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DoT to set up panel to examine 5G applications: Sundararajan

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The is in the process of setting up a panel which will decide on areas where can be used, a top said Friday.

The department has received proposals for using in and remote surgeries, drones for security surveillance and monitoring of air and water pollution, among others, told in an interview.

"Companies have come up with preliminary use cases. We are going to set up core group which will sit with them and look at what are the use cases that make sense to us," she said.

DoT approached Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung, and for development of applications and running trials on the suggestion of -- a member of the 5G panel that recently suggested spectrum roadmap for the technology, she said.

"We wrote to Ericsson, Nokia, Cisco, and has met me and they have said that they are interested. We said if you are interested then send us a proposal. We will see what their proposal is and we may go with them also," Sundararajan said.

She said Samsung, and are in fairly advanced stages of developing applications for 5G

"Use cases that companies have looked at for applications include drones for surveillance, mining, monitoring water and environmental pollution... as well as and remote surgeries," Sundararajan said.

under the has also approached DoT through state-run telecom technology development centre C-DoT.

Sundararajan also said all telecom operators are working on 5G but BSNL and are at more advanced stage of development.

will be rolled out in the country after government allocates spectrum to telecom operators.

The has recommended auction of about 8,644 MHz of telecom frequencies at an estimated base price of Rs 4.9 lakh crore.

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First Published: Fri, September 14 2018. 19:15 IST
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