Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – India is steadily developing 6G technology. According to Communications Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, his country aims to launch the next generation of 5G by the end of 2023 or the beginning of 2024.
“The development of 6G has already started. It will be visible somewhere in 2024 or the end of 2023.” Ashwini was quoted as saying by the Indian Express, Thursday (25/11/2021).
“We will design Indian telecommunications software to operate networks, telecommunications equipment made in India, serving telecommunications networks in India which can be global”.
Meanwhile, India will work on the parallel development of 5G and 6G. He added that he would also be rolling out for 5G. With the core software development for the technology will be completed in the third quarter of next year.
A 5G spectrum auction is also expected to take place in the second quarter of 2022.
“References have been made to TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) for the 5G spectrum auction. They have already started the consultation process. next year. Then the auction process will take place in the second quarter of 2022,” he explained.
Earlier this year, India’s cabinet approved a series of nine structural and procedural reforms to address short-term liquidity needs as well as long-term problems of telecom companies.
The government has also given telecommunications companies the option of applying a four-year moratorium. This concerns deferred spectrum payments as well as contributions to adjusted gross income.
So far, out of the three telecom companies in the country, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea have opted for a four-year moratorium.
Ashwini, while announcing the reforms last September, said there would be another round of reforms in the telecommunications sector. “There is still a lot to do, we have already worked on a series of other reforms in 3-4 months,” he said.
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