India promises to launch 6G by 2024, even though 5G is yet to come
The Minister of Communications says that India can expect 6G connectivity standards by the end of 2023, while the 5G launch is expected by the end of 2022.
Domestic 5G and 6G technologies have the potential to implement ‘Make in India’ strategies.
The auction of 5G spectrum is scheduled for the second quarter of 2022.
Rapid cellular connectivity has become a necessity and the growing 5G technology is a big push towards that. However, India is yet to see 5G and its launch has been pushed to 2022. Now, Communications Minister Ashwini Vaishnav has boldly claimed that India will indigenously develop and deploy 6G technology by the end of 2023 or 2024.
If true, this could put India at the forefront of the game and result in improvements being made in various areas as the pace of networking takes a major turn. India also has plans to adopt and implement domestic technologies when it comes to the development and spread of 5G across the country.
India to roll out domestic 6G network by 2023 The comments on aspects related to telecommunications and especially the fast connectivity standards of 5G and 6G have been made by Communications Minister Ashwini Vaishnav while speaking on ‘New Technology and Green Economy: Two Trends Shaping a New India’.
Ashwini Vaishnav also said that the scientists and engineers currently investing in the projects have been given necessary permissions and permissions to realize their endeavours.
“6G development has already started. It will be seen somewhere in late 2024 or 2023. This is the direction we are heading in. We would have designed the telecom software to run in India, the telecom equipment manufactured in India, to provide service in India’s telecom network which could be global,” the minister said.
The Ministry aims to capture the bastion of the upcoming 5G boom in India by promoting and using indigenously developed 5G technology. The 5G deadline has also been set with the spectrum auction to be held in the second quarter of 2022, after which the development of core domestic technologies will be completed by the third quarter of 2022.
“A reference has been made to TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) for auction of 5G spectrum. They have started the counseling process. This process should end somewhere in the February-March time frame in the coming year. Then the auction process will take place in the second quarter of the calendar year 2022,” the minister said.