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PM Modi Launches 5G Test Bed at Silver Jubilee Celebration event of TRAI

Updated: May 17, 2022 3:09 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the government has infused new energy in the telecom sector with the Panchamrit of Reach, Reform, Regulate, Respond and Revolutionize in the last eight years.

Addressing the silver Jubilee event of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)  through video conferencing in New Delhi today, Mr Modi said, India’s telecom sector is a great example of self-reliance adding that the connectivity in 21st century India will determine the pace of progress of the nation.

On the occasion, Mr. Modi launched a 5G Test Bed and said this indigenous 5G testbed in the telecom sector is an important step in India’s self-reliance.

The Prime Minister added that said 5G Technology is a huge opportunity for startups to grow and test their products. He said, it is estimated that 5G telecom will contribute  450 billion dollar in Indian economy in the next one and half-decade.

The Prime Minister also said  5G will help in improving governance, ease of living and ease of doing business in the country.

Describing 2G era as the symbol of policy paralysis and corruption, Mr Modi said the nation has moved transparently to 4G and now 5G.  He asserted that the country should be able to launch 6G service by the end of this decade as the task force has started working on it.

The Prime Minister said the government has encouraged healthy competition which has led to India having the cheapest telecom data charges.

He also said the teledensity and internet users are fast expanding in the country. The mobile manufacturing units in India have also expanded from two to over 200 and today the country is the world’s biggest mobile manufacturing hub.

Speaking on the occasion, Communications, Electronics  and IT Minister Ashwini Vasihnaw said the country has developed a complete 4G  stack, while the 5G technology stack is in the advanced stage. He expressed confidence that India should see its own indigenous 5G technology stack by the end of this year.

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