5G spectrum auction will start next year, work will be done faster for 6G too!

Dr. Rajaraman called upon C-DOT to take an active lead towards early implementation of 5G and 6G in collaboration with Indian companies, start-ups and academia.

5G spectrum auction will start next year, work will be done faster for 6G too!

he Center for Development of Telematics (C-DOT), the flagship Telecom Research & Development Center of the Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications, Government of India, on Thursday launched a program focused on the theme “The Way Forward to Simultaneously Leverage Indian Telecom R&D Potential”. Workshop organized. The workshop was organized at C-DOT's Delhi campus along with the awardees of Production Linked Planning (PLI) and Digital Communication Innovation Square (DCIS) schemes.

Secretary and Chairman in the Department of Telecommunications, Government of India, K. Rajaraman inaugurated the technical workshop in the presence of Anita Praveen, Special Secretary, Department of Telecommunications, Government of India.


Discussion on solutions to meet market demand

The objective of the workshop was to bring various stakeholders including industry, R&D, academia, startups and MSMEs on a common platform to deliberate on the strengths and weaknesses of the indigenous manufacturing ecosystem and develop effective technologies at a faster rate. . The focus of the workshop was primarily on leveraging C-DOT's R&D expertise in diverse areas of telecommunications by the Indian manufacturing and startup ecosystem. Through this event discussions were held to not only meet the domestic demand, but also to accelerate the indigenous development of solutions to meet the market demand for export to other countries.

The workshop participants were briefed about the state-of-the-art initiatives of DoT as well as C-DOT's R&D efforts to support dissemination of indigenously developed and manufactured technologies globally.

Efforts are being made to realize 'Self-reliant India' and 'Gati Shakti'

In his address at the event, K Rajaraman, Secretary, Department of Telecommunications, Government of India, and Chairman, Digital Communications Commission, emphasized the need for synergy among the relevant stakeholders to take advantage of the vast potential of in-house technologies and expertise. Rajaraman said that this is an effort towards realizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of 'Self-reliant India' and 'Gati Shakti'. He also highlighted the priorities of the government towards making India a big manufacturing hub.

This is reflected in the phenomenal growth of domestic electronics manufacturing since 2014-15, Rajaraman said. He said that 5G technology is giving us a great opportunity and the auction of 5G spectrum is going to start early next year. He called upon C-DOT to take active leadership towards early implementation of 5G and 6G in collaboration with Indian companies, start-ups and academia.


C-DOT Product Exhibition Overview

Anita Praveen, Special Secretary, Department of Telecommunications, Government of India, launched an incentive scheme aimed at encouraging industry and start-ups to accelerate indigenous development and production of telecom technologies – PLI and digital communication innovations such as Square-DCIS. Stressed on the initiative of Department of Telecommunications. He also stressed on cooperation with R&D in the telecom sector for active participation in the implementation of 5G in the country. He also visited C-DOT product exhibition and advised C-DOT to work closely with local industry and start-ups for commercialization of indigenous R&D.

Dr. Rajkumar Upadhyay, Executive Director, C-DOT said that C-DOT looks forward to collaborating with academia and industry including MSMEs and Start-ups in various sectors of Telecom to develop cost-competitive indigenous systems And assured them of full support and cooperation in this regard. He also elaborated on the various forms of association with C-DOT including collaborative R&D and technology transfer.


Emphasis on reducing dependence on technology imports

Rajaram Ghosh, chief executive officer, Priyaraj Electronics, Rajesh Tuli, managing director, Coral Telecom, and T.S. Ramu also expressed his views on identifying opportunities for mutual engagement to form productive alliance with C-DOT to develop holistic indigenous solutions and reduce dependence on technology imports. He expressed confidence in C-DOT's R&D efforts and said that effective collaboration with R&D will ensure market momentum.

The representatives of the Technology Development Board, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, interacted with the various initiatives of the Government for supporting and funding start-ups and eligible companies for commercialization of indigenous innovations.

Several bilateral meetings were held between C-DOT, DoT and representatives of Indian companies and start-ups as part of the workshop to explore areas of joint collaboration to meet the market driven requirements in a time bound manner.

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