India’s 6G Vision Document
On March 23, 2023, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the Bharat 6G Vision Document, which outlines India’s plan to launch 6G communication services by 2030. The document was developed by the Technology Innovation Group on 6G, a group of experts from various ministries, research institutions, standardization bodies, telecom service providers, and industry.
The 6G test bed was also launched, providing a platform for industry, academic institutions, and others to test and validate emerging technologies. The government said that the Bharat 6G vision document and 6G test bed would create an enabling environment for innovation, capacity building, and faster technology adoption in the country.
India’s Progress in Telecommunication
In August 2022, while addressing the Smart India Hackathon, PM Modi announced that the government would launch 6G by the end of this decade, demonstrating India’s confidence in its progress in the telecommunication industry. He also urged youths and innovators to take advantage of the opportunity and come up with innovative solutions.
In October 2022, telecom service providers in India began providing high-speed 5G services, and the Department of Telecom received bids worth Rs 1.50 lakh crore for the 5G spectrum auction. PM Modi stated that initiatives around 6G within six months of the 5G rollout demonstrate India’s confidence in becoming a significant exporter of telecommunication technology.
The vision document highlights that 6G will provide ultra-low latency with speeds up to 1 terabit per second, which is 1,000 times faster than the top speed of 5G. While 5G technology promises a speed of 40-1,100 Mbps with the potential to hit maximum speeds of 10,000 Mbps, 6G will offer faster and more efficient communication services.
The TIG-6G group’s members will develop a roadmap and action plans for 6G in India, providing a clear direction for the development and adoption of 6G technologies in the country. India’s plan to launch 6G communication services by 2030 demonstrates its commitment to adopting new technologies and remaining at the forefront of the telecommunication industry.
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