Communications Minister Ashwini Vaishnav successfully test-fired India’s first 5G audio and video call at IIT Madras today. The entire network is designed and developed in India. The minister himself has given this information. Vaishnav said on Twitter, ‘5G calls have been successfully tested at IIT Madras. The entire end-to-end network has been designed and developed in India.”
Vaishnav said, “This is a realization of the vision of the Hon’ble Prime Minister. His vision is to develop our own 4G, 5G technology stack for Developed in India, Made in India and Made for the world. We are with this whole world. Want to conquer the technology stack.”
The Department of Telecommunications may consider the proposal for auction of 5G spectrum before the Union Cabinet next week for final approval.
TRAI Chairman PD Vaghela said that digital technology is transforming service delivery in education, healthcare, agriculture, energy and other sectors. In this regard, he called for an efficient and collaborative approach among different sectors for framing policies and regulations.
Earlier this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the country’s first 5G trial at IIT Madras so that startups and industry players can try and test their products locally and reduce dependence on foreign facilities.