5G tech: India is likely to have deployed indigenous 5G technology by August 2022
The introduction of 5G tech in India appears to be closer than ever! Devusinh Jesingbhai Chauhan, Minister of State for Telecommunications, stated during the World Summit of Information Society (WSIS) 2022 in Geneva that the government plans to deploy indigenously produced 5G technology in the nation by August 2022. In addition, the minister stated that the Indian government is establishing a research and development fund for the advancement of telecom technology.
“India has built an indigenous 4G tech in which 4G Core and Radio Access Networks are designed and tested in the country. It enables operators to select any vendor, cuts costs and allows for simpler expansions. The indigenous 5G tech is also scheduled to be available by August 2022 “said Chauhan He went on to say that India believes in the Antyodaya principle, which signifies the development of marginalised people at the bottom of the pyramid.
The minister went on to say that about 600,000 villages in India are being linked by optical fibre cables to establish dependable ICT infrastructure. “Small and distant islands and other inaccessible regions are being connected via the use of satellite communication services and undersea cable networks,” Chauhan added. TCS and CDoT, a state-owned telecom research organisation, are collaborating to create 5G technology that will likely be implemented on the BSNL network.
This comes just a few weeks after Communications Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw made the first successful 5G call at IIT-Madras. This was a significant step forward in India’s preparation for 5G connectivity. The minister had uploaded a video and commentary on the microblogging site Koo “5G Aatmanirbhar! At IIT-Madras, a 5G call was successfully tested. The whole network is planned and built-in India.”
In addition, he stated that India’s own 5G tech will be available in September-October during an event hosted by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that India needs to tap into these technologies and that the government plans to install 6G technology by the end of this decade.