India’s 6G Launch by 2030, Speed Test, Patents: Everything to Know!

Prime minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi announced Bharat 6G Vision Statement stating India is to launch 6G by 2030. Find details on the 6G speed test, 5G vs 6G, 6G benefits, India's 6G patents & more.

by Vrushali.S Updated: 28 Mar, 2023, 09:29 IST
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Shri Narendra Modi recently announced Bharat's 6G Vision Statement and the document lays out the vision to bring 6G technology to India by 2030. In this article, we have explained all the details of 6G launch in India, what is 6G and its benefits, the results of the 6G Speed Test, the comparison between 5G and 6G, and lastly, details on the positive news of India now having 127 6G patents globally.

6G speed test, 5G vs 6G, 6G benefits, the number of 6G patents we have & more.

What is 6G Technology?

6G (6th Gen Wireless) is a more advanced communication technology than 5G. Despite being at a concept stage, 6G is already making waves in the wireless communications space. 6G technology will be used to communicate at a much faster speed with other technologies like human-machine interfaces, Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), machine-to-machine communications, and much more. 6G technology in the telecom sector will also help bring low latency (simply put, the time taken for data packets to travel from the sender to the receiver)

The latest Bharat 6G Vision Statement lays out the roadmap of government to bring 6G in India. Explained in detail below.

Benefits of 6G:

As per the Bharat 6G Vision Statement, the benefits of 6G technology and how 6G will work differently than 5G are explained below:

  • Faster Speeds: 6G is expected to be 100 times faster than 5G allowing you to stream, browse, download, run data ultra-fast!

  • Low Latency: 6G is expected to have lower latency than 5G, which will enable real-time communication and applications such as remote surgery, autonomous driving, and virtual reality.

  • Increased Capacity: Since 6G operates at a much faster rate as compared to 5G & have lower latency, consumers can send or receive large data files easily as well it would support the growing demand for IoT devices and applications.

  • Energy Efficiency: 6G is expected to be more energy-efficient than 5G, which will enable longer battery life for devices and reduce the carbon footprint of the technology.

  • Security and Privacy: 6G is expected to have enhanced security and privacy features, including improved encryption and authentication methods, to protect user data and ensure network integrity.

6G technology has the potential to bring a large impact in various sectors such as healthcare, transportation, manufacturing, and entertainment among others.

Bharat 6G Vision Statement

Bharat 6G Vision Statement is a document released by the Government of India, Ministry of Communications, and Department of Telecommunications. It lays out the government’s vision, plan, and roadmap to bring the 6G technology launch in India as well as use the technology to bring transformation to various sectors and industries. An important thing to note is that India has also got 127 6G patents now, globally, and as per reports, even countries like the US are keen to have technology from India.

Below are a few of the key points from the Bharat 6G Vision Statement.

Bharat 6G Vision Statement: Key points to know
  • As per the Bharat 6G Vision Statement, the government is planning to launch 6G in India by 2030

  • The government’s 6G vision statement includes three main objectives: Affordable, Sustainable, and Ubiquitous

  • 6G can provide speed up to 1 TB/second

  • 6G use cases will include remote-controlled factories, constantly communicating self-driven cars, and smart wearables taking inputs directly from human senses, said the Bharat 6G Vision Statement

  • The government plans to position India as a hub for 6G technology, R&D, and manufacturing

  • As per the Bharat 6G Vision Statement, 5G will have a large coverage by 2030 and the same year would mark the beginning of 6G in India

  • Lower, mid-range, and higher bands and spectrums are to be made available for 6G

  • A pool of Rs. 10,000 Cr is envisaged to be created to service the 6G requirements for the next 10 years. The government may take lead in creating this fund.

  • Government to consider the feasibility of 6 GHz, 10 GHz, and THz bands

6G Speed Test:

6G as of now doesn’t exist. However, many countries like South Korea, the US, Japan, and now India are working on building 6G technology. While the 6G technology may not exist as of yet and is still under research and development, there are estimations of the 6G speed.

It is believed that 6G speed will be 100 times faster than 5G (5th Gen) communication technology.

Currently, 5G technology promises a speed of 40 to 1,100 Mbps. The maximum speed for 5G is up to 10,000 Mbps. However, as per the Bharat 6G Vision Statement, 6G will offer ultra-low latency with a speed up to 1 TBps.

5G Vs 6G Comparison (Differences between the both)
5G vs 6G Differences

5G technology

6G technology

5G is a 5th Gen technology

6G is a successor of 5G and a 6th Gen technology

5G covers bands up to 40 GHz

6G is said to work anywhere between 300 GHz to 1THz bands

5G Speed is a maximum of up to 10,000 Mbps

6G can provide a speed up to 1 Tbps

5G offers lower-latency

6G offers even lower latency (ultra-low latency)

5G cannot support Satellite Integration

6G can support Satellite Integration

5G cannot fully support use cases with ultra-low latency such as remote surgery, autonomous driving, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, metaverse experience

6G can support use cases such as robotic surgery, autonomous driving, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, metaverse experience

Note: These are only some of the differences between 5G and 6G, there are many more differences between both technologies in terms of speed, tech, use cases, etc.

How many 6G Patents does India have?

As of now, India has approx 127 6G patents globally said Mr. Ashwin Vaishnav, India’s minister of communications and information and technology on Thursday, March 23, 2023, while speaking at the Bharat Startup Summit.

"Electronics is very complex, but despite the complexity, our scientists, engineers and academicians have together acquired 100 patents in 6G," Ashwini Vaishnaw said.”

Which other countries have 6G?

Currently, no country in the world has commercial 6G technology launched. However, there are many countries like South Korea, Japan, China, the US, and now India that are actively working on bringing 6G tech. As per the Bharat 6G Vision Statement, the government plans on launching 6G in India by 2030 and also becoming a global leader in the same space.

After thoughts on 6G Launch in India

6G in India is going to be a long journey for us as while the technology has countless benefits, it does have its own challenges. One of the challenges of bringing the 6G technology to India and the world is the risk of increasing the carbon footprint significantly if the right balance isn’t maintained. The next big challenge in front of us is also the implementation cost. Nevertheless, 6G in India will not only bring massive transformation to several sectors of the country, it also has the potential to make India become an even more enormous economy in the world than it is today.

What are your thoughts on the 6G launch in India? And the Bharat 6G Vision Statement, do let us know!

Thanks to @Gold99 for also sharing the news of India's 6G launch with us

Source: Read the full Bharat 6G Vision Statement on the official government website

Also Read: List of Jio 5G supported phones from all brands

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Bhaisab pehle 4g ka sukh to dilwa do....

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Looks like people here need to read how Network infra planning needs to start way in advance. I remember 3G research happened in my office next building and it started way before even 2G was announced. 

If India wants to go this path of self dependency then this has to be done in such advance. Kudos to the team behind. 

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