President Murmu’s School In Mayurbhanj To Be Part Of 5G Launch


The SLS Residential School founded by President Droupadi Murmu at Pahadpur, her late husband’s village, in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district is likely to be a part of the launch of 5G service in India on Saturday. President Murmu had converted her in-laws’ ancestral house into a residential school in memory of her husband Shyam Charan Murmu, elder son Laxman Murmu and younger son Sipun Murmu, who passed away due to different reasons between 2009 and 2014.

According to the official reports, the residential school run by President Murmu will be one of the venues for the live demonstration of 5G services. The PM will also inaugurate the 6th Edition of India Mobile Congress 2022 (IMC-2022) to be held from October 1-4, 2022, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

State IT Secretaries have also been invited to the IMC-2022 and a roundtable conference with State IT Ministers is also planned during the IMC-2022 to discuss with them about the role of States and UTs in the rollout of 5G, business opportunities, need for skill development and for interaction with potential start-ups and investors.

The launch of 5G services follows years of intense preparation. Recently, 5G spectrum auctions were conducted successfully and 51,236 MHz was allocated to Telecom Service Providers with a gross revenue of Rs. 1,50,173 Crores. The auction aggregated the demand for a robust 5G ecosystem that can cater to its use cases involving IoT, M2M, AI, Edge Computing, Robotics etc.

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