With One Site Installed Per Minute, India's 5G Roll Out One Of The World's Fastest: Vaishnaw
Asserting that India has been witnessing a 'Telecom Kranti' under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership, Union Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Wednesday (24 May) said that the 5G roll out in the country is one of the fastest in the world with one site installed per minute.
Vaishnaw on Wednesday launched the 2,00,000th 5G Site at Gangotri (one of the Chardhams in Uttarakhand).
He along with Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami also dedicated fibre connectivity at Chardham to the nation at Dehradun in Uttarakhand.
With this development, the Chardhams (Badrinath, Kedarnath,Gangotri, Yamnotri) are now covered with 5G Mobile coverage.
Most of the towers in Chardham yatra route also have now been connected, the ministry said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the 5G services in the country on 1 October 2022 and within eight months of launch, 2,00,000 sites covering 700 districts have been installed, according to a Telecom Ministry release.
Further, 5G network has been rolled out in all 28 states and eight union territories now, it added.
Addressing the gathering, Vaishnaw said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India is witnessing a Telecom Kranti.
The 5G rollout has been one of the fastest roll out in the world with one site installed per minute.
He added that it’s a matter of pride that 2,00,000th 5G site is commissioned in Gangotri, CharDham.
Vaishnaw also said that in line with Prime Minister’s vision to lead in the 6G technology development, India has over 100 patents in 6G technology, which shows the prowess of the talented engineers and innovators of the country.
He further said, developed countries like USA are showing interest in Indian 4G/5G technology stack.
He thanked the Uttarakhand Government for the support and faster clearances that helped in setting up Telecom services in the state at a very faster pace.
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