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IRISET & IIT Madras signed MoU to Establish 5G Testbed

Published on August 08, 2023
Current Context: The Indian Railways and the IIT Madras have signed a MoU to establish the India 5G testbed at the IRISET in Secunderabad. This testbed will be dedicated to the testing and development of 5G use cases for the Indian Railways.
IRISET & IIT Madras signed MoU to Establish 5G Testbed
  • The aim is to leverage the potential of 5G technology to enhance the operational efficiency, passenger experience and overall safety of the railways.
  • High-speed data transmission that can enable real-time monitoring and control of trains, signalling systems, track conditions, security cameras, etc.
  • Enhanced mobility that can provide seamless and consistent connectivity for moving trains across different regions and networks.
  • The India 5G testbed is a collaborative project funded by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to a consortium of eight institutes, including IIT Madras, IIT Kanpur, IIT Bombay, SAMEER, CEWiT, etc.
  • The testbed is based on an indigenous 5G solution that has been developed by these institutes. The testbed will also serve as a platform for research and innovation in 5G technology and applications for various sectors.


Q.1 What is the name of the institute where the India 5G testbed will be established for the Indian Railways?
a. IIT Madras
d. CEWiT
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