Telecommunication Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw was also present during the launch of 5G yesterday, along with industrialists -- Mukesh Ambani, Kumar Mangalam Birla and Sunil Bharti Mittal. Commerce minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday said the roll-out of 5G in the country was a very big confidence booster to India's aspirations for growth and added that the enthusiasm surrounding the launch is truly empowering.
Vaishnaw also emphasized that the most important study groups for the future development of 5G and sixth-generation (6G) mobile systems under the International Telecommunications Union are now being chaired by Indian delegates.
Chieftains of the telecom sector on Saturday showed solid unity behind the Prime Minister's vision of revolutionizing the sector through 5G technology. Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, Bharti Airtel Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal, and Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla joined PM Modi at the launch of 5G services.
6G is the sixth generation mobile system standard currently under development for wireless communications technologies supporting cellular data networks. It is the planned successor to 5G and will likely be significantly faster.
Like its predecessors, 6G networks will probably be broadband cellular networks, in which the service area is divided into small geographical areas called cells. Several companies such as Anritsu, NTT Docomo, Keysight, Fly, Nokia, Ericsson, Huawei, Samsung, LG, Apple, Xiaomi, Jio, Airtel, and research institutes like Technology Innovation Institute have shown interest in 6G networks.
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