Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that 5G technology would bring about beneficial improvements in the country’s governance, ease of living, and ease of conducting business.
“This will enhance growth in all sectors, including agriculture, health, education, infrastructure, and logistics.” This will also improve convenience and generate more job possibilities. He stated today through video conferencing that the government and businesses must work together to accelerate the rollout of 5G.
Addressing the crowd, the Prime Minister stated that the self-built 5G Test Bed that he dedicated to the nation today is an essential step toward self-reliance is crucial and contemporary telecom technologies.
He praised everyone involved in the effort, including the IITs. “The country’s own 5G standard, 5Gi, has been developed; it is a source of tremendous pride for the country.” It will play a significant role in delivering 5G technology to the country’s communities,” he added.
According to the Prime Minister, connectivity will decide the rate of progress in twenty-first-century India. As a result, networking must be upgraded on all levels.
According to the prime minister, the telecom industry is a perfect example of how self-reliance and healthy competition have a multiplier impact on society and the economy. After the despair, frustration, corruption, and policy gridlock of the 2G period, the country has swiftly progressed from 3G to 4G, and now to 5G and 6G.
The Prime Minister stated that the telecom sector has received fresh vigour in the previous eight years as a result of the ‘Panchamrita’ of Reach, Reform, Regulate, Respond, and Revolutionise. He attributed a large part of this to TRAI. The Prime Minister stated that the country is moving away from thinking in silos and toward a ‘whole-of-government approach.’ Today, the country is increasing at the quickest rate in the world in terms of teledensity and internet users, with several industries, including telecom, playing a role, he added.
According to the Prime Minister, in order to make mobile phones affordable to the lowest of the poor, a focus has been placed on manufacturing mobile phones in the country itself.
As a result, the number of mobile production units grew from two to more than 200.
The Prime Minister stated that India is now linking every hamlet in the country with optical fibre. He noted that before 2014, not even 100 local Panchayats in India had optical fibre connectivity. We have now connected nearly 1.75 lakh Gram Panchayats to broadband. As a result, hundreds of government services are reaching the communities.
The Prime Minister stated that a “whole-of-government approach” is critical for regulators such as TRAI to tackle current and future difficulties. “Today, regulation is not restricted to the limits of a single industry.” Technology is linking several industries. As a result, everyone now recognises the need of collaborative regulation. “All regulators must work together to build shared platforms and identify solutions for improved coordination,” the Prime Minister stated.