India launches 5G services, Modi calls it step in new era

India launches 5G services, Modi calls it step in new era

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched 5G services in India, calling it a “step towards the new era.”

NEW DELHI — Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services in India on Saturday, calling it a “step towards the new era.”

The launch in select cities will cover the entire country over the next couple of years, a government statement said.

Modi launched the much-awaited services that aim to provide seamless coverage, high data rate, less delay in internet connectivity and highly reliable communications in presence of India’s telecom leaders in New Delhi.

“This event will be etched in history,” Modi said at the launch. He said it was a “step towards the new era in the country” and “the beginning of infinite opportunities.”

Bharti Airtel is rolling out its 5G services in eight cities on Saturday and has set March 2024 as the deadline for countrywide coverage for as many as 5,000 towns.

Reliance Jio telecom company plans to start from four metropolitan areas in October and hopes to reach most cities and towns in 18 months.

The government said that the cumulative economic impact of 5G on India is expected to reach $450 billion by 2035.

Research agency OMDIA projects that with 369 million 5G subscriptions — over half the total global 5G subscriptions currently — India will be just behind China and the U.S. in world rankings by 2026. India would have ousted Japan from the third spot with 147 million customers, according to Business Standard newspaper.

NEWS RELATED

20 of the most majestic mountain peaks in the world

These mountains are worth the hike (iStock.com/agustavop) Mount Khuiten (Mongolia) The journey to Mongolia’s highest mountain requires crossing a vast, barren landscape before breaching miles of lush snow. Standing at 14,350 feet, Mount Khuiten is surrounded by wilderness, making it one of the most remote mountains in the world. Khuiten ...

View more: 20 of the most majestic mountain peaks in the world

Teen girls struck in South Vancouver pedestrian collision, police say

A teenage girl was sent to hospital after a vehicle stuck her and a friend while crossing a road in South Vancouver Friday night. Vancouver police said three girls were crossing East 49 Ave. at Inverness Street just after 9 p.m. when two of them were struck. The girl sent ...

View more: Teen girls struck in South Vancouver pedestrian collision, police say

Police warn about suspects looking through mailboxes

London, Ont., police are reminding residents to keep an eye on their mailboxes after a string of incidents in November. They received several complains of people reportedly looking through unlocked mailboxes across the city between Nov. 9 and 23. When approached by homeowners, the suspects reportedly told them that they ...

View more: Police warn about suspects looking through mailboxes

Activision Blizzard sees second successful union drive

QA workers at Blizzard Albany, formerly Vicarious Visions, join their colleagues at Raven in the Game Workers Alliance.

View more: Activision Blizzard sees second successful union drive

3 holiday romance novels that will get you hot this winter

Winter time is the perfect time to snuggle up with a romantic “winter themed” rom com novel. Getty Images The winter holiday romance novel has become a staple of the holiday reading season. You’ll know one when you see it — its cover might be graced with candy canes, ...

View more: 3 holiday romance novels that will get you hot this winter

‘Spam figgy pudding’ sells out ahead of the holidays

They really took the line “Now, bring us some figgy pudding,” seriously. The makers of Spam have introduced Figgy Pudding — a festive twist on the product’s original recipe — right in time for the holidays. But the “limited-time purchase” is apparently so popular, it has already sold out on ...

View more: ‘Spam figgy pudding’ sells out ahead of the holidays

Yelm coach reportedly assaulted by Bellevue fan at state playoff football game, police say

Dec. 3—An assistant football coach from Yelm High School was assaulted after a state tournament playoff game against Bellevue High School at Art Crate Field in Spanaway last Saturday. Yelm won a close game against Bellevue in the state playoffs semifinal round. As the Yelm assistant coach was walking off ...

View more: Yelm coach reportedly assaulted by Bellevue fan at state playoff football game, police say

7 Caribbean Islands With Rich Holiday Traditions To Visit This Winter

Visit Jamaica Gingerbread men and nativity scenes, Christmas trees and eggnog, caroling, turkey dinner, and the words Behave, Santa’s watching: These things mean Christmas to most. But in the islands of the Caribbean, it goes more like this: pasteles and Magi, century plants and spiked sorrel, masquerades, Jumbie Table, ...

View more: 7 Caribbean Islands With Rich Holiday Traditions To Visit This Winter

New Details Released After Westchester Crash That Killed Sergeant, 53, Due To Retire In Months

Former Rolling Stones Bassist Bill Wyman Survived on Rations in Wartime London and Lived Without Electricity and Heat Until Adulthood

Suspect in woman's killing in Moorhead is arrested

Fatal accident overnight in Allegheny County

The Snow In Irving Berlin's White Christmas Was Actually A Very Deadly Substance

Ibrahim Khan, chief of staff to Attorney General Letitia James, resigns amid sexual harassment allegations

England Seeks Win Over Senegal in 2022 World Cup Round of 16: Here's How to Watch

France Repeat Quest Begins With Poland in 2022 World Cup Round of 16: Here's How to Watch

Bulls' LaVine, DeRozan, Vučević Must Be Better, Even After Lineup Change

NY Times staffers threaten 24-hour walkout after 20 months of unsuccessful union negotiations

Lukas Dhont Says Belgium’s Oscar Entry ‘Close’ “Came From A Deeply Personal Place” – Contenders International

DirecTV And Fox Reach Carriage Renewal, Averting Blackout

OTHER NEWS

Breaking thailand news, thai news, thailand news Verified News Story Network