Russian Minister Discusses 5G, Telecom Technology, Security with MoS Communications at ITU Meet

By | September 27, 2022

According to an official statement, Bella Cherkesova, Russia’s Deputy Minister for Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media, expressed interest in strengthening the partnership with India in telecom technology, security, and development of 5G use cases, according to Monday’s statement.

On September 24, she met Devusinh Chauhan, India’s Minister for State for Communications. They were attending a conference organized by the UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in Romania.

During talks with the Russian minister Chauhan informed her about India’s success in spreading digital infrastructure throughout the country, especially in remote and rural areas. She also mentioned the recent 5G spectrum sale and the impending commercial 5G launch.

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“Chauhan stated that 5G services will soon be available across the country. The statement stated that India has an indigenously developed 4G stack, and is close to developing a 5G stack.

 

He stated that India has taken many steps to become self-reliant in advanced technology such as telecom, including the development of chipsets.

Chauhan stated that the Indian government created a Technology Innovation Group to design and develop 6G technology by 2030.

 

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“The Russian Deputy Minister was impressed by the rapid growth of Indian telecom and said that India’s success story in telecom is an inspiration for all of the world. According to the statement from the telecom ministry, she expressed keen interest in enhancing the cooperation with India in the area of advanced telecom technology, security and the development of 5G use cases.”

Many West-based technology companies have left Russia following the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Chauhan shared during the ministerial conference at the Plenipotentiary Conference2022 that the government has a plan for mobile services to all 6.4 million villages by 2023, and optical fibre connectivity to all by 2025.

He also mentioned that to reach the unconnected, India has set up 5.7 lakh Common Service Centers in remote and rural areas, which ensure delivery of various Government-to-Citizen (G2C) and other citizen-centric e-services.

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