Telecom Secretary links sustainable development links to high-speed internet data

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Guwahati: High-speed data is important to promote sustainable development, Telecom Secretary Neeraj Mittal stressed during the Department of Telecom's World Telecom and Information Society Day event on Saturday. 

Mittal also emphasized the nation's amazing surge in data speed, which has risen from around 13-14 Mbps to 76 Mbps in the last 5-7 years. Addressing a gathering, Mittal emphasized the importance of harnessing 5G technology and its upcoming improvements for "significant success." Unless 5G technology and its use cases are fully utilized, there is very little sense in investing large amounts of money in them, he added.

Mittal advised industry players to use the benefits of 5G and 6G technology in important areas such as weather forecasting, smart cities, resource management, and satellite imaging. Mittal said he was pleased with the response from startups and credited programs such as the Digital Communication Innovation Square (DCIS) and the Telecom Technology Development Fund (TTDF) with helping entrepreneurs address difficulties through innovative solutions.

Furthermore, Mittal highlighted the establishment of 100 5G use cases labs across the nation to foster the development of 5G applications. He called upon industry stakeholders to collaborate with these labs to explore and develop transformative use cases for 5G technology.

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