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India to launch 6G by end of decade: PM Modi

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 26th August, 2022 06:35:46 PM
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Weeks ahead of the launch of 5G services in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that the government was preparing to launch 6G by the end of this decade.

"Industry has started hiring for 5G infrastructure, and within 2-3 years, 5G services will reach every part of the country. We have requested the industry to make 5G charges affordable. Our mobile services charges are the lowest in the world. We will get world-class 5G services," he said, ANI reported.

He made the announcement during his address at the grand finale of Smart India Hackathon 2022, via video conferencing.India is set to witness the rollout of 5G technology, which the government claims would be affordable and accessible.

At a press conference earlier in the day, Union IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said that 5G could arrive in the country as soon as October this year.