Excited About 5G? Know What Will Change With 5G, And How Much You Need To Pay For It!!

The auction of 5G spectrum started by the central government on July 26 has finally ended. Telecom companies got leases for 20 years on different frequencies. A total of 72 GHz 5G spectrum were available for auction. During the auction of 5G spectrum, on an average, Reliance Jio Infocomm bought spectrum worth Rs 88,078 crore, Airtel 43,084 crore, Vodafone-Idea 18,784 crore while Adani Data Networks, the first entrant in telecom world, bought spectrum worth Rs 212 crore.

So let us know a few details about 5G spectrum.

What difference will the arrival of 5G make?

Compared to 4G spectrum, the user will get more technical facilities in 5G. Internet download speed which is limited to 150 megabytes per second in 4G, it can go up to 10 GB per second in 5G. While the upload speed in 5G will also be up to 1 GB per second, which is only up to 50 Mbps in 4G network. Due to the better range of 5G network than 4G, it will be able to connect with many more devices without reducing the speed.

Will data plans become expensive after its arrival?

The question arises about the cost to be paid for 5G internet. Since the spectrum auction in India has been completed some time back, in such a situation, telecom companies can give information about their plans soon. However, due to the cost of bringing in the new technology in market, the price of 5G service is expected to be higher than 4G.

If we see the difference in the prices of 4G and 5G in the countries where 5G services have been launched, then it is revealed that in the US, where 4G unlimited services had to be spent up to $ 68, while 5G This difference has increased to $ 89. This difference varies under different plans. 5G plans are 10 to 30 percent more expensive than 4G.

However, this difference is expected to be less in India, as the cost of data in India has been among the lowest in the world over the years. In March this year, Airtel’s CTO Randeep Sekhon had said that 5G plans will be kept around 4G. Nokia India’s CTO Randeep Raina has also said in an interview that the prices of the plans will be kept low for the early rollout of 5G in India.

When will people start getting 5G services?

The central government claims that they can launch 5G services by October of this year. According to media reports, 5G services will start in 12 cities for testing from September itself. However, it may take till the first quarter of 2023 for full coverage.

What other facilities will be available?

With the launch of 5G, speculations are being made that it will change our lives, businesses and the way we work. The advanced technology and high capabilities of 5G will connect everything together – home, driverless car, smart office, smart city and advanced artificial intelligence.

It is expected that 5G technology will play a big role in the field of artificial intelligence and data collection. The next generation of wireless technology won’t just be limited to phones now.

Will there be more towers for 5G services?

A special feature of 5G is that it will use the same radio frequencies on which existing mobile data, Wi-Fi and satellite communication is running as of now. Therefore there will be no requirement to install any additional towers in your neighborhood for 5G network.

Which companies got which spectrum?

The Telecom Department put out a total of 72,097.85 MHz of spectrum in the auction for next 20 years. The Telecom Minister said that out of the total spectrum put up for auction, 71% spectrum has been sold as of now. Giving information about it, the Telecom Minister said that Reliance Jio Infocomm has won the highest bid in the spectrum auction. Reliance has purchased a total of 24,740Mhz spectrum and placed bids for 700Mhz, 800Mhz, 1800Mhz, 3300Mhz and 26Ghz spectrum.

Bharti Airtel was at number two in the race. Airtel has purchased 19,867Mhz spectrum. Vodafone-Idea has purchased 6228Mhz spectrum. Adani Data Networks, a first foray into the world of telecommunications, has bought 400Mhz spectrum by bidding for 26Ghz airwave spectrum. Let us inform you that for the first time in the country, the auction of 5G spectrum started on July 26, which has ended on August 1, 2022.

Let us tell you that earlier during the auction of 4G spectrum, a total of Rs 77815 crore was bid. Now during the auction of 5G spectrum, the government’s income from spectrum auction has almost doubled. During the 5G spectrum auction, companies have bid for spectrum worth Rs 1,50,173 crore.