ndia’s own 5G stack will be ready around September-October, Communications Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said on Wednesday, urging countries to actively look at these domestic telecom stacks for cost and quality benefits.
Speaking at an event organized by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the minister said India’s domestic telecom stacks mark “major fundamental technological advances”.
The Minister further noted that overcoming digital divisions has become more important in a world where technology is playing a key role in economic development and added that the government is directing all its efforts to ensure inclusive growth.
“The 5G stack is also very good, at an advanced stage. By September-October, India’s own 5G stack will be ready,” Vaishnav said.
He called on international delegates – who attended the high-level ministerial session hosted by the telecom regulator – to actively look at the stacks of Indian 4G and 5G technologies, and assured them that they would be “good in terms of cost and quality”.
“This will be a really great contribution for your telecom customers in your country. I am talking about the big basic technological advances that are in the Indian 4G stack. Please use it, “said the Minister. The Center is making all out efforts for inclusive development, so that government programs and projects benefit the marginalized and those living in remote areas.
“In today’s world where technology has played a pivotal role in the economy, if the digital vacuum is not filled through conscious effort, the digital divide is going to be significantly accelerated and we will not be able to fill or bridge it. That division, ”he added, adding that the government is working tirelessly to bridge the digital divide.
Vaishnavas mentioned significant initiatives in this regard, including USO support (Universal Service Obligation Fund), funding, creating an open public digital platform in healthcare, logistics and education, and expanding connectivity through the Prime Minister. Integrated planning and dynamic national master plan for infrastructure development.
Speaking on the occasion, Telecom Secretary K Rajaraman said quality of service was an important “ongoing goal” and observed that “expectations” for quality also increased with the development of technology.
“Consumer expectations are an important goal for the government in terms of download speeds, system delays. It’s a good opportunity for all of us to look back at what we’ve done, to see how we can take service quality to the next level,” Rajaraman said.
He said the roll-out of 5G services, which is expected by the end of the year, would enable a new environment for quality services as well as new types of services. PD Vaghela, chairman of TRAI, says digital technology is transforming service delivery in education, healthcare, agriculture, energy and other sectors. In this context, he called for a proactive, collaborative approach between different sectors for the formulation of policies and regulations.