'5G Network In Its Final Stages Of Development': Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw

by Swarajya Staff - Feb 9, 2022 09:21 AM +05:30 IST
'5G Network In Its Final Stages Of Development': Telecom Minister Ashwini VaishnawTelecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw

In a positive development, Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has said that India has developed its own 4G core and radio network and the 5G network is in its final stages of development in the country.

He added that India is also participating in the development of 6G standards.

Vaishnaw on Tuesday (8 February) inaugurated Vaishnaw, ‘India Telecom 2022’ - an exclusive international business expo to provide opportunities to the Indian telecom stakeholders to meet qualified overseas buyers, a Ministry of Communications release said.

The event is being organised by Telecom Equipment and Services Export Promotion Council (TEPC) from 8 to 10 February under Market Access Initiative Scheme (MAI) of Department of Commerce, and with support of Department of Telecommunications.

In his inaugural address, Vaishnaw said, “India has emerged as a major electronics manufacturing hub. Today, electronics manufacturing in India is close to $75 billion. It's growing at more than 20 per cent CAGR".

"Now, we have launched a major semiconductor programme, a very comprehensive programme in which right from silicon chip to compound semiconductors, design led manufacturing, creating a series of entrepreneurs in design and also finally to develop 85,000 semiconductor engineers," he said.

On development of technology, the minister said, “The country has also developed its own indigenously developed 4G core & radio network. The 5G network is also in its final stages of development. The country is participating today in development of 6G standards, in the thought process of 6G.”

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