Country / Desi 6G will be launched in India by 2024 the entire network will run on indigenous telecom software

Zoom News : Nov 28, 2021, 08:03 PM
Preparations are underway to start 5G in the country, but in the meantime the discussion of its next version 6G has also intensified. No one else but IT and Communications Minister Ashwini Vaishna has given information about this. Ashwini Vaishnav has talked about 6G technology made in the country itself. He says that this hi-tech technology can be launched in late 2023 or early 2024.

Union Communications Minister Ashwini Vaishnav told about the making and launching of 6G in a webinar. According to him, work on 6G has started in the country long ago and we can see its use by 2024 or by the end of 2023. The Union Minister was speaking at a webinar of the Financial Times and The Indian Express.

What Ashwini Vaishnav said

In this event, Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said, the work of making 6G has already started. You can see it being completed within the pre-set time period. Right now we are moving in the right direction. For this we will have indigenously made telecom software on which this technology will run. Telecom equipment will also be made in the country itself and this indigenous telecom network will be able to provide its service to the whole world. This statement of Union Minister Vaishnav has been printed in a report of 'Indian Express'.

When will the 5G auction be completed?

The Union Minister also said that the launch of 5G technology is also in full swing. The core software of 5G technology will be ready by the third quarter of next year. Vaishnav also told about the auction of 5G spectrum. He said that TRAI has started the process of consultation for the auction, which will be completed by February-March next year. The 5G auction process will start in the second quarter of 2022. Some cases in the telecom sector are pending for years, in which the government is emphasizing on implementing reforms to speed up the reforms.

Base price reduction request

On the other hand, the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has requested the government to cut the base price of 5G spectrum auction by more than half. However, COAI declined to comment on this. The auction process for spectrum is expected to begin in the April-June 2022 quarter. Earlier, during the last spectrum auction held in March 2021, the government had offered 2308.80 MHz spectrum in seven bands with a reserve price of around Rs 4 lakh crore.

It is a different matter that the spectrum of 700 MHz and 2,500 MHz bands of premium category could not be sold. Due to the high base price, telecom operators stayed away from it. The government could not even auction the spectrum of 3.3-3.6 GHz frequency last time as it could not be cleared on time. Apart from this, the base price of this band was also said to be too expensive for 5G services.