India to have 5G roadmap by June

India will have a full roadmap for 5G technology by June, Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said on Tuesday.

Making the announcement at a COAI event in the capital, Sundararajan said 5G was important for India’s massive “digitisation and digitalisation” progress. She said the government is working with all stakeholders to be a frontrunner in the area of 5G and by June a complete roadmap will be ready.

“A high-level forum on 5G which includes global experts, industry experts, IITs, IISc, has already commenced work and done a fair amount of deliberation. By June, India will have full roadmap ready on this,” she said addressing the event.

The event organised by the non-profit Cellular Operators Association of India is deliberating on the vision, goals, and roadmap on 5G. It will also look at other areas of spectrum policy, regulatory regime, pilot programmes and the test bed, the official added.