|Union Minister Manoj Sinha said while the buzz today is 4G, the government is gearing up for the introduction of 5G services.|
At an industry event on Friday, Sinha said the government's next telecom policy will take into account future trends when data will drive the industry more than voice, given the surge in use of broadband amid growing penetration of smartphones.
"We need to think of and prepare for an ecosystem where Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) are mainstreams, and connectivity is seamless, designed to improve the quality of e-governance and education, as well as to enable financial inclusion, smart cities, and an intelligent transportation system, amongst other things," Sinha said.
"The need of the hour is to ramp up for the digital era," Sinha said, adding that whether it is broadband spectrum, Internet adoption or availability, data protection. Read more.