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5G Sim: 5G service will be launched in India today, will all 4G sims become useless?


New Delhi. 5G is about to launch today. Telecom companies and smartphone companies are making many preparations for 5G. Major phone companies have been launching 5G-ready phones in India for a while now. In such a situation, it is expected that if you have a 5G phone then you will get 5G service. But still an important question may come in your mind that do you need a new 5G SIM or if going forward 4G SIM does not fully support this network? Here we are giving you the answer.

Let us tell you that when Standalone 5G (SA) will happen in India going forward, you will need a 5G SIM for a better experience. Also, you will also know what is standalone 5G and how it is different from non-standalone 5G. Because India will get only non-standalone 5G in the initial phase. Let’s know about this.

5G SIM will be required:
Now the question also comes whether users will need 5G SIM. Airtel has announced that those who have upgraded their SIM to 4G will not need to upgrade their SIM as it already supports 5G. Those who want to know when and when 5G will be available in their area can check it on Airtel Thanks app. Now we will update you soon about what is the statement from Jio and Vi about this.

What is Standalone 5G and Non-Standalone 5G:

Standalone 5G and non-standalone 5G Many phones that come with Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 modem or above support both these networks. That is, these are dual-mode 5G compatible phones. The non-standalone access 5G network makes some changes to the existing 4G network infrastructure. The result is better speed and increased bandwidth. But less improvement will be seen in low latency. At the same time, Standalone Access 5G will be started from scratch.

SA (standalone) includes radio access technology (one generation), while NSA (non-standalone) includes two generations of radio access technologies, including 4G LTE and 5G. There is no need to depend on LTE EPC for standalone 5G. Because it connects the 5G radio with the cloud-native 5G core network. On the other hand, if it is about the NSA, then it connects the control signaling of the 5G radio network to the 4G core.

Now as the name suggests, the NSA is not alone. It is built on the existing 4G network. At the same time, SA does not use the existing 4G core and allows independent operation of 5G service directly.