South Asia and Beyond

‘India’s Home Grown 5G Is Now Part Of Global 5G Standards’

NEW DELHI: India’s indigenous 5G technology is now part of the international mainstream, meaning it has been accepted by the International Telecommunication Union as part of the global 5G standards. This is a first for India. It also gives this country an IPR in the strategic telecom sector, which until now, has been the preserve of a handful of countries and their corporate groups.

So what happens now? Dr. Abhay Karandikar, Director of IIT Kanpur which along with IITs in Madras, Hyderabad and Bombay had worked on the 5G testbed, told StratNewsGlobal that it reduces India’s dependence on foreign telecom developers, gives a leg up to the 5G ecosystem in the country and lays the ground for 6G further down the road.

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