The International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU’s) Study Group has accepted India’s vision to have complete coverage under the 6G technology. This is expected to reduce the cost of deployment of the next generation technology. ITU Study Group (SG-5) accepted the proposal in a meeting held in Geneva on September 25-26, 2023.

IMT 2030, also known as 6G, is being developed by the Working Party 5D of ITU-R Study Group 5. The 6G vision document released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed that implementing 6G technology should be affordable, ubiquitous and sustainable.

Meanwhile, in the previous meeting of the Study Group, the Indian delegation had successfully managed the inclusion of 6G ubiquitous connectivity into the IMT2030 framework as a usage scenario, enabling high-speed broadband internet for both urban and rural populations, hence mitigating the digital divide and bringing equal opportunities for all through the mobile technologies.