India achieved a significant milestone in its 5G network deployment with the inauguration of the latest 5G site in Gangotri. The event was attended by Union Minister for Communications and IT Ashwini Vaishnaw and Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami. The number of 5G sites in India has now exceeded 200,000.
Mr. Vaishnaw expressed his pride in this accomplishment, stating that a new 5G site is being activated every minute. He emphasized that India aims to not only keep pace with the world in 5G but also take the lead in 6G technology. He further highlighted India’s transformation from a technology importer to a technology exporter.
The deployment of the first 100,000 5G sites took place within five months of the Prime Minister’s launch of the service on October 1. The subsequent 100,000 sites were rolled out in just three months.
Mr. Dhami, the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, emphasized the positive impact of high-speed connectivity in the region. He noted that the implementation of 5G in hilly areas would benefit devotees of Chardham and enhance relief and disaster management, surveillance, and the local economy.
Additionally, the ministers announced the dedication of optical fiber connectivity for the Chardham pilgrimage sites (Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamnotri, and Gangotri) in Uttarakhand to the nation.
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