India can steer 6G standardization & become a global exporter of such technologies: DST Secretary

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Source: The post is based on the article “India can steer 6G standardization & become a global exporter of such technologies: DST Secretary published in “PIB” on 30th October 2023

Why in the News?

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) Secretary has said that India has the potential to lead in 6G standardization by leveraging its indigenous 5G technology.

What is the difference between 5G and 6G Technology?

6G

 

Aspect5G6G
SpeedProvides speeds up to several gigabits per second (Gbps).Expected to offer speed in the terabits per second (Tbps) range.
Latency: It refers to the time it takes for a signal to travel from one point to another over a network connectionAround 1-10 milliseconds (ms)In the range of microseconds (μs).
TechnologyUtilizes technologies like massive MIMO, beamforming and network slicing.Predicted to integrate technologies such as AI-driven networks, advanced beamforming and quantum cryptography.
ApplicationsEnables advancements in Internet of Things(IoT), autonomous vehicles, AR/VR and smart cities.Expected to support more advanced applications such as holographic communications, real-time AI and more sophisticated IoT.
DeploymentCurrently being deployed globally, with ongoing expansion.Expected to start commercial deployment around the late 2020s to 2030 and beyond.

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