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India to get 6G by 2023 end or 2024: Ashwini Vaishnaw

While India still waits for 5G, Ashwini Vaishnaw, minister for communication is confident that India will be able to roll out 6G technology by 2023-end or early 2024.

So far, 5G rollout in India has been delayed and the country’s key telecom operators have received a 6-month extension from the government to conduct 5G trials.

However, the minister is assured that 6G technology will see the light of the day by the end of 2023. He said that the requisite permissions have been given to the scientists and engineers working on the technology.

This was said during a webinar organized by the Financial Times and The New Indian Express.

“6G development has already started. That will be seen somewhere in the time frame 2024 or 2023-end. That is the direction in which we are going. We will have designed in India telecom software for running the networks, manufactured in India telecom equipment, served in India telecom networks which can go global,” said Vaishnaw.

As per Vasihnaw, 6G technology in the country will be rolled out using indigenously developed hardware and software. The technology will also be exported to other countries, he added.