Reimagining Connectivity with 5G in India – TechSagar Emerging Tech Webinar Series | E8

The adoption of 5G will be even faster than that of 4G, which was already fairly fast.” – Ignacio Contreras, Qualcomm’s director of marketing for 5G.

At the inauguration of ‘India Telecom 2022’ earlier in February 2022, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister for Communications, Electronics & Information Technology and Railways said, “In India, the 5G network is in its final stages of development. The country is participating today in development of 6G standards, in the thought process of 6G.”1

This has generated a hope amongst Indian citizens for a brighter future, promising clear economic and lifestyle benefits. 5G aims to bring innumerable opportunities to significantly impact the Indian market. With faster speed and immensely larger capacity when compared with 4G LTE networks, it promises to be one of the fastest, robust technologies – envisioned to revolutionize life as we know it. What will this mean for our nation? How can we reimagine connectivity with 5G in India?

The eight episode of the TechSagar Emerging Tech Webinar Series focused on addressing these pertinent thoughts. An esteemed panel of industry experts drove key discussions, identified significant challenges and pondered sustainable solutions for reimagining connectivity with 5G across the country.

The panel included distinguished experts from the industry, Rakesh Kumar (R. K.) Bhatnagar, Director General, Voice of Indian Communication Technology Enterprises (VoICE), Surya Patar Munda, Vice President, Telecom, Cientra Tech Solutions with Vinayak Godse, Senior Vice President, Data Security Council of India as the Moderator.

Vinayak Godse, Senior Vice President, Data Security Council of India, reinstated the important role that tech will play in the future. He highlighted how this decade is being identified as the ‘Technology Decade’ with most discussions happening around how technology is set to redefine the coming years. Several goals and aspects of National Security are likely to be dependent on the