Govt’s 5G Push: 8 Lakh New Towers Will Come Up Across India, 100% Increase Planned

Govt's 5G Push: 8 Lakh New Towers Will Come Up Across India, 100% Increase Planned
Govt’s 5G Push: 8 Lakh New Towers Will Come Up Across India, 100% Increase Planned

The rollout of the 5G network is all set to happen any time soon, but the government has some new plans ahead of that!

Eight lakh new mobile towers are to be installed across the country over the next two years.

Eight Lakh New Mobile Towers To Be Installed In Next Two Years?

These eight lakh mobile towers will be capable of offering double the current strength. Additionally, the government will make sure that three out of four will be connected through optical fibres in order to boost their data carrying capacity.

As per reports, the plans have already been discussed with the PMO and the government is already well on its way to make sure that the digital environment connected will support new-age tech, such as those centred around internet of things, augmented and VR casts, autonomous driving and smart home solutions.

As per sources, “The pandemic has shown how digital has become the backbone of our economy, aiding businesses and offices, education and entertainment from home. The government wants adequate enablers to be in place to support the growth of digital infrastructure as internet becomes central to a variety of tasks.”

The push to towers will record an increase in density from 0. 4/1,000 population to 1/1,000 population by the end of March 2024. These are mostly received by the resident welfare associations (RWAs) over radiation concerns.

15 Lakh Towers To Be Installed By FY 2024

Sources have also been confirmed that as of now, 6.8 lakh towers have been installed across the country and more than 15 lakh towers are planned to be installed by FY 2024. They have also stated that stakeholders are being consulted for a strategy for faster fiberasation.

As of now, 34% of the towers have already been fiberized, and this number is expected to reach 70% by end of March 2024.

Some experts have also stated that spectrum holdings of telecom companies become stronger through regular auctions, and additional efforts are required in the form of infrastructure development.

“With a robust 5G infrastructure, India will empower innovators to help create new businesses, services and experiences to benefit sectors across domains,” Avishkar Misra, who heads data science at TracFone Wireless, a Verizon subsidiary, said.

A set up of the National Fibre Authority (NFA) on the lines of other regulatory authorities is also being discussed by the government.

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