"India has much to gain from rising to the 5G challenge and a tremendous opportunity to accelerate its own ambitions. It can learn from the experiences of early leaders to establish a cohesive 5G roadmap that can help drive the Digital India strategy and enable the country to distinguish itself as a challenger in shaping 5G technologies," he said.
The minister also released a global benchmark analysis of 5G policies and initiatives done by Broadband India Forum and Policy Impact Partners.
"The government of India has a unique opportunity to leverage the power of 5G to drive forward the Digital India agenda, accelerating economic growth and societal development. Policies and regulation must focus on incentivising a quantum change in investment and accelerating the deployment and take up of innovative 5G services," Sinha added.
The Global Benchmark Analysis, carried out by Policy Impact Partners, is a comparative overview of the 5G policies and market development initiatives promoted by the five countries considered to be global leaders in 5G: China, Japan, South Korea (Republic of Korea), the United Kingdom, and the United States.