The 5G network has started in the country from October this year. At present, two major telecom companies of the country Jio and Airtel are providing 5G network. But now the government telecom company BSNL is also fully ready to enter this segment. Union Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnav told that BSNL’s 5G services will be started in the next 5 to 7 months.
It is believed that BSNL’s 5G services will be cheaper than Jio and Airtel. However, right now both the companies are providing 5G facility on 4G plan only. But it is certain that after the end of the Welcome Plan period of the companies, you will have to pay more money than 4G.
1.35 lakh towers will be updated
Union Telecom and Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said on Thursday that state-owned BSNL’s 4G technology will be updated to 5G in the next 5-7 months. He said that it will be started in 1.35 lakh telecom towers of the company in the country. Vaishnav said the government plans to increase the Telecom Technology Development Fund from Rs 500 crore to Rs 4,000 crore per year to encourage indigenous innovation.
BSNL will compete with private companies
In response to a question asked by Kotak Bank CEO Uday Kotak about the role of BSNL in the telecom sector, Vaishnav said that BSNL will be in a very strong position in the telecom sector. He said that BSNL has about 1,35,000 mobile towers across the country. The company has a very strong presence in rural areas, where other telecom companies are yet to reach completely.
How to check if you have 5G in your area
Users using Airtel service can very easily check whether this service has started in their area or not. For this, download the Airtel Thanks app on your smartphone. Apart from this, you can also check this service from PC or laptop. With the help of supported tools released by Airtel, many people have taken information about this service so far.
Follow these steps to check with Airtel Thanks app
1. First of all open this app in the smartphone.
2. After this, after turning on the location, give permission.
3. Now click on check if your phone is 5G enabled.
4. After clicking, wait for some time.
5. As soon as the process of testing starts, if green color appears on 5G handset, 5G Software, 5G Device setting, then understand that you can use this service in your area.
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