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India, UK academic institutions to collaborate on 5G technologies

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The (C-DOT), a government-owned body engaged in research and development (R&D) in the field of in India,today signed separate Memorandum of Agreements (MoUs) with three academic institutions in the (UK) to facilitate meaningful exploration and early adoption of technologies.

The focus of the engagement between and the universities will be to set up use-case labs to explore new scenarios for 5G, promote awareness and understanding of 5G, support the creation of test-beds, conduct field trials, and evolve solutions for the Indian context.

The agreements were signed and exchanged at the in London by Vipin Tyagi, Executive Director, C-DOT, Mischa Dohler, of and Head of the Centre for Research at King's College London, Rahim Tafazolli, and Founder of the Innovation Centre at the and the Leader, Dimitra Simeonidou, of the at the and Chief Scientific for

These MouUs were signed in the presence of Manoj Sinha, of to the U.K.- Mr.Y.K.Sinha, and National Adviser- Mr on Wednesday.

Speaking on the occasion, Sinha said, "The is fully committed to ensuring that we march in step with the world, and be among the leaders to accelerate the exploration, adoption, and full-scale deployment of 5G for the benefit of our citizens. The signing of these agreements with premier academic institutions in the is an important milestone for us. We expect this strong partnership to produce accelerated outcomes that benefit both our great countries."

5G is the next step from the currently deployed telecom technologies in the world. In addition to drastically improving speeds for users, it is expected to have a significant impact on new verticals such as transport, smart cities, health, manufacturing, railways, public safety and power.

such as Massive MIMO, millimetre Wave (mmWave), Narrowband IoT, Cloud-RAN are expected to improve speeds more than ten-folds, along with providing for centralization of key resources to reduce cost and improve ease of operations.

Application of innovations such as (ML), (AI) and deployment of Computing (MEC) will change the nature of telecomnetworks by allowing for a much larger number of devices to be connected and managed in a

With the MoUs signed today, will get access to leading experts and labs on 5G and associated technologies in the UK universities. The UK universities will be able to participate in the ongoing establishment of 5G test-beds in India which can inter-work with the test-beds in the UK.

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First Published: Thu, June 21 2018. 11:50 IST