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Empowering Innovation: 5G Workshop

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26 Feb, 24 11:46
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Empowering Innovation: 5G Workshop

In a significant stride towards embracing the transformative potential of 5G technology, the National Telecommunications Institute for Policy Research, Innovation, and Training (NTIPRIT), under the aegis of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), organized a two-day workshop on "5G Use Case Labs: Awareness and Pre-Commissioning Readiness." The workshop, inaugurated by Dr. Neeraj Mittal, Secretary (Telecom), Department of Telecommunications, Government of India, took place at the esteemed Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati on February 12, 2024.

The primary objective of the workshop was to create awareness about the implementation and utilization of 5G technology use cases, with a particular focus on the establishment of 5G Use Case Labs in educational institutions. Over 100 participants from approximately 30 institutions in the eastern region actively engaged in discussions and deliberations during the event.

One of the key highlights of the workshop was the emphasis on fostering innovation in 5G technology use cases. The DoT, under the visionary leadership of the Prime Minister, has undertaken a significant initiative to set up 100 5G Use Case Labs across the country. The eastern region, including institutions like IIT Guwahati, has been earmarked for special attention, with 30 institutions being included in this pioneering venture.

Dr. Neeraj Mittal, in his address, urged academic institutions to maximize the potential of the 5G Use Case Lab. He emphasized the importance of creating new use cases that can extend the benefits of 5G technology to every corner of society, ultimately contributing to India's journey towards becoming a developed nation.

Secretary NEC, Shri K. Moses Chalai, addressed the faculties and industry participants, underscoring the need to leverage 5G use cases for the development of the North Eastern Region (NER). The workshop saw presentations from various industries showcasing potential 5G use cases in areas such as government services, education, agriculture, healthcare, and entertainment.

Notable presentations included Nayan Technologies' solution for capturing civic amenity-related data, Nimbal Vision's innovative water monitoring product, Perkant Technology's patented health solution named "Abhayparimit," and TechXR's low-cost augmented reality-virtual reality (AR-VR) solution with diverse applications in training, academics, and pilgrimage.

Deliberations during the workshop involved faculty members from prestigious institutions such as IIT Madras and IIT Guwahati, industry representatives, startups, researchers, students, and DoT officers. The event also included a visit to the IoT Lab at IIT Guwahati, providing participants with hands-on insights into cutting-edge technologies.

The workshop not only facilitated knowledge exchange but also laid the foundation for the effective implementation of 5G technology use cases in educational institutions, furthering India's progress in the digital realm. The active involvement of diverse stakeholders showcased the collective commitment towards harnessing the potential of 5G for the nation's growth and development


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