India keen to lead in 6G technology, Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw – Capital Business

 Highlighting the country’s stride in technology and innovation Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Wednesday asserted that India should lead the world in 6G technology.

Vaishnaw attended the Communication Ministers’ Conclave held in New Delhi, with the theme of ‘Enabling Innovation in Telecommunications to Ensure Digital Transformation of the Society’.

“Sometime back our Prime Minister gave us a target that in 5G we must stand shoulder to shoulder with the world and in 6G we must take the lead. On the basis of the target, all of us…the country has worked, the academia, and the entrepreneurs have worked and the 6G vision was inaugurated today. By now more than 127 patents for 6G technologies have been obtained by our people,” Vaishnaw said.

“Today, India is confidently developing products and technology. Take the case of defence, steel, railways and renewable energy, in every sector India is embarking on developing technology rather than consuming technology. That is the mindset shift that happened in the last eight years,” he said.

The event brought together Communication Ministers and senior government officials from across the South Asia region, as well as representatives of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The discussions converged on the latest developments in the field of telecommunications, with a focus on emerging technologies, regulatory issues, and the role of governments in driving innovation and growth. They also addressed the challenges faced by the telecommunication sector.

Jay Ndungu

Jay is a computer scientist and journalist with a passion for the intersection of technology and society. He has a background in computer science, developing a deep understanding of the technical aspects of the industry, including programming languages and software development methodologies. Currently, He writes for Nairobi Times, covering a wide range of topics including technology, politics, sports, and entertainment. With his unique combination of technical knowledge and journalistic experience, Jay brings a unique perspective to the stories he covers, able to explain complex technical concepts in an easy-to-understand manner. His work is dedicated to bridge the gap between technology and society, and to make people more aware of the potential of technology to make the world a better place.

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