New Delhi: India will see a new generation of mobile communications in less than 10 years because there is already a buzz around 6G technology, while 5G is not even fully deployed, the president of the TRAI, PD Vaghela.
Once 5G technology is launched, it will transform all sectors of the economy and society in general. “Fixed wireless access based on the 5G network is going to be an important way to provide broadband services to homes in areas where fiber optic is not available, it can also be provided in rural areas, thus reducing the digital divide, âhe said. speaking at India Mobile Congress 2021.
5G will require formal sector agreements to seize the opportunities offered by 5G and new technologies by promoting startups, entrepreneurs and use cases.
Regulators and policymakers should proactively monitor technological developments to anticipate innovations and effectively manage disruptions. “We believe that all stakeholders, including various sectoral regulators, central government, state governments and local bodies, should help to work in a synchronized manner and facilitate the development of telecommunications infrastructure in all regions of the country.” , did he declare.
All these initiatives will encourage digital innovation, encourage the development and use of new technologies for the benefit of society. In addition, it will attract much-needed investment, Vaghela said.
âWe must advance the interests of consumers and limit potential unintended negative consequences by providing an enabling regulatory and policy regime. We are at this time when we will see a new generation of mobile communication in less than 10 years, âhe said. With increasing digitization, the telecommunications sector has become a key requirement and serves as the backbone of digital activities and the digital economy. 5G will provide the opportunity to create a network specially designed to meet different needs and can propel the growth of the nation.
An important requirement for 5G includes the deployment of backhaul links. In India, only 30% of sites are connected by fiber and the rest are by microwave link. Unlike some Europeans, countries where fiber is present to the extent of 80 to 90%, he said.
The role of regulators should be to create an enabling, flexible, adaptive and lean regulatory ecosystem. Such a regulatory ecosystem will help the country seize the opportunity resulting from technological disruptions and convert those disruptions into benefits for industry, consumers and the economy, Vaghela said.