Cisco, DoT team up for 5G use cases, Telecom News, ET Telecom


NEW DELHI: The US know-how main Cisco Systems Friday entered into partnership with the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to display India-centric fifth-generation or 5G Technology-based use instances.

Cisco has signed an settlement with BSNL underneath the aegis of DoT to set up a devoted location to display use instances utilizing 5G to unravel citizen issues in areas equivalent to training, healthcare and agriculture utilizing applied sciences equivalent to IoT, surveillance, and Artificial Intelligence, the corporate in an announcement mentioned.

On Thursday, Cisco’s chairman Chuck Robbins met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and inked alliances with the state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and nation’s planning panel National Institution for Transforming India or Niti Aayog.

“Had a wonderful meeting with Mr Chuck Robbins, Chairman and CEO of Cisco. We discussed various aspects relating to Technology as well as innovation,” Modi late Thursday tweeted.

In the subsequent part of initiatives underneath firm’s formidable ‘Country Digital Acceleration’ or CDA program, Cisco works with nations the world over to speed up current authorities targets for driving financial progress by high-tech innovation.

The two pacts are part of the US know-how big’s subsequent part of CDA program within the nation.

DoT has written to the varied multinational know-how distributors together with Cisco, Samsung, Nokia and Ericsson along with incumbent service suppliers equivalent to Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio to develop and showcase India-specific 5G use instances.

“We have written to Cisco, Samsung, Ericsson and Nokia, and Telecom service providers to partner with us to start 5G Technology-based trials, and have already got positive response,” division’s prime official earlier informed ETTelecom.

“The collaboration with Cisco will provide a platform for showcasing how 5G-based e-citizen services are bringing about a change through the use of new age technologies,” Telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan mentioned.

The initiative, in response to her would additionally make clear the facility of a 5G community which opens up various thrilling alternatives within the citizen Companies area thereby making it safe and environment friendly.

Sundararajan-headed division is accelerating its efforts to satisfy international timeline whereas rolling out 5G-based Companies, and has already constituted a 5G Forum with illustration from the academia and business.

“India is going through a transformational journey, with initiatives like Digital India and Smart Cities helping to power its digital economy,” Cisco Chairman and CEO Chuck Robbins mentioned, including that the subsequent initiatives in Cisco’s Country Digital Acceleration program underline the dedication to speed up India’s ecosystem of expertise and innovation, which he mentioned might to assist in driving financial progress.

Catch all of the motion within the 5G area at ETTelecom’s upcoming occasion The 5G Congress 2018

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