Friday, January 27, 2023

Manipur becomes first NE state to launch 5G network


Manipur became the first state in the northeast to launch 5G network after chief minister N Biren Singh launched it on Wednesday in Imphal at a simple function held at the cabinet hall of the Chief Minister’s Secretariat. Talking to reporters after launching the network, Singh urged the service provider to focus on the border and remotest areas of the state. He highlighted the Prime Minister’s vision regarding 5G network, adding that India had launched the 5G network on October 1 2022, with an objective to transform various sectors including health, transport, logistics, agriculture, disaster management, etc.
He said making use of telecom infrastructure extensively for better governance is an integral part of the state’s development strategy. He said 5G network offered manufacturers and telecom operators the chance to build smart factories, to take advantage of technologies such as automation and artificial intelligence. “The launching of 5G will improve the lives of the common man, raise the living standard of the people of Manipur and will also create such needed employment opportunities as well as generating revenue for the state,” the chief minister said. State chief secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar expressed confidence that in the next six months each and every habitation, recognized villages in the state will have at least 4G connection which will make connectivity in Manipur one of the best in the northeast region.
Rajnish Verma, CEO of Bharti Airtel, Assam and northeast said Airtel was the first operator to launch 5G services in the northeast region of the country.
Additional Chief Secretaries Shri MH Khan, Shri P. Vaiphei, Shri Vumlunmang Vualnam, other government officials and representatives of the Bharti Airtel attended the event.

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