Early 5G deployers in the US, South Korea, Japan, China, and the UK expect that accelerated 5G deployments will stimulate economic growth, establish geopolitical superiority, and even gain advantages in terms of military and intelligence powers. The Indian government is also convinced about the advantages of 5G connectivity, including how it can help the country leapfrog traditional developmental barriers and advance the vision of “Digital India.” The Indian Department of Telecommunication (DoT) expects that the cumulative economic impact of 5G on India can reach US$1 trillion by 2035. Based on the characteristics of India, 5G provides an opportunity for local products and services to reach out to global markets, and also to utilize economies of scale. Therefore, DoT identified three main priorities for 5G from an Indian perspective:
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