Q.3 Optical fibre is the backbone of the digital infrastructure required for the 5G technology. Where does India stand in the optical fibre manufacturing industry? Examine the challenges it faces and suggest the way forward. (10 Marks)

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  • https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/5g-network-internet-subscribers-india-digital-technology-7997100/
  • In the intro, mention the functioning of the optical fibre.
  • In the body, mention the importance of the optical fibre network as India seeks to adopt the 5G technology. In the next part mention that Indian manufacturers have a strong presence across the value chain, with India having a manufacturing capacity of 100 million fibre km. In the challenges mention cheap imports from China, Indonesia and South Korea. In the way forward mention the need for the investment in R&D, PIL scheme, development of intellectual property in critical aspects of digital connectivity etc.
  • Conclude by mentioning the need to unlock the full potential of India’s optical fibre industry and enable India to emerge as a major manufacturing and technology hub.
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