25 May 2023

2,00,000th 5G Site Launched At Gangotri; Chardhams Are Now Covered With 5G Mobile Coverage

Dehradun: Union Minister for Communications, Railways and Electronics & IT Ashwini Vaishnaw and Pushkar Singh Dhami, Chief Minister of Uttarakhand launched 2,00,000th 5G site at Gangotri and dedicated fibre connectivity at Chardham to the Nation at Dehradun in Uttarakhand. Various senior officials from the Central and State Government also joined in person and virtually.

One of fastest 5G rollouts in world

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the 5G services on 1st Oct 2022 and within 8 months of launch, 2,00,000 sites covering 700 districts have been installed. 5G network has been rolled out in all 28 states and 8 UTs now.  This is one of the fastest 5G rollouts in the world.

Chardhams (Badrinath, Kedarnath,Gangotri, Yamnotri) are now covered with 5G Mobile coverage. Most of the Towers in Chardham yatra route also have now been connected.

Seamless access for pilgrims 

Fibre connectivity which supports extremely high Bandwidth will ensure extremely high internet bandwidth for seamless access for pilgrims visiting these locations and easing the lives of the public which is a part of Citizen-centric initiative of the Government. 

Voice & Video Call quality in & around temple premises and through the yatra route will henceforth be very good in spite of high numbers of footfall of pilgrimages. Further, the entire trekking path (6 km) from Ghangaria to Hem Kund Sahib has also been covered with Mobile Services.

One site installed per minute

Addressing the gathering Ashwini Vaishnaw said that the 5G rollout has been one of the fastest roll out in the world with one site installed per minute. He added that it’s a matter of pride that 2,00,000th 5G site is commissioned in Gangotri, Char Dham.  

India has over 100 patents in 6G technology

Vaishnaw also said that in line with Prime Minister’s vision to lead in the 6G technology development, India has over 100 patents in 6G technology, which shows the prowess of the talented engineers and innovators of the country.  

USA has shown interest for Indian 4G/5G Technology Stack

He further said, developed countries like USA are showing interest in Indian 4G/5G technology stack. He thanked the Uttarakhand Government for the support and faster clearances that helped in setting up Telecom services in Uttarakhand at a very faster pace. 

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said, India is setting global standards in 5G and India has come out as leader in mobile manufacturing. 

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