Indian scientists, engineers and academicians have acquired 100 patents for 6G technology, said IT and Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on March 16.
Speaking at the Bharat Startup Summit organised by the PHD Chamber of Commerce in New Delhi, the union minister said India is taking a leap in 5G technology with the fastest rollout of networks in the world. He shared that the 5G network rollout has far exceeded the government target of 200 cities by March 31, 2023, with coverage in 397 cities at present. He said India has become a $3.5 trillion economy, and it can become the world’s largest economy with transformation across governance, infrastructure and businesses.
“When a country or economy has to reach this level, then thousands of systems are required to be changed: governance systems, logistics systems, banking systems and change in their own business method. This is the time when everyone should get on to this transformation journey. If we are able to do this transformation then there is no power that can stop India from becoming a USD 30 trillion economy,” he said.
The union telecom minister said that 10 years ago 99 percent of mobile phones in India were imported, and now, 99 percent of units used in India are made locally. He also informed that India has started the export of telecom products to the US. “Export of radio equipment has started from India in the last 7-8 months and that too to America,” Vaishnaw said.