What India's users might expect from the advent of 5G

Beginning this month, 5G services will be available to Indians.

Akash Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Jio Infocomm, declared that his business will put out 5G in honour of India's Independence Day. The largest telecom company in India said earlier this month that it will roll out 5G services in the first phase in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Lucknow, Jamnagar, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, and Kolkata. 

Bharti Airtel said that it will soon start providing 5G service in important cities, most likely Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata.

 The second part of this year is probably when the majority of services will debut.

Are there enough 5G devices in India?

According to Counterpoint Research, India's 5G device count reached 50 million in June, or around 12 percent  of the 600 million cellphones worldwide.

Although this is a small percentage, the scales are definitely tipping in favour of 5G because the quarter's 37 million unit average shipping rate included 29 percent of the highest-ever percentage of 5G devices.

Among the top companies selling 5G gadgets in India are Xiaomi, Samsung, Realme, Vivo, OnePlus, and Apple.

The average cost of the devices is currently fairly expensive, at $15,000 per unit, but when that cost drops to around $10,000, a critical mass of 5G customers will start to emerge.