Country's first '5G testbed' launched

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the country's first 5G testbed, which will enable industry players and startups to test and validate their products locally.

  • This testbed has been set up at a cost of Rs 220 crore.

  • This 5G testbed has been developed as a multi-institution collaborative project by 8 institutes led by IIT Madras.

  • Due to no 5G testbed till now, startups and industry players had to go abroad to test and validate their products.

  • This testbed will create a supportive ecosystem for the Indian industry and startups to help them validate their products, prototypes, solutions and algorithms in 5G and next-gen technologies.

  • Other institutes involved in the project are IIT Delhi, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur, IISc Bangalore, Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering and Research (SAMEER) and Centre of Excellence in Wireless Technology (CEWiT).

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