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100 million subscribers using 5G in India: Devusinh Chauhan tells Lok Sabha

Telecom service providers have also committed a total investment of Rs 2 lakh crore, including a commitment of Rs 1.5 lakh crore for spectrum acquired through auction in July-August 2022

100 million subscribers using 5G in India: Devusinh Chauhan tells Lok Sabha

Wednesday December 06, 2023 , 2 min Read

The 5G networks have rolled out in 738 districts across the country, and around 100 million subscribers are using these services, marking one of the fastest fifth-generation rollouts in the world, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.

Telecom service providers have also committed a total investment of Rs 2 lakh crore, including a commitment of Rs 1.5 lakh crore for spectrum acquired through auction in July-August 2022, Minister of State for Communications Devusinh Chauhan said in a written reply in Lok Sabha.

"As of November 24, 2023, 5G networks have been rolled out in 738 districts across the country and a total of 3,94,298 base stations have been installed with around 100 million subscribers using 5G services," he informed.

India, he said, has seen one of the fastest 5G rollouts, globally.

"Further Gross Revenue of Telecom service providers has crossed Rs 3 lakh crore for the first time in FY 2022-23," Chauhan said.

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