A high-level panel constituted by the government to work out a roadmap for 5G rollout held its third meeting, and is now working on drafting interim reports on the proposed 5G blueprint, a source said. The forum, chaired by Telecom Secretary, will hold its next meeting in mid-June, a government source familiar with the development said. Also Read - Top 5G phones under Rs 15,000 in August 2021: Realme 8 5G, Poco M3 Pro, Redmi Note 10T, more
“The third meeting of the 5G Forum was held yesterday and the interim reports can be expected shortly. The next meeting is likely to be held on June 14,” the source said. The source pointed out that multiple subgroups had been formed to look at various aspects of 5G, including app layers, large-scale trials for 5G and technology standards among others. Also Read - Airtel partners with Intel for its 5G network development: Details here
The advent of 5G is seen as the next technological frontier, and India is positioning itself as a globally synchronized player in the design, development and manufacturing of 5G-based technology, products and application. Also Read - Airtel 5G Mumbai trials show download speeds of 1.2Gbps, upload at 850Mbps
Accordingly, the government constituted a high-level committee last year comprising secretaries of the telecom Department, IT and Electronics Ministry and Science and Technology Department to work out the vision, mission and goals for India’s 5G ambitions, and to evaluate roadmap and action plan for the same.
Telecom Secretary, Aruna Sundararajan had earlier said that India wants to be a frontrunner in adopting 5G technology and will prepare the roadmap for it by June this year.
She had also called upon industry, academia and startups to do their bit to help India take a lead in the 5th-generation wireless system which enables higher-speed mobile broadband, mission-critical services and massive Internet of Things (IoT) deployment.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.