The roll-out of 5G connectivity is one of the most awaited developments in the field of communications this year. All across the nation, the Centre is looking forward to giving a major push in the communication sector. One of the main development includes infrastructure development for smooth 5G connectivity. To achieve this huge task, telecom industry will add 8 lakh mobile towers to ensure high-speed connectivity. In the next 24 months, these towers will be added across the country. At present, the total number of towers in India is approximately 6.8 lakhs.
As of now, 13 cities will have 5G connectivity which includes Delhi, Gurugram, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Jamnagar, Ahemdabad, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Pune and Gandhinagar.
5G Connectivity Roll Out Details
We all know the importance of connectivity, especially during the pandemic. Data packs have been the top priority for all of us in these tough times. So, moving ahead with the 5G connectivity will surely help lot more many people. Not to forget India is the largest consumer of internet facilities and telecommunication sector. But the increment in tower numbers over radiation issue is also an important matter. If sources are to believe, the tower density will increase to 1/1000 from 0.4/1000 by the financial year 2024. Under this, more than 15 lakh towers will be present by FY 2024.
One important aspect of tower installation is optical fibre addition. At present, around 34% of towers have optical fibres and in the next two years, it is supposed to reach 70%. In addition, the government is also planning to set up a National Fibre Authority [NFA].
With a high 5G connectivity, India can lead in areas of innovation and various services. Such as business, education sector, healthcare services, entertainment sector, digital information sector and many more areas of work. The plans are under discussion as the government is moving ahead to scale up the infrastructure. The aim is to provide a vast well connected digital pool that can easily support new-age technology. This includes Augmented and Virtual reality casts, autonomous driving and smart home solutions.