IIT-M, LTI to innovate in 5G Space

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Chennai, Jan 27 : Larsen and Toubro Infotech (LTI) is partnering with IIT-Madras (IIT-M) for collaborative research in the field of 5G. Through this collaboration, LTI and IIT-M aim to innovate in the emerging 5G space and enable 5G frameworks validation, low frequency RF deployments and use case testing with 5G test bed.

As part of this partnership, LTI and IIT-M will promote research towards development of low-cost, low-frequency 5G network setup for better connectivity in rural India, a release from IIT-M said today. The key objective of this effort is to create a 5G base station and single box solution to enable rural connectivity.

LTI will work closely with IIT-M to design these low-cost base stations and network for rural connectivity. LTI will also provide expertise for research capabilities and offer relevant infrastructure support for this initiative. LTI Chief Operating Officer and Executive Board Member Nachiket Deshpande said 5G promises to facilitate the next level of innovation to build a smarter society, but it is important to ensure that these benefits reach every part of the country. Prof. Mahesh Panchagnula, Dean (Alumni and Corporate Relations), IIT-M said IITM’s 5G test-bed project is an effort to encourage Indian startups and the industry to take an early lead in 5G.

The goal of the project is to build a test bed that closely resembles a real world 5G deployment, he said.


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