5G launch in India: PM Modi's firsthand experience of technology, courtesy Akash Ambani | Watch

Published on Oct 01, 2022 11:38 AM IST

Before he launched India's 5G services, the prime minister was given a demonstration by the young Reliance Jio honcho.

PM Modi with Akash Ambani (ANI)
PM Modi with Akash Ambani (ANI)
By, New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched India's 5G services at the 6th edition of the India Mobile Congress (IMC) at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. Before the launch, PM Modi was given a demo of the technology by Akash Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Jio.

Also Read: PM Modi launches India's 5G services at Mobile Congress

News agency ANI shared a video of the prime minister being briefed by the young business executive.

It is to be noted that Reliance Jio is among three telecom giants who will, on the first day of the event, showcase a test case each in front of the prime minister; the other two operators are Airtel and Vodafone Idea. The Mumbai-headquartered business group recently announced it will launch ‘the world’s fastest 5G services,' by Diwali.

Also Read: Mukesh Ambani says Jio will launch 5G services across India by December 2023

Meanwhile, PM Modi also ‘test drove’ a car in Europe from the venue of the exhibition.

India Mobile Congress 2022

In the first phase, 5G services will be rolled out in thirteen cities: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Jamnagar, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai and Pune. In the next two years, it will be introduced across the whole country.

Also Read: 5G services to be launched in these Indian cities first. Check yours in the list

India Mobile Congress is organised jointly by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI). The exhibition will conclude on Tuesday.

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