Telecommunications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said the 5G core network should be Indian and the country should move faster on next-generation technology with locally manufactured telecommunications equipment.
The minister said the test bed is ready for 5G and the government will soon grant a permit for trials.
“We are lagging behind in 2G, 3G and 4G, but in 5G India should move at a faster speed than the world with 5G made in India. We have created a test bed and will soon allow it. The main network should be Indian “Prasad said at a National Informatics Center Services Incorporated (NICSI) event.
The Telecommunications Department had previously set a goal to start 5G trials in 2019 and launch the next-generation service in 2020.
However, due to claims from the Defense Ministry and the Space Department about a portion of the spectrum identified for 5G services, it caused the delay.
According to industry estimates, there are more than 100 commercial 5G networks deployed around the world.
The minister said 5G will be a revolutionary technology and open many new avenues.
“I urge all private sectors, including other operators, NICSI, to take the opportunity to understand, adopt, innovate the emerging contours of 5G. 5G is not just communication technology, it is revolutionizing technology and creating new avenues, “Prasad said.
The minister said he wants India to be the top data economy.
“Develop NICSI as a good platform to help launch a big data economy in the country. The nation that generates massive data will drive the data economy,” Prasad added.
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- The 5G core network should be Indian; soon the permit for the trials: Prasad