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5G technology presents India with an opportunity to become a leader in one of the omnipresent technologies of the future, yet there are many challenges that need to be addressed. Discuss.

Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.

5. 5G technology presents India with an opportunity to become a leader in one of the omnipresent technologies of the future, yet there are many challenges that need to be addressed. Discuss. (250 words)

Reference: Times of India 

Why the question:

It is estimated that, 5G technology will considerably change the world around us by enabling a new kind of network that is designed to connect virtually everyone and everything together including machines, objects, and devices.

Key Demand of the question:

Explain the 5G technology, its opportunities and the challenges associated with it and discuss the way forward.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

It is estimated that, 5G technology will considerably change the world around us by enabling a new kind of network that is designed to connect virtually everyone and everything together including machines, objects, and devices.

Body:

Explain that a recent 5G Economy study has estimated that by the year 2035, 5G technology will generate $13.2 Trillion dollars of global economic output by supporting a wide range of industries. It also estimated that 5G value chain (including Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEMs), operators, content creators, app developers, and consumers) could alone support up to 22.3 million jobs globally.

Discuss the prospects in brief. Then move onto explain how adoption of 5G Technology could generate a cyber-security challenge.

Conclusion:

5G technology presents India with an opportunity to become a leader in one of the omnipresent technologies of the future. India must embrace this opportunity by deploying 5G networks early, efficiently, and pervasively. Though there are several challenges from domestic deficiencies to geopolitical quagmires. But, India has often leapfrogged the curve in adoption of the latest telecommunications technologies like 4G in the past. Amid the rising connectivity demands during COVID-19, the time is ripe to make rapid strides towards 5G deployment.