5G: India Will not Lose 5G Opportunity; economic impact on over $ 1 trillion: Manoj Sinha

NEW DEBT: The economic impact of 5G is estimated to be more than a trillion dollars for India, which is aggressively placed at the forefront of new technologies of the time, Communications Minister Manoja Sincha said on Tuesday.

The minister pointed out that India "will not lose the 5G bus," said the country's telecoms footsteps over the last five years, highlighting the rise in data consumption, broadband user base and low tariffs, but added that securing security and the sovereignty of digital networks will be a priority for the government.

"While working for the next wave of digital transformation, it is also important to ensure security, security and the dominance of digital communications … It is important to focus on security tests and establish appropriate safety standards. safety standards, putting us at the forefront of technology, "Sinha said.

The facility will address safety requirements and will also facilitate the development of a test and certification ecosystem in the country, Sinha said while speaking at the Telecom 2019 exhibition organized by the TEPC (Export Promotion of Equipment and Services) Council.

Terming 5G as a "gamechanger," the minister said government programs such as digital India and smart cities would travel 5G.

"The economic impact of 5G is expected to be more than a trillion dollars for India and the resulting multiplier effect is expected to be much greater," Sinha said.

He underlined the need to promote investment to build key infrastructures that would make the success of the 5th generation successful and added that a working group was set up to implement the recommendations of the 5th Generation High Level Forum which presented its report in August 2018.

Sinha also said the government is in favor of policies and regulations that will facilitate the development of 5G-based technologies and services. "To ensure that we can launch 5G services in India together with the world, we have created 5G trial beds through industry-academia partnerships and we expect tests to be conducted over the next 12 months," he said.

India will be positioned as a "totally synchronized participant" in the construction and development of 5G-based technologies, products and applications, he added.

In her statement, Telecommunications Minister Aruna Sundararajan noted that the connectivity needs of growing and developed markets were different.

"Our challenges are different … we need telecommunication networks to offer integration services, basic services to connect the interconnected and serve the services we serve," he said, adding that India, with its technological capabilities and productive its capabilities, other nations looking for affordable and powerful digital communications solutions.

Rajiv Mehrotra, President of VNL Ltd, stressed the need to bridge the digital divide between rural and urban areas through connectivity solutions and said that opportunities should be created to promote the construction of telecommunications equipment.