Govt to set up 100 5G labs to promote innovation: IT Minister | So Good News
New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) The government will set up 100 5G labs across the country and some of these labs will become incubators to train students, promote innovation, research and experimentation, IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said on Sunday.
“We are going to set up 100 5G labs across the country. I request the telecom industry to come together and turn at least 12 of these 100 labs into telecom incubators to train students and conduct experiments,” he said. Indian Mobile Congress (IMC) 2022 is here.
Vaishnav said the government is working significantly towards easing the licensing regime for all telecom players.
“I am very happy to see the energy of startups and small and medium businesses going to rural areas to benefit people,” he told the gathering.
The minister also called for comments on the Indian Telecom Bill, 2022.
Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said the launch of 5G will be a defining moment not only for India but for the entire world.
“A large economy like India with talent is stepping out of the shadows and taking a leadership role. We are now designing, developing and manufacturing goods locally and showing the world the scale and speed at which 5G is being adopted across the length and breadth of India,” he said at the event.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched 5G services and India ushered in the era of ultra-high-speed internet.
“Today 130 million Indians are getting a great gift in the form of 5G from the country and the country’s telecom industry. 5G is the door of a new era for the country. 5G is the beginning of infinity. The sky of possibilities. I congratulate every Indian for this,” he said.