NEW DELHI: India is moving in the direction of becoming a leader in the area of 6G technology, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday.
“We are not only expanding 5G in the country but also moving in the direction of becoming leaders in the area of 6G technology,” he said while speaking at the India Mobile Congress in Delhi.
India has reached 43rd spot in mobile broadband speed from previous rank of 118, PM Modi said, adding four lakh 5G base stations have been set up within one year of 5G roll-out.The Prime Minister also used the platform to take a dig the UPA government over the 2G spectrum scam.
“Everyone knows what happened during the 2G (spectrum allocation under the UPA government). During our government, 4G was expanded but there was no stain on us. I am confident that India will lead the world in 6G technology as well,” he said.
PM Modi said giving citizens access of capital, access of resources and access of technology is priority for the government.
He also mentioned the recent announcement by Google to manufacture Pixel phones in India. “Recently, Google announced the manufacturing of its Pixel phone in India. Samsung’s Fold 5 mobile phone and Apple’s iPhone 15 are being manufactured in India. We are proud that the world is using Made in India mobile phones now,” he added.
PM Modi inaugurated the 7th Edition of the India Mobile Congress, scheduled from October 27-29, at the recently-launched Bharat Mandapam in Pragati Maidan.
The India Mobile Congress is Asia’s largest telecom, media, and technology forum. It provides a platform to showcase India’s remarkable advancements in telecommunications and technology, making significant announcements and offering start-ups the opportunity to showcase innovative products and solutions.

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