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Banks need to upgrade their PoS as 2G phases out: Telecom dept

The Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technologies unveiled a White Paper on '5G Applications for Banking and Financial Services'

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

PoS machine

In the wake of2G spectrum and services being phasedout, need to upgrade their Point of Sale (POS) machines to advanced technologies such as 3G and 4G, said a senior official of department of telecommunications Friday here.

"One of the things that the uses is the POS, which right now is enabled. In a couple of years, there will be no in this country. There will only be 3G, 4G and beyond..

Are we getting ready for the (upgrade of) POS as the is moving out? We would(other wise) have a challenge of financial inclusion," Amit Yadav, joint secretary Department of Telecommunications said.

He formally launched "5G Use Cases Lab for the Banking and Financial Sector in India" by the Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technologies (IDRBT).

On the infrastructure for mobile services, he said the number of mobile towers in the country have gone up to over five lakhs during the past three years from less than two lakh and Base Stations (BTS) have increased to over 20 lakh from the earlier six lakh.

He said the Departments of Telecomm, Information Technology and Science and Technology teamed up and submitted a report to the Centre on 5G Roadmap for India.

The IDRBT Friday unveiled a White Paper on "5G Applications for Banking and Financial Services".

First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 16:05 IST
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