Earlier this year, 5G trials out in most of the cities by telecom operators Airtel, JIO, and Vi. A survey noticed that 13 cities across the country will get 5G technology in the beginning. News speculated around the merger of 5Gi into 5G.
The Telecommunications Development Society of India said that all the telecom service providers and stakeholders decided to merge 5Gi with the global standard on 5G.
Further, the operation of the telecommunications organizational partner 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) has agreed to the plan of the merger of 5Gi into 5G.
The officials of telecom operations said that 5G technology remains anticipated to provide an enhanced user experience in terms of data download rates. After that, 5G services will roll out in India. To meet the needs of the domestic market, 5Gi technology standards focus on rural (extended) coverage.
The 3GPP project covers cellular telecommunications technologies along with radio access, core network, and service capabilities. It offers a complete system description for mobile telecommunications.
A source confirmed that 5G services will be available in up to 13 cities across the country in 2022. The analyst declares that the prices of 5G might not be lower than 4G. They considered the recent tariff hikes and operators aiming for an ARPU of Rs. 300 per month. “They are expected to be similar to 4G prices to attract more subscribers and encourage upgrades.