Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that 5G service will be launched in the next few months, which will contribute nearly $450 billion to the country’s economy in the next 15 years or so. Currently 2G, 3G and 4G services are available in the country and within a decade all these services will be converted to 5G. Modi said this was a ‘multiplier effect’ , where once India was looking for better networks than 2G and now is swiftly moving from 3G and 4G to 5G and 6G.
Addressing at the Silver Jubilee celebrations of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), PM Modi also said that new technology accelerates job creation and speeds up the process of employment. He said that the country’s progress in the 21st century will depend on connectivity. He added that the government was making efforts to ensure that 6G service could be launched by the end of the decade.
The PM Modi issued a postage stamp on the occasion. IIT Madras unveiled 5G test beds developed by eight institutions in a multi-institutional collaboration. Congratulating the researchers and organizations involved in the project, he said that he had the opportunity to dedicate a self-made 5G test bed to the nation. This is a very important step in the direction of complex and modern technology in the telecom sector.
He said that it was a matter of great pride for the country to have set its own 5G benchmark. 5G technology will play a very important role in connecting the villages of the country. He said that connectivity would be the key to India’s progress in the 21st century. So connectivity has to be modernized at every level.
The PM Modi said that 5G technology is going to transform the governance of the country by offering into ease of life and ease of doing business. This will accelerate progress in agriculture, health, education, infrastructure and in every field. Progress and job creation will increase. 5G needs to hit the market as soon as possible. It requires a collective effort. He said that the task force has started working for the 6G service which will be launched by the end of the decade.