New Delhi, (ANI) An Indian 5G test bed will be set up at a military engineering college in Mahu (Dr. Ambedkar Nagar) in Madhya Pradesh and will facilitate the Indian Army to use 5G technology technology for its operational use. According to the Defense Ministry, 5G test beds will be set up by the Military College of Telecommunication Engineering (MCTE) at Mhow in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. The ministry said the test beds will allow the Indian Army to use 5G technology for its operational use, which will also include military borders.

An MoU was signed between MCTE and IIT-M to facilitate this at a function in Chennai on Monday. The MoU states that it will be able to incorporate systems, devices and equipments using specific technology and provide our armed forces. Will promote the use of AI-based algorithms to enhance the capabilities of the Forces. The ministry further said that it will also promote collaborative and cooperative research and facilitate exchange of ideas for development of new technologies.

According to the Centre, today 800 million customers have access to broadband as compared to 100 million subscribers in 2014. The 4G ecosystem created in the country is now leading towards 5G indigenous development. 5G Test Bed Setup in 8 Top Technology Institutes of India Launching in-house 5G technology in India. The DoT issued the notice after the Union Cabinet approved the proposal.

According to a statement by the Ministry of Communications, it is expected that the mid and high band spectrum will be used by the telecom service providers to roll-out the upcoming 5G technology-based services with the speed and capacity that will be comparable to the existing 4G services will be about 10 times more.

Spectrum is an integral and essential part of the entire 5G eco-system. According to an official statement released after the cabinet meeting, the upcoming 5G services have the potential to create new age businesses, generate additional revenue for the industry and create jobs arising out of new technologies and innovation. As per the notice, all spectrum available in 600 MHz, 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2300 MHz, 2500 MHz, 3300 MHz and 26 GHz bands are part of the auction.

Edited By: Ankita Pandey