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Ashwini Vaishnaw, Union Minister of Communications, Electronics & Information Technology and Railway on Thursday announced the successful testing of 5G call at IIT Madras. 5G network is a vital stage for India towards self-reliance in the telecom sector.

Vaishnaw shared a video of making the 5G call at IIT Madras before media, faculties and other authorities.

He said, "Successfully tested 5G call at IIT Madras. Entire end to end network is designed and developed in India."

Watch the video below:

Earlier on May 17, PM Narendra Modi in his address during TRAI's silver jubilee celebration, dedicated the self-made 5G Test Bed. He said it is an important step toward self-reliance in critical and modern technology in the telecom sector.

"The country's own 5G standard has been made in the form of 5Gi, it is a matter of great pride for the country. It will play a big role in bringing 5G technology to the villages of the country", Modi said during his speech.

The PM had highlighted that the 5G technology is going to bring positive changes in the governance of the country, ease of living and ease of doing business. This will boost growth in every sector like agriculture, health, education, infrastructure and logistics. This will also increase convenience and create many employment opportunities.

India also aims for 6G network going forward.

In February this year, Vaishnaw inaugurated India Telecom 2022 which is a platform for convergence of technology and business exchange.

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