According to Ashwini Vaishnaw, Union Minister of Communications, Electronics and Information Technology and Railways, Indian entities including scientists, engineers and academicians have acquired 100 patents for 6G technology. 

Speaking at the Bharat Startup Summit organised by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the minister said that India is taking a leap in 5G technology with the fastest rollout of networks in the world. He added that the 5G network rollout has far exceeded the government of 200 cities by March 31, 2023, with coverage in 397 cities at present. 

Further, Vaishnaw said that 10 years ago, 99 per cent of mobile phones were imported and now, 99 per cent of units used in India are made locally. He also informed that India has started the export of telecom products such as radio equipment to the US.