Telecom Secretary K Rajaraman has directed the Centre for Development of Telematics, state-run telecom research, and development organization, to initiate production of 6G and other futuristic technologies to keep up with the worldwide market.
Samsung, Huawei, LG, and several other firms have already begun developing 6G technology. The next-generation telecom technology is projected to be commercially available between 2028 to 2030 and is estimated to be 50 times quicker than 5G. The highest data download speed of 5G is estimated to be 20 Gbps based on theoretical calculations. However, during trials in India, Vodafone Idea claims to have achieved the highest topmost speed of 3.7 Gbps. According to the Department of Telecom, 5G technology will provide ten times faster download speeds and up to three times more spectrum efficiency than 4G. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has confirmed that the highest 4G speed in India is about 20 Mbps on the Reliance Jio network.
Recently, Rajaraman paid a visit to C-DOT, where he opened the Quantum Communication Lab and presented the Quantum Key Distribution solution that was created in-house. The government has set up $1 billion over the next eight years for the National Mission on Quantum Technologies and Applications. C-DoT has become the first company in India to provide a full portfolio of indigenous quantum secure telecom products and solutions to meet the needs of telecom operators as well as key sectors such as defense.