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India got its 1st 5G Test Beds Developed by IIT Madras

Published on May 19, 2022
Current Context: PM Narendra Modi Ji has inaugurated the first 5G testbed in India which helps startups and industry players to test their products and validate them locally leading to Atmanirbhar Bharat and also reducing dependency on foreign facilities.
India got its 1st 5G Test Beds Developed by IIT Madras
  • It has been developed by IIT Madras along with 8 institutes like IIT Delhi IIT Hyderabad IISc Banglore, IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur, and Centre of Excellence in wireless technology and has been set up at a cost of 220 crores.
  • Presently this testbed facility makes available for 5 different locations in the country.
  • In the absence of it, Many industries and startups up will have to incur more costs to test their products by going abroad.
  • This kind of development will make India at par with global countries and is considered o be an as important step toward critical modern technologies.
  • The present plan for rolling out a 5G network will add $450 billion to the economy.
  • Apart from that India is also planning to roll out the 6G telecom network by the end of the decade, which provides ultra-high-speed internet connectivity.
  • As there is an enhancement in the technology it also brings positive change in the governance of the country, ease of doing business, etc, it will also help to achieve greater heights in agriculture space technology, health education infrastructure, etc.
  • Static Part:
    • TRAI: Telecom Regulatory Authority Of India
    • Established: 20 Feb1997
    • Headquarters: New Delhi
    • CEO of TRAI: Dr. P D Vaghela


Q.1 India’s First 5G Testbed has been launched under supervisory and regulatory of which body?

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