Govt to work with industry to proliferate 5G: Sinha

Govt to work with industry to proliferate 5G: Sinha

Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs (I/C) Hardeep Singh Puri, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu, Minister of State for Communications (I/C) and Railways Manoj Sinha, Reliance Industries Ltd. Chairman Mukesh Ambani and Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla attend the Indian Mobile Congress 2018 at Aerocity, in New Delhi. (PTI photo)

The Government will work in collaboration with industry players towards the proliferation of 5G across the country, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said on Thursday.

Addressing Indian Mobile Congress-2018 in New Delhi, the Minister said, India has become the largest consumer of mobile data today. To further efforts in this direction, the government will ensure required infrastructure is put in place.

He said for the last two years, the telecom towers have more than doubled in the country.

By allowing the spectrum trading and shaping, the cost of execution for telecom operators has reduced he said.

The cabinet has approved the National Digital Communication Policy and it will be implemented with speed, he said.