Theme :-

  • At present the whole world is using 4G cellular communication technology, and a good number of users are still using 2G & 3G services.
  • Now, the world is looking towards implementing 5th generation cellular communication technology, which will have approximately 10 to 20 times faster internet speeds than the present 4G technology. And it will also have low latency, which means if a sender sends message, receiver will receive it in less than a millisecond. At present with 4G, it takes 30-70 milliseconds for the transmission from sender to receiver. 5G has lot of benefits… for example with such faster internet speeds and low latency, doctors can remotely perform surgeries, and also helps in developing advanced applications in various sectors. 
  • US, China, Japan & South Korea are already testing 5G services in their countries and especially US & China are in a race to become the first country in fully implementing 5G services. 
  • India is also planning to roll out 5G services by 2020.
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Yes :-

  • In 2017, Indian government has set up Rs. 500 crores fund for Research & Development of 5G Technology and thereby to roll out 5G by 2020, and it is also planning to auction 5G spectrum by January 2020.  so Indian government is ready for this transition. 
  • Internet users and hence the data consumption is increasing at a rapid rate in India. So, telecom companies can safely invest in 5G technology & can expect returns.
  • Chairman of Reliance Industries Limited, Mukesh Ambani has already said that Jio’s network is fully 5G ready & so, it is planning to roll out 5G services in India by 2020 
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No :-

  • Not all telecom companies are ready for 5G yet. Vodafone, one of the biggest telecom service provider in India is not in favor of auctioning 5G spectrum in 2020. They are in the opinion that India does not need 5G services yet. 
  • Airtel is not happy with the current prices of 5G spectrum auction.
  • The main reason behind all these things is that Indian telecom sector is in a huge debt of approximately 8 lakh crore rupees as of 2019. So, telecom companies do not afford to invest in the 5G technology.
  • They Did not get returns on the investment they put on 4G, telecom companies faced this situation with 3G too. They could not reap the benefits of the investment they put on 3G.
  • Till Sep 2016, many people were using 2G services because 3G services were expensive at that time. But when Jio launched cheap 4G services in September 2016, many users started buying 4G mobile to use 4G services. Though the main reason is the cheap prices of 4G, another important reason for this is… there is a lot of difference between 3G & 4G. With 4G, video calls services and the internet browsing speeds have improved a lot. So, people made the switch. But now many people may not invest in buying 5G handsets, because the present internet speeds are already enough for many people.  And definitely 5G services will be expensive considering the investment telecom service provides are going to invest. People may not be interested in spending more. So, there is a fear in telecom service providers that whether they will get returns or not. 
  • And as per the studies on 5G technology, it has security loopholes, because it is still in the starting stages. So, it is better to wait till the ecosystem is fully developed. 
  • India’s 4G internet speed is very low when compared with other countries. So, Launching 5G services will face the same issue. So, we cannot say that India is ready without upgrading the infrastructure first. 
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Conclusion :-

India is ready to implement 5G at par with the global launch, but we cannot expect full transition soon. It may take a few more years for the full transition to take place. 

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  • Nikita Soni, Dec 9, 2021 @ 8:45 pm Reply

    Yes according to me india is ready for 5g service because now days we know everything is possible by internet like online study, online shopping, work form home job.
    So we required 5g service for our comfort zone and its also our need
    So canclution that India is ready for 5g service

  • P. Kolandasamy, KMGIPSR,, Puducherry, Jul 3, 2021 @ 3:42 pm Reply

    Yes, we can wait. But we have to go for 5G. Our youth are working in USA, UK and Canada. If they come here for a month’s stay, they may need 5G, vice versa. Also if our students use 5G then only they get to experience it. It is need of the hour.

    • Sathiyan R, Oct 3, 2021 @ 1:45 pm Reply

      No sir I would like to say Our country is a vast country More than 85% peoples daily income is ₹300 only they not at all like the luxurious items they simply expect the basic needs, So they are not interested on it. Present 4G is enough for our country first of all our government should concentrate on GDP growth and paying debts on telecom then they should concentrate on it.

  • Deepak, Jun 4, 2021 @ 9:39 pm Reply

    India is not ready for 5G because india now face covid 19 pandemic second wave . Or radiation of 5G network also effect the life of people and the animal life , birds etc.

  • Shubam kumar, May 31, 2020 @ 9:37 pm Reply

    According to me it’s important to improve network structure in hilly areas specially there people are still facing to make coll each other …. it’s better to be strengthen network in that areas….then it can be implemented and data charges should not be costliest

  • mk, Jan 24, 2020 @ 1:01 am Reply

    according to me India is not ready for 5G network yet becouse in present time in india there are many places or villages which are not connected to a good mobile network system and many places are still in india where we can’t able to make a phone call instead to use a 5G network So i think before installation of 5G network , the mobile network company should focus to develop a good networ system and infrastructures.

  • Tinku Paul, Mar 19, 2019 @ 7:13 am Reply

    According to me in India should not launch 5G because it requires proper infrastructure otherwise it will be bad . Already telecom sector has huge debt in that case authority Will be able to invest more money ? In India people have use internet connection 24 hours may be work purpose , may be study and many people use it for entertainment or spend their time actually it’s addiction. people cannot stop it. As a result secvice providers are not able to provide secvice adequate as much as people required. Nowadays all the service providers like Airtel , Vodafone , Jio connection is getting slow, call drop sometimes network off so peoples are getting annoyed. Actually use is very much. There are several options to recharge for unlimited as a result people want to use it unlimitedly but service providers are going failure .so first must have changed infrastructure then 5G can launch.

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