IT is a matter of satisfaction that the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom is making brisk preparations for the launch of the 5G in the country in 2023.
In a presentation to the Prime Minister, the Ministry highlighted that for meeting the future requirements of digitization across the country and the launch of future technological needs such as 5G, projects have been launched for “deep fiberization’ by the Universal Service Fund (USF) to expand the telecom services and internet even in remote and backward areas of the country.
The 5G is described as a road to the future because of its huge potential to transform individual lives and economies of the globe.
It is designed to do a variety of things that can transform our lives, including giving us faster download speeds, low latency and more capacity and connectivity for billions of devices—especially in the areas of virtual reality (VR), the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI).
It requires huge preparations and with this in view the target of 2023 is quite understandable and one hopes the deadline would be considered sacrosanct by all concerned.
This is because the countries that want to remain competitive in the global economy are adapting to 5G technology at an increasingly rapid pace and communication service providers around the globe are struggling to build-out, validate and deploy commercial 5G networks.
South Korea, China and the United States are the countries that lead the world in building and deploying 5G technology but countries like Sweden, Turkey and Estonia too have taken significant steps to make 5G networks commercially available to their citizens.
It is hoped that the Ministry would have aggressive consultations and interaction with all stakeholders especially service providers to ensure that the commercial launch of the 5G becomes a reality in 2023.