India will roll out local 4G and 5G technology this year, Communications Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said.
Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel are continuously expanding their 5G services in the country. However, BSNL has yet to launch a 4G service alongside 5G.
Union Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnav continues breaking news on BSNL’s 4G and 5G services.
The Minister of Communications has already announced that the country will now introduce its own 4G and 5G technology.
India will roll out local 4G and 5G technology this year: What did the Minister of Communications say now?
This was announced by Communications Minister Ashwini Vaishnav at The Business 20 (B20), the official platform for the G20 dialogue with the global business community.
Ashwini Vaishnav said that the 5G and 4G communication technology stacks developed in-house will be introduced this year.
The platform will be introduced to the world next year. He said that only five countries worldwide have a comprehensive 4G-5G communications technology stack.
But now India has developed its own technology through public-private partnerships. Through this, testing is being done to handle 10 million calls simultaneously.
Ashwini Vaishnav said ‘Our private and public partnership approach has given us a solution where the core was developed, invested in by the public sector, public money, and everything else comes from private partners.
We will deploy about 50,000 to 70,000 towers and sites by 2023, then introduce them to the world in 2024,” said Vaishnav.
Along with this, the minister also elaborated on four broad approaches directed towards economic management, digital economy, regulation in the digital economy, and development of new technology.
Significantly, they have been adopted by India under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help solve some serious problems.
“The Prime Minister has taken a different approach to digitization as India has created a digital ecosystem where no major technology has a monopoly,” said Minister Ashwini Vaishnav.
This example will be set all over the world: Information on digital trading was also provided.
Ashwini Vaishnav also said India’s digital payments transaction volume in December was $1.5 trillion on an annualized basis. This is more than many other countries in the world.
“PM Narendra Modi has taken the public money approach to create a solid foundation and give everyone a chance to participate,” he said.