The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi will launch 5G services in India on October 1, 2022 and will also inaugurate the 6th edition of India Mobile Congress 2022 (IMC-2022) to be held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from October 1-4, 2022. . Delhi.
After years of intensive preparation, 5G services were launched. Recently, the auction of 5G spectrum was successfully conducted and the telecom service providers were allotted 51,236 MHz with a gross revenue of Rs. 1,50,173 crores. The auction gathered demand for a strong 5G ecosystem that can meet its use cases across IoT, M2M, AI, edge computing, robotics, etc.
5G can provide new economic opportunities and social benefits and give it the potential to become a transformative force for Indian society. It will help the country to overcome the traditional barriers to growth, promote innovations by startups and business enterprises as well as take forward the vision of ‘Digital India’. The cumulative economic impact of 5G on India is expected to reach $450 billion by 2035.
DoT in August 2022 amended the Right of Way (RoW) Rules 2016, making the fee reasonable for RoW permissions and capping RoW charges for installation of 5G small cell and optical fiber cables on street furniture. Has been.
DoT has set up 5G Tested with the help of IIT, IISc Bengaluru and SAMEER to develop the technology in 2018. A 5G hackathon was started in 2020 to trigger the idealization and prototyping of use cases by startups and this has led to innovative products. An Inter-Ministerial Committee on 5G Use Cases is working in coordination with 12 central ministries from 2021 to set up 5G use-case laboratories. Consultations have been conducted with the industry to enable the 5G ecosystem to provide 5G handsets. A round table conference was held in Mumbai with investors, bankers and industry on 5G business opportunities and to identify key interventions by the government.
C-DOT has developed an indigenous 5G Non-Stand Alone (NSA) core. C-DOT is also developing a 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) in collaboration with local industry and start-ups. C-DOT has already successfully tested its 4G core in collaboration with TCS and Tejas Network.
All these will help answer the Prime Minister’s call for “Jai Anusandhan”. All these efforts are game-changers for India’s manufacturing and telecom ecosystem, leading to innovative impactful 5G use-cases along with the domestic 5G enterprise carrier grade stack.
5G to be launched by the Prime Minister in select cities will progressively cover the entire country in the next few years.
The theme of IMC-2022 is ‘Encapsulate, Engage and Experience a New Digital Universe’, the leading digital event in Asia with the main objective of promoting new technologies, especially indigenous peoples, and letting citizens experience the uses and applications of 5G . , Other objectives include promoting local manufacturing, promoting international regional cooperation, stimulating inclusive and sustainable development, promoting entrepreneurship and innovation, promoting foreign and local investment. It is expected to attract over 5,000 CXOs and delegates, 250+ exhibitors, 100+ start-ups, 300+ speakers, 70,000+ participants and expected number of visitors.
State IT Secretaries have also been invited to IMC-2022 and a Round Table Conference with State IT Ministers is also planned during IMC-2022, on the role of States and UTs in the rollout of 5G, business opportunities , the need will be discussed. For skill development and interaction with potential start-ups and investors.
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