India is set to usher 5G which is in the final stages of development.
“The country has also developed its own indigenously developed 4G core & radio network. The 5G network is also in its final stages of development. The country is participating today in the development of 6G standards, in the thought process of 6G,” said Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister for Communications, Electronics & Information Technology and Railways, in his inaugural address during ‘India Telecom 2022’.
“India has emerged as a major electronics manufacturing hub. Today, electronics manufacturing in India is close to US dollars 75 billion. It’s growing at more than 20 per cent CAGR. Now, we have launched a major semiconductor programme, a very comprehensive programme in which right from silicon chip to compound semiconductors, design-led manufacturing, creating a series of entrepreneurs in design and also finally to develop 85,000 semiconductor engineers,” said Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister for Communications, Electronics & Information Technology and Railways, in his inaugural address.
In a move to enhance the internet connectivity in the country, recently the President of India informed that the government is working on developing 5G that is fifth-generation wireless technology.
Delivering the special address, Devusinh Chauhan, Minister of State for Communications said, “Communications is not merely a facility. It empowers citizens of the country by helping them to get information, education and the opportunity to ask questions and make the Government of the day accountable. Transparency and Accountability make our democracy vibrant and strong. It is a prime mover for socio-economic changes. That is why the Government has made an ambitious plan to take optical fibre to all 6 lacs villages. We have reached 2.6 lacs villages and the Department of Telecom plans to achieve the target by 2025. This will also bridge the digital divide as well as fulfil the motto of “Minimum Government and Maximum Governance.”
In his address K Rajaraman, Chairman DCC & Secretary (T), Department of Telecommunications said, “The government has enabled easy market access to telecom equipment and a fair & proactive regulatory framework that has ensured availability of telecom services to consumers at affordable prices. The regulation on the Foreign Direct Investments and a series of reform measures have been taken last year to make doing business easier and less costly.
Reforms initiatives in the telecom sector is being pushed further with more such efforts later this year. The growing receptiveness to explore possibilities with newer technologies including satellite-based connectivity is a positive sign. Testing of a wholly Indian design, Indian 4G stack is in final stages and we expect this roll out in a few months. 5G is going to play a crucial role in evolving the tech industry, 5G would pave the way for bringing new used cases to life that can lead to the proliferation of FinTech solutions in the Indian as well as in Global markets, 5G equipment are being manufactured in India for the world.”
The previous year in the month of October Bharti Airtel and Ericsson had conducted India’s first 5G network demonstration in rural geography.
The demonstration took place in Bhaipur Bramanan village on the outskirts of Delhi/NCR using a 5G trial spectrum allocated to Airtel by the Department of Telecom.
In order to provide opportunities to the Indian telecom stakeholders to meet qualified overseas buyers, Ashwini Vaishnaw, Union Minister of Communications, Electronics & Information Technology and Railway inaugurated ‘India Telecom 2022’ an Exclusive International Business Expo, in the presence of Devusinh Chauhan, Minister of State for Communications; K Rajaraman, Chairman DCC & Secretary (T), Department of Telecommunications.