Creating a framework for developing 5G secure services: Ravi Shankar Prasad

The government is creating a favorable framework for the development of affordable and secure 5G services in India, telecommunications minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday. No case of any first-world countries failing to disapprove of 5G radio frequencies for security reasons has come to his attention, he added. During question time in the Rajya Sabha, the minister said that the standards for IMT (International Mobile Telecommunications) 2020, also known as 5G technologies, have been finalized.

Responding to a question about banning certain companies from certain countries due to security concerns over 5G technology, Prasad said India is a sovereign country having every right to make a decision on adopting and applying technology in accordance with its conditions. purchase, according to its security needs. "So this is an issue in which I can say nothing either yes or no, but this decision is ongoing, so far we have not given the spectrum of 5G to anyone or denied it to anyone," the minister in the upper house said.

In addition, he said, a Ministerial High Level Forum on 5G India 2020 was set up in September 2017 to formulate the technology vision and set up policy initiatives as well as action plans to achieve this goal. "The High Level Forum presented its report entitled 'Making India 5G Ready' in August 2018. Based on the report, the government is creating a favorable framework for developing affordable and secure 5G services in India," Prasad said. .

He noted that government-issued radio and telecommunications licenses are technologically neutral and can facilitate the development of any network / service. "The eligibility criteria for bidders to participate in the next spectrum auction will be decided by the government before the auction. According to the information available, no case of the first countries failing to approve 5G radio security services comes to our attention," he said. Minister of Telecommunications.