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PM Modi unveils Bharat 6G Vision document, launches next-gen test bed

Mar 22, 2023 01:59 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday released Bharat 6G Vision document and rolled out 6G test bed. Government expects this to foster creativity, capacity development, and quicker technological adoption in country.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened the new United Nations' International Telecommunication Union (ITU) area office and Innovation Centre on Wednesday. During the event, PM revealed the Bharat 6G Vision document and launched the 6G R&D Test Bed.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiling Bharat 6G Vision document. (YouTube/ Narendra Modi)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiling Bharat 6G Vision document. (YouTube/ Narendra Modi)

"I'm happy that on the first day of new year, a remarkable beginning related to telecom, ICT & related innovation is taking place in India. The 6G testbed has also been launched," PM Modi said in the inauguration speech.

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What is Bharat 6G Vision document?

The Indian government's Bharat 6G vision document is prepared by the Technology Innovation Group on 6G (TIG-6G), which was formed in November 2021 to build a roadmap and action plans for 6G in India, according to an official statement.

Officials from Ministries/Departments, experts from research and development institutions, academia, standardisation bodies, telecom service providers, and business are among the members.

What is 6G Test bed?

The 6G Test Bed will provide a platform for academic institutions, industry, start-ups, MSMEs, and industry, among others, to test and verify evolving ICT technologies. (ALSO READ: Race to 6G: South Korea aims roll out by 2028; Where India stands?)

The Bharat 6G Vision Document and 6G Test Bed, according to Centre, will create an enabling environment for innovation, capacity building, and faster technology adoption in India.

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