minister Narendra Modi Launches 5G Services

5G wireless technology promises to open up new economic and societal benefits in India, acting as a transformative force. Estimations suggest it could add $450 billion to India’s GDP by 2035.

The Prime Minister visited Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea booths to experience their technologies first-hand. Use cases demonstrated for him included precision drone-based farming; high security routers with AI cyber threat detection platforms; an Ambupod Smart Ambulance; Sewage Monitoring System as well as Augmented/Virtual/Mix Reality in Education and Skill Development.


Fifth Generation (5G) Internet is anticipated to bring with it new economic opportunities and act as a transformative force within Indian society. Offering speeds multiple times faster than 4G connectivity with no latency issues whatsoever, will enable billions of connected devices to share real time data thereby revolutionising sectors like health care, education, agriculture and disaster monitoring.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif noted that 5G technology would go far beyond providing fast internet access; rather, it has the power to transform lives. He encouraged telecom operators investments in universities and high schools so young students can participate in developing future wireless technology.

Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea all showcased their 5G offerings at this event. Reliance Jio specifically showcased an application connecting a teacher from Mumbai with children located throughout India via video conferencing – thus eliminating physical distance between them.


While hailing the development of 5G, Prime Minister Modi asserted that its success is more than simply technology related; rather it will help transform lives and transform society as a whole. He further noted that his government always operates with good intentions in mind, while never forgetting those less fortunate than themselves.

He applauded the telecom industry for their hard work and commitment to 5G technology, emphasizing the need to build an ecosystem for new technologies while encouraging industry players to take advantage of all that 5G offers them.

Over the next couple of years, 5G will be gradually introduced across India through select cities. Telecom giants Jio, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone-Idea have committed to offering this service; their aim is to cover every town, taluka and tehsil of India with coverage. At this event were some of the country’s top business leaders including Reliance Industries’ Mukesh Ambani; Sunil Bharti Mittal of Bharti Airtel; Kumar Mangalam Birla of Aditya Birla Group;


At Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled 5G services at India Mobile Congress’s sixth edition. A PMO release stated that Prime Minister stressed the need to implement technology that is secure and independent of foreign influence as it will support New Delhi’s vision of becoming a global economic and technological powerhouse.

The Prime Minister visited various telecom operators and technology providers to understand the indigenous development of end-to-end 5G technology. He stopped by Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea stands, speaking to representatives from each company before playing video games at one stall.

Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman of Vodafone Idea, applauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for leading India into an exciting technological era and ushering in 5G applications that will open up limitless opportunities in future.


5G services will support ultra-high speed internet and bring economic and societal gains for India’s development, serving as a driving force of change in various ways. They will begin being released across select cities this weekend before eventually expanding nationally over time.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled India’s inaugural 5G telephony services during the sixth edition of India Mobile Congress in Delhi. Attending this event were telecom industry leaders such as Mukesh Ambani of Reliance Group, Sunil Bharti Mittal of Bharti Airtel and Kumar Mangalam Birla from Vodafone Idea.

PM Modi was given a guided tour by various telecom operators and technology providers to get an inside look at their new services. He applauded India’s indigenous 5G development and its speed of data transfer; also noted the increasing affordability of smartphones as well as internet connectivity in rural areas; adding that ‘Digital India’ means providing digital access for all sections of society.