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List of supported 5G bands in India

PM Narendra Modi officially has launched the commercial 5G services in India on 1st October, 2022, at the inauguration of the 6th edition of India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2022.

Key takeaways:

  • The low-band frequencies include: 600 MHz (n71), 700 MHz (n28), 800 MHz (n20), 900 MHz (n8), 1800 MHz (n3), 2100 MHz (n1), 2300 MHz (n40), and 2500 MHz (n41).
  • In contrast, the mid-band frequency is 3500 MHz (n78), and 3700 (n77).
  • Lastly, the spectrum also includes a high-band frequency of up to 26 GHz (n258), known as mmWave. All telecom operators have acquired all kinds of frequency bands.

Airtel has rolled out its 5G network and services in 8 cities first, including Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi, and Bangalore. According to Airtel’s statement, they will cover all urban areas by March 2023 and the entire nation by March 2024. As of now their is no statement or update about rural locations.

On the other hand Jio has already stated rolling out its 5G network and services by Diwali 2022 and they aims to deliver 5G in every district and taluka by December 2023 at the most affordable rates.

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Vi (Vodafone and Idea) is struggling with funding issues still they have release a statement that even they are working too to launch 5G very soon but no specific date has been released.

Here’s how to check mobile’s 5G compatibility.

Just enter in setting app and look for mobile networks and look for mode that says 5G. If you can see something like below image then your mobile supports 5G network.

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Here’s how to check the supported 5G bands.

Just visit the website of your mobile manufacturer and check the specifications section, there you’ll find all the supported 5G bands in detail and you can compare them with above mentioned list.

For instant, I have seen mine on Samsung’s website and I can see almost every band is supported.

Conclusion.

I hope now everything would be easier for you to check everything about 5G in mobile. Even tough the 5G is commercially launched in India but it will take more than 2 years to reach PAN India.


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