Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the Indian telecom sector for rapidly moving from 2G, then 3G to 4G, moving towards 5G and eventually 6G networks shortly. He spoke on the sidelines of the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). He marked the occasion by releasing a postage stamp with the logo of TRAI and mentioning 25 years on it.
“Our telecom sector is a great example of how self-reliance and healthy competition create a multiplier effect in society and economy. Coming out of the despair, frustration, corruption, and policy paralysis of the 2G era, the country has hurried from 3G to 4G and now 5G and 6G,” PM Modi added.
India is expected to conduct its 5G spectrum auction in the coming months, paving the way for telecom operators to launch their networks for business and consumers. He said that Ashwini Vaishnav stressed the need for an indigenous 5G technology stack at an advanced stage and should be available by the end of this year.
Telecom companies like Airtel, Reliance Jio and Vodafone are preparing their networks for up-gradation. They are keen to roll out the 5G connectivity band for the consumers.
Talking about 5G, PM Modi said, “5G technology will bring positive changes in the governance, ease of living, ease of doing business. It will boost agriculture, health, education, infrastructure and logistics in every sector. This will create employment opportunities.”