New Delhi: India is moving towards becoming a leader in 6G technology, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He also said that the future is here and now.
PM Modi inaugurated the Indian Mobile Congress (IMC) at Delhi. Speaking on the occasion Modi said that we are not only expanding 5G in the country but also moving in the direction of becoming leaders in the area of 6G technology. Everyone knows what happened during the 2G (referring to the spectrum allocation scam during the UPA regime). During our government, 4G was expanded but there was no stain on us. I am confident that India will lead the world in 6G technology, he added.
Whether it is telecom, technology, or connectivity or whether it is 6G, AI, cybersecurity, semiconductors, drones or space sector, the future is going to be very different, said Modi. Within a year of the launch of 5G, nearly four lakh 5G base stations have been working today. They are covering 97% of the cities and more than 80 per cent of the population, said Modi.
Airtel Chief Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman of Aditya Birla group Kumar Mangalam Birla and Reliance Jio Chairman Akash Ambani as well as telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw were attended.
PM Modi said that the world is using Made in India phones while referring to the transformation which has taken in the recent past in the telecom sector. Recently, Google has announced the manufacturing of its Pixel phone in India. Samsung’s Fold 5 mobile phone and Apple’s iPhone 15 are being manufactured in India. We are proud that the world is using Made in India mobile phones now, PM Modi said.
India has become an exporter from a net importer, he added. India has reached 43rd position in mobile broadband speed from the previous rank of 118.