5G spectrum auctions are expected to take place early next year: K Rajaraman

5G spectrum auctions are expected to take place early next year: K Rajaraman

Chairman, Digital Communications Commission, Government of India and Secretary, Department of Telecommunications, K Rajaraman said that 5G offers a great opportunity and 5G spectrum auctions are slated to take place early next year.

The theme of the workshop was, “Exploiting the Potential of Indian Telecom R&D Together-The Way Forward”, organized by the Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT).

In collaboration with Indian companies, start-ups and academia, he exhorted C-DOT to take active leadership in the early implementation of 5G and 6G.

To tap the huge potential of home-grown technologies and expertise he also emphasized the need to bring synergy across the relevant stakeholders for the realization of the Prime Minister’s vision of “Atmanirbhar Bharat” and “Gati Shakti”,

Special Secretary, Department of Telecommunications, Government of India, Anita Praveen was also present at the technical workshop.

The objective was to bring industry, academia, MSMEs, R&D and startups on a common platform to work out effective technologies in an expeditious manner and to deliberate upon the strengths and weaknesses in the indigenous manufacturing eco-system.

To accelerate the indigenous development of market-deployable solutions to meet the domestic demand and to export to other countries, the workshop was focused on leveraging the R&D expertise of C-DOT by the Indian manufacturing and startup ecosystem. To support the proliferation of indigenously developed and manufactured technologies on a global scale, the participants of the workshop were briefed about the R&D endeavours of C-DOT along with the cutting-edge initiatives of the Department of Telecommunications.