DoT to set up panel to examine 5G applications: Telecom Secretary


The Department of Telecom is within the strategy of setting up a panel which can determine on areas the place 5G expertise can be utilized, a prime official stated on September 14.

The division has acquired proposals for utilizing 5G expertise in telemedicine and distant surgical procedures, drones for safety surveillance and monitoring of air and water air pollution, amongst others, Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan advised PTI 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 stated.

DoT approached Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung, Cisco and NEC for growth of 5G purposes and operating trials on the suggestion of Stanford University Professor Emeritus Arogyaswami J Paulraj — a member of the 5G panel that not too long ago urged spectrum roadmap for the expertise, she stated.

“We wrote to Ericsson, Nokia, Cisco, Samsung and NEC. Huawei 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 stated.

She stated Samsung, Nokia and Ericsson are in pretty superior phases of creating purposes for 5G expertise.

“Use cases that Companies have looked at for applications include drones for surveillance, mining, monitoring water and environmental pollution… as well as telemedicine and remote surgeries,” Sundararajan stated.

King’s College underneath the Cambridge University has additionally approached DoT via state-run Telecom expertise growth centre C-DoT.

Sundararajan additionally stated all Telecom operators are engaged on 5G however BSNL and Reliance Jio are at extra superior stage of growth.

5G Companies can be rolled out within the nation after authorities allocates spectrum to Telecom operators.

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