February 27, 2024

In a daring transfer to advertise homegrown know-how, the Indian authorities plans to make NavIC – India’s very personal navigation system – a typical in smartphones by 2025. Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Electronics and IT, acknowledged that by the start of 2025, all 5G telephones ought to be NavIC-ready, with different telephones following swimsuit by the top of the 12 months.

Producers’ Incentive? 

The federal government is contemplating conditioning the supply. They’re considering offering incentives to smartphone producers underneath the approaching production-linked incentive (PLI) plan, significantly if these producers use NavIC-supporting chips designed or manufactured in India.

Chandrasekhar anticipates a future through which NavIC chips will energy the vast majority of cellular units. He emphasised the accomplishments of Accord, an Indian agency that created and proudly manufactured over 1,000,000 NavIC chips in 28 nanometers.

What’s NavIC? 

ISRO created NavIC, which stands tall amongst large international navigation companies akin to the USA GPS and Russia’s GLONASS. It guarantees exact location and timing companies not solely in India but additionally in surrounding international locations.

Chandrasekhar additionally highlighted NavIC’s potential within the vehicle sector, implying that it could be utilized in nations akin to Japan, Korea, and even Pakistan.