How Indigenous is India's 5G Technology?
India is taking a big leap with rolling out 5G network, after successful auctions.
The government recently said that this fifth-generation technology is indigenous.
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the India’s 5G is not imported, it is a domestic product.
Sitharaman also said that the Indian government can offer the indigenous 5G technology and infrastructure to other countries as well.
A few days before the finance minister’s US visit, the country’s Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw had announced that over 200 cities in India will get access to 5G within six months.
Telecom companies are working on a war footing to launch pan India services.
Reliance Jio has inked multi-year contracts with Ericsson and Nokia to get 5G network equipment.
Complete indigeneity in 5G infra and technology is still far-fetched for India.
However, there is some progress on the tech front with 5G when compared with 3G or 4G.