On the 25th-anniversary celebration of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) held on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a 5G Test Bed, a project collectively handled by eight institutes, led by IIT Madras, and also released a postal stamp.
PM Modi was the chief guest of the silver jubilee celebrations that he attended via video conferencing. The PM stated that the 5G technology will bring constructive changes in the country’s administration, make living easy, facilitate doing business, and create employment opportunities. All sectors, including agriculture, education, infrastructure, health, and logistics, will benefit from the 5g technology. It will also help new businesses and industry people test their products indigenously and lessen their dependence on foreign equipment and solutions. The 5G Test Bed, the construction of which cost a whopping 220 cores, will make the country self-reliant.
The PM called forward youngsters, researchers, and companies to make use of the testing facility for making 5G technology. The PM also added that the 5G telecom network will boost India’s economy by $450 billion in the next 15 years and by 2030, India should be able to launch 6G services, work on which has already started.
The other project participants were IIT Delhi, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur, IISc Bangalore, Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering and Research (SAMEER), and Centre of Excellence in Wireless Technology (CEWiT).