We are going to set up 100 5G labs across the country. I request the telecom industry to come together and convert at least 12 of these 100 labs into telecom incubators to train students and do experiments
Across India, the government plans to set up 100 5G labs for 5G technology and to train students and conduct experiments, at least 12 5G labs out of 100 will be used, Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Sunday.
For the new telecom bill through which the government aims to simplify licensing regime, the minister also asked companies participating in the Indian Mobile Congress to provide their input.
“We are going to set up 100 5G labs across the country. I request the telecom industry to come together and convert at least 12 of these 100 labs into telecom incubators to train students and do experiments.”
“The government is working significantly towards simplifying the licensing regime for all telecom players. I am really happy to see the energy of start-ups and MSMEs, who are going to rural areas to benefit people,” Vaishnaw said.
To accelerate the rollout of 5G solutions and services, indigenous telecom gear maker HFCL announced the launch of 5G Lab-as-a-Service at the event. To work together on product innovations from concept to reality, it will provide an automated test environment for the private sector, academia and government.
The launch of 5G is going to be a defining moment for not only India, but for the world, said Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal at the India Mobile Congress.
“A large economy like India, which has talent, is emerging from the shadows to take a leadership role. We are now indigenously designing, developing and manufacturing goods and showing the world the scale and speed with which we will take 5G through the length and breadth of India.”
“Some of the products that I saw displayed here, at one point in time it was assumed that they had to be imported. I must compliment all the researchers, and private organisations for their innovative work,” Goyal said.
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