India to take lead in 6G, Telecommunication Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw

India to be ready for 6G technology
India to be ready for 6G technology

6G is the sixth generation mobile system standard currently under development for wireless communications technologies

India will take a lead in 6G as it is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s desire to take a global lead the sixth-generation wireless technology, Telecommunication Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Sunday, a day after the launch of 5G mobile services in India.

Along with industrialists – Mukesh Ambani, Kumar Mangalam Birla and Sunil Bharti Mittal, Telecommunication Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw was also present during the launch of 5G.

Adding that the enthusiasm surrounding the launch is truly empowering, Commerce minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday said the roll-out of 5G in the country was a very big confidence booster to India’s aspirations for growth.

Vaishnaw also emphasized that most important study groups for the future development of 5G and sixth-generation (6G) mobile system under the International Telecommunications Union are now being chaired by Indian delegates.

Behind the Prime Minister’s vision of revolutionising the sector through 5G technology, chieftains of the telecom sector on Saturday showed solid unity. Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, Bharti Airtel Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal and Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla joined PM Modi at the launch of 5G services.

Supporting cellular data networks, 6G is the sixth generation mobile system standard currently under development for wireless communications technologies. It is the planned successor to 5G and will likely be significantly faster.

Like its predecessors, 6G networks will probably be broadband cellular networks, in which the service area is divided into small geographical areas called cells. Several companies such as Anritsu, NTT Docomo, Keysight, Fly, Nokia, Ericsson, Huawei, Samsung, LG, Apple, Xiaomi, Jio, Airtel, and research institutes like Technology Innovation Institute have shown interest in 6G networks.

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