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"The Indian communications market is amongst the largest in the World, and it is vital that we join hands with administrations, industry and academia across the world to shape future communication networks," said Sundararajan.

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While rolling out 5G across the country, standards would assume centre stage, Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said here on Thursday.
5G roll out will be a big event in India. Pixabay

While rolling out 5G across the country, standards would assume centre stage, Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said here on Thursday.

“As we get closer to understanding the technical challenges associated with the roll out of high speed, pervasive and reliable 5G networks, standards will assume centre stage. India was not centre stage when earlier networks such as 2G, 3G and 4G were rolled out globally. 5G however presents a great opportunity to us,” Sundararajan said.

She was addressing the 5G India 2018 International Conference here.

Broadband India Forum (BIF), along with the Consumer Unity and Trust Society International (CUTS) on Wednesday released a report on ICT standardisation and its importance in order for India to secure a leading edge in 5G.

“The Indian communications market is amongst the largest in the World, and it is vital that we join hands with administrations, industry and academia across the world to shape future communication networks,” said Sundararajan.

While rolling out 5G across the country, standards would assume centre stage, Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said here on Thursday.
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The report takes account of the macro and micro economic effects of standardisation, both in terms of the work conducted by Standards Development Organisations (SDOs) as well as when such efforts lead to the development of new & innovative products and services.

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India currently stands at a crucial juncture as the government is looking to successfully reap the potential benefits of an increasingly digitised economy, in light of the not so distant roll-out of the 5G technology.

“The discussion on standards and the critical role that they play in the larger economic context is crucial,and its relevance cannot be overestimated in the case of developing nations such as India,” said T.V. Ramachandran, President, Broadband India Forum. (IANS)

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5G Carries Potential to Contribute to India’s GDP Growth by the Year 2025

AR, VR and AI will all come together to form ‘extended reality', it added

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"5G is the promise of a better quality of life for all and exceptional opportunities. It will allow to adapt life to our needs," he said. VOA

A KPMG report on Monday said that 5G technology has the potential to add 0.35-0.5 per cent to India’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 2025.

The report further said that India Inc has the potential to unlock $48.69 billion (Rs 3,408 billion) in four years through the deployment of 5G.

The government has set a target of becoming a $5 trillion economy by 2024-25. In 2018-19, the Indian economy stood at $2.72 trillion.

“We estimate that the 5G contribution to annual GDP will likely be in the range of 0.35-0.5 per cent by 2025. The absolute value unlocked is expected to be highest in the retail sector, followed by finance and then the technology sector,” said the report released at the India Mobile Congress 2019.

It further said that IT will be the “most immersive, intelligent and inventive of all technologies”.

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Top Intel Executive said that India needs to roll out 5G faster in order to take advantage of the economic benefits it can bring to the nation. Pixabay

“Blockchain is a technology trend that has seen wide implementation during 2019 and its applications will continue to expand beyond cryptocurrency, it said.

The survey ranked artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR)/virtual reality (VR), cognitive computing and machine learning as the top technologies that will have the highest potential to generate immersive experiences, but noted that they are nascent in terms of their evolution and adoption.

AR, VR and AI will all come together to form ‘extended reality’, it added.

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Commenting on the report, Purushothaman K.G., Partner and Sector Lead for telecom at KPMG in India, said: “The future value that will be delivered through telecom operators is not by being the provider of ‘connectivity’ but as being a trusted partner and platform provider offering value and services and experiences to customers.

“We are living in exciting times where new technologies like 5G, IoT, AI and AR/VR promise to revolutionise connectivity and unlock value by creating better, more secure and personalised experiences for everyone.” (IANS)