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While 4G is hardly over here, a few telecom companies are clamouring over it. 4G is still in its nascent stages in India. However, telecom companies are looking at 5G in a big way. At the moment, 5G is in an experimental stage and is not commercially available anywhere. While 4G too is gearing up and slowly garnering attention in India, 5G too is being developed.
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In India only Airtel, Vodafone and Idea offer 4G LTE services and that too in select cities. Airtel is by far the only netowrk in India that has gone full-fledged with its 4G LTE operations. Vodafone and Idea are still launching their 4G networks before their networks go full swing with 4G.
Lets look at 5 things to know about 5G technology before it makes a début?
It will be super fast internet, one like that is never seen before. Its not about how much data you will consume, but it will be about how much speed you get using 5G.
5G is all about innovation. It will also call for 5G compatible gadgets and innovative gadgets. Its also about IoT, so gadgets and devices are paired with it.
Being fast technology, it will also be very very costly. In fact, it will be a luxury and not really the one everyone can afford. It goes much beyond the affordability of 4G or even 3G.
Being an expensive technology, it will be difficult to implement as it could have a hard time finding takers. The expensive technology will require lot of investment and will require government friendly policies to implement.
Leading global telecom operators including China Mobile, Vodafone, Bharti Airtel and SoftBank have joined hands to launch five-year programme GTI 2.0, which aims to advance existing 4G technology and industrialization of 5G technologies.