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We have transparently moved to 5G era: PM Modi on TRAI event

PM Modi also stressed the need for the country to develop indigenous capabilities in 5G and 6G telecom technologies.

Marking the silver jubilee celebrations of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that connectivity will decide the country’s progress in the 21st century.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that 5G technology would contribute 450 billion dollars to the economy in coming times and envisaged 6G services in India by the end of this decade.

Prime Minister Modi also stressed the need for the country to develop indigenous capabilities in 5G and 6G telecom technologies.

Addressing the nation, PM Modi explained that his government is fully committed to pushing the country forward by adopting the latest telecom standards in the years to come. He also urged the telecom industry to expedite the process of adoption of 5G technology.

Interestingly, PM Modi also spoke about how the government, TRAI, and other key players are also looking forward, and are already working on bringing 6G services to India.

At the event, PM Modi also launched a 5G testbed, which has been developed as a multi-institute collaborative project. This 5G testbed has been created as a result of the work of a total of eight premiere institutes led by IIT Madras.

It may be mentioned here that this project has been developed at the cost of more than Rs 220 crore, and once operational will enable a supportive ecosystem for Indian industry and start-ups which will help them validate their products, prototypes, solutions, and algorithms in 5G and next-generation technologies.

First Published: 17th May, 2022 14:59 IST

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