India is targeting the rollout of 6G telecom network, which will provide ultra high speed internet connectivity, by the end of the decade, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday. Speaking at the TRAI event, PM Narendra Modi said the task force has already started working on the rollout of the 6G network. Speaking on the plausible launch of the network, the PM asserted that the launch of the 5G and 6G would offer people faster internet speeds along with the opportunity for economic progress. He further noted India’s rapid growth from 3G to 4G and now, towards 5G and 6G.
“By the end of this decade, we will be able to launch 6G services, our task force is working on it. Our efforts will help our start-ups to become global champions in the telecom sector and 5G technology,” PM Modi said while addressing the TRAI event. He then emphasised on the need to push out faster networks and said that it would help offer greater growth in terms of agriculture, education, health, infrastructure, and logistics.
He also emphasized more on how India rapidly made progress from 3G to 4G and now, the country is aiming for 6G as we are getting closer to the launch of the 5G. The government credited TRAI for the rapid and smoother tech transitions while also adding that the 2G era was symptomatic of frustration and policy paralysis, taking a dig at Congress. He stressed more on the modernization of the latest network as it would help offer greater growth in terms of agriculture, education, health, infrastructure, and logistics. So, it is important to push out 5G network as soon as possible.
One can expect the launch of the 5G network in the coming months. While there is no exact timeline for the launch of the latest network, we do know that it will be available in the next few months, as hinted by the Indian government. A 5G test bed project was completed by December 31, 2021 and now the 5G spectrum auction is expected to take place in early June. Once this is done, you can expect the rollout of 5G in India in August or September. Prime Minister Modi asserted that the 5G launch could offer $450 billion (approximately Rs 3,492 crore) to the Indian economy.