Devusinh Chauhan, the minister of state for telecom, has announced that high-speed 5G services will be live in approximately a month. Speaking at the Regional Standardization Forum (RSF) for Asia and Oceania’s opening ceremony, Chauhan predicted that by the end of this year, India will be deploying 5G telecom equipment that was designed and produced domestically.
He claimed that since the government supports locally designed, developed, and produced sophisticated telecom technologies, India now has a robust 5G mobile communications ecosystem. “In about a month, 5G mobile services will roll out in the country, which will have multiplier effects on the development of all sectors. A 6G Technology Innovations Group, has also been set up, which is working towards the development of indigenous 6G stack,” Chauhan said.
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He added, “We have developed a fully indigenous 5G test bed, which will facilitate testing of 5G network elements. By the end of this year, we are likely to see indigenously developed and manufactured 5G stack, getting deployed in rolling out 5G network in India.” The minister said that market-friendly government policies were responsible for the expansion of the Indian telecom industry. He believes that the set of 5G standards created by Indian engineers will help the 5G network extend to rural regions of the country in the coming years.
A record ₹1,59,100 crore worth of bids were submitted in the nation’s most recent telecom spectrum auction, which ended on August 1. Mukesh Ambani’s Jio won nearly half of the airwaves offered at a price of ₹88,078 crores, which was followed by Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea.