The government has announced that 5G services will soon start in India. According to Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi, the government is taking optical fibre to every village. The government is taking steps towards 5G, treading towards semiconductors, and laying a network of optical fibre cable (OFC) under the Digital India initiative.

According to the PM, 400,000 common service centres are developing in villages in India. Moreover, the power of innovation is visible in the form of unified payment interface (UPI) BHIM, digital payments, India’s global rank in the fintech space and 40 per cent share globally.

The PM touched upon an all-round development of technology in the country from 5G to push for electronic chips, laying OFC network across villages and enabling digital entrepreneurship in villages through common services centres, making the present decade ‘techade’ for India.