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Bharat 6G Mission: PM Modi launches India's 6G project, official testbed

The new 6G testbed is being co-developed by a consortium of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), including Guwahati and Madras

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The PM said the ongoing 5G rollout in India has crossed 125 cities and 350 districts

Subhayan Chakraborty New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday unveiled India’s 6G mission, which visualises a focused initiative for the next-generation tech in India, and the official 6G testbed project to allow research on new network technologies.

The government has launched the Bharat 6G project, and appointed an apex council to oversee it. India is the second-largest telecom market globally with 1.2 billion digital subscribers.

Speaking at the event, Modi said the past nine years witnessed an unprecedented digital leap, whereby India's digital economy grew 2.5 times faster than the national economy.

Modi also launched the 'Call Before You Dig (CBuD)’ app to

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First Published: Mar 22 2023 | 1:28 PM IST

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