Samsung India said on Wednesday that it will roll out a software update for its vast portfolio of 5G devices in the country by the middle of next month. Also Read – Google Pixel 6a and Pixel 7 series will soon get 5G support in India
The company said in a statement to IANS that it is currently working with carrier partners to easily roll out a 5G experience to users. Read also – Jio-bp to create a charging network for electric vehicles in M&M workshops and dealerships
“We are working closely with our carrier partners and are committed to rolling out OTA updates across all our 5G devices by mid-November 2022, allowing Indian consumers to seamlessly experience 5G,” a Samsung India spokesperson told IANS. Also Read – Apple iPhone likely to get 5G support in India by December 2022: Report
“Samsung has been a pioneer in the development of 5G technology since 2009 and has taken a leading role in standardizing 5G technology globally,” the company spokesperson added.
In India, Samsung has the largest portfolio of 5G devices.
The announcement came as the government held a meeting of phone manufacturers and telecom service providers on Wednesday to ensure a smooth transition towards new technology.
Prioritizing software upgrade will enable early adoption of 5G technology in India.
Airtel and Jio have rolled out 5G services in major metros in a phased manner. There are no plans to roll out 5G from Vodafone-Idea yet.
India is home to more than 500 million smartphone users and more than 100 million users with 5G-ready smartphones who want to upgrade to a 5G subscription in 2023, according to Ericsson’s latest report.
The study said Indian smartphone users are willing to pay a 45 per cent premium for a plan bundled with new experiences, which could be a treat for 5G-ready ISPs.
However, there are multiple challenges for telecom service providers to meet their roll-out deadlines.
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