According to the Telecom Department, 5G technology is capable of delivering ten times better download speed than 4G and using spectrum three times more efficiently.
The acceptance of 5G technology is increasing rapidly all over the world, meanwhile people are not completely unanimous about this technology in India. The fear of radiation and its dangers regarding 5G remains among Indians. Recently, actress Juhi Chawla has moved the court against this technology. On the contrary, this technology is being vigorously adopted in many countries.
Mobile users on 5G networks in South Korea reached more than 15 million last month. The data was released on Monday, in which telecom operators are competing to get more users on the latest generation network. As per data from the Ministry of Science and ICT, as of the end of April, 5G subscriptions stood at 15.15 million, which was 21.25 per cent of the total 71.27 million mobile subscriptions in the country.
South Korea has a population of 52 million. The latest figures indicate a slowdown in 5G user growth compared to the beginning of the year. According to the Yonhap news agency report, the country added around 671,000 5G subscriptions since March last month, while January added more than 1 million 5G users in the month.
Since the launch of the Galaxy S21 series by Samsung in January, major smartphone makers are yet to release flagship devices in the local market. Last month, top mobile carrier SK Telecom had the highest number of 5G subscribers at 7.07 million, followed by KT Crop with 4.6 million and LG Uplus with 3.47 million. Telecom operators have rolled out more affordable 5G smartphones, such as Samsung Electronics’ ‘Galaxy Jump’, in recent months to accelerate user migration from previous-generation networks.
South Korea’s telecom operators first launched the 5G network in April 2019.
What is the condition of 5G in India
In India, the Department of Telecommunications (Dot) Telecom has given 6 months time to Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio and Vodafone for 5G internet testing across the country. Dot can ask companies for 5G internet testing in urban areas as well as in rural areas. An official source said that the public sector telecom company MTNL can take permission for 5G testing by depositing a fee of five thousand rupees. The company will then be given spectrum for testing.
Telecom operators have been allowed testing in 700 MHz band, 3.3-3.6 gigahertz (GHz) band and 24.25-28.5 GHz band at various locations in the country. Dot has allowed 5G internet testing to Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung and C-DOT and companies using technology from Chinese companies have not been allowed. An industry source said that Reliance Jio will use Samsung’s network equipment, including its technology, for 5G internet testing. However, Jio and Samsung have not commented on this.
5G testing in the country will be done in many parts of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Gujarat and Hyderabad. Bharti Airtel will conduct testing in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru while Jio has applied for testing in Delhi, Mumbai, Gujarat and Hyderabad. According to the Department of Telecommunications, 5G technology is capable of delivering ten times better download speed than 4G and using spectrum three times more efficiently.
(with IANS/language input)
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