Government to set up 100 5G labs to boost innovation

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Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said on 2 October that the government plans to set up 100 labs for 5G technology across India and at least 12 of them will be used to train students and conduct experiments.

Important facts

  • The minister also asked companies participating in the Indian Mobile Congress to provide their inputs for the new telecom bill, through which the government aims to simplify the licensing regime.

  • He said that the government is working significantly towards simplifying the licensing regime for all telecom companies.

  • Indigenous telecom gear maker HFCL announced the launch of 5G Lab-as-a-Service to accelerate the rollout of 5G solutions and services.

  • It will provide an automated testing environment for the private sector, academia and the government to work together on innovations.

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