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Neighbouring countries, allies to get access to India's 5G testbed

"More discussions on the proposal will be soon held. Other nations will be asked to apply for the same," an official said

Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister of Railways of India
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Ashwini Vaishnaw | Photo: PTI

Subhayan Chakraborty New Delhi
Neighbouring nations like Bangladesh, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, and other friendly nations like Iran will get access to India’s 5G testbed, officials said.

The tech will enable start-ups and government agencies in these countries to research and develop 5G technologies suited to their particular needs, and share innovation.

The highly discounted testing services will be opened to all allied nations, the officials said. The proposal has come from Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, who has pushed for India playing a bigger role in technological partnerships with other nations, they said.

“More discussions on the proposal will be soon held. Other

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First Published: Mar 23 2023 | 7:55 PM IST

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