With the successful conclusion of the 5G spectrum auction earlier this month, India is set to welcome the first phase of 5G services.
Meanwhile, PM Narendra Modi shed light on 6G plans for the country.
PM Modi on Thursday announced that the Central government is gearing up to start 6G services in the country. This could be done as soon as by the end of this decade.
Addressing the Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2022 on Thursday, PM Modi said, “We are also preparing to launch 6G by the end of this decade.”
The Prime Minister also asked the youth to take full advantage of the iniatiatives like optical fiber in every village and launch of 5G services, and promotion of the gaming ecosystem.
The Prime Minister said that In the last 7-8 years, the country is progressing rapidly through one revolution after another.
“Infrastructure revolution is happening in India today. The Health Sector Revolution is happening in India today. Digital revolution is happening in India today. Technology revolution is happening in India today. Talent Revolution is happening in India today”, Shri Modi Pointed out. Today the focus is on making every sector modern, he said.
PM Modi further said that Indian innovations always provide the most competitive, affordable, sustainable, secured and at scale solutions. That is why the world is looking towards India with hope.
ABOUT 5G ROLL OUT IN INDIA:
5G services will be launched in India by October 12 in the country and the Centre is ensuring that the services remain affordable.
“The industry has already started hiring for 5G infrastructure, and within two to three years, 5G services will be available everywhere in the nation”. We have asked the market to make 5G prices reasonable. We have the lowest mobile service fee in the entire world. We will receive top-notch 5G services,” Union Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Thursday (August 25).
Previously, the Department of Telecommunication had confirmed that 5G services will be first rolled out in 13 Indian cities Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Jamnagar, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, and Pune.