Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh soft launches 5G Network in Manipur at the Cabinet Hall of the Chief Minister’s Secretariat and urged the service provider to focus on the border and remotest areas of the state.
Biren highlighted the Prime Minister’s vision regarding 5G Network, and said India had launched the 5G network on October 1, 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, and added that 5G network offer 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, raising the living standard of the people of Manipur and will also create such needed employment opportunities as well as generating revenue for the State, he continued.
Chief secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar expressed confidence that in the next six months each and every habitation, recognised villages in the State will have atleast 4G connection which will make connectivity in Manipur one of the best in the North East region.
Rajnish Verma, CEO, Bharti Airtel, Assam and North East said Airtel is the first operator to launch 5G services in North East.