By formulating the implementation of 5G technology by June, the government will strive to overcome other countries in the world of wireless communication. In this the government has urged the industry to provide help. Central Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundarajan said that in the case of 2G, 3G and 4G, India had started late. But in case of 5G, he wants to be ahead. Telecom Secretary was addressing the conference organized by the Cellular Operators Association (COAI) on 5G technology.
He said that 5G technology not only provides more speed to mobile broadband, but is also very helpful in the mission-wise operation of important services and establishment of internet facilities at a large scale. Therefore, to prepare a road map of 5G, the government has created a high level platform by combining global experts, industry experts, IITs and IISc professionals. This platform has started its work. Several rounds of discussions have been completed. By June, the 5G roadmap will be ready. Apart from the 5G Vision and Goals, the forum is also discussing spectrum policy, regulatory mechanism and pilot programs.
Telecommunication Secretary said that in addition to creating transformational capabilities in the country from 5G, network virtualization, cloud and data analytics will also affect areas. Although it is not known whether the 5G is right to tell the next generation technique. But it is certain that this will create transformational capabilities of the next round.
Vodafone-Idea merger cleared in last round
Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundarajan said that the approval for the proposed merger of Vodafone India and Idea Cellular is in the final stages. The merger of these two will form the country’s largest telecom company. Last week, both companies had announced the appointment of Balash Sharma as CEO of the new company. On the approval of the Department of Telecommunications, the merger said that its process is in the final stages. The merger has got clearance from the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) and SEBI. Sundararajan said that approval from the Department of Telecom includes many clearances like FDI and licenses. Their process is being completed soon.