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Army Training Command teams up with IIT Madras to set up 5G testbed

Military College of Telecommunication Engineering (MCTE) has inked an MoU with IIT Madras to set up an Indian 5G testbed at the MCTE campus, Mhow

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Chennai: An Indian 5G testbed is to be established at the Military College of Telecommunication Engineering (MCTE), Mhow in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M). A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate the same was signed between MCTE & IIT-M at a function in Chennai on Monday.

The test bed will facilitate the Indian Army to utilise the 5G technology for its operational use, especially along its borders.

The MoU signed to set up the Indian 5G testbed will give an impetus to the induction of systems, devices & equipment using niche technology and also the use of AI-based algorithms for enhancing the capabilities of our Armed Forces. It will also promote collaborative and cooperative research and facilitate the exchange of ideas for the development of new technologies. It will encourage students, faculties and scientists to research in the area of 5G communications and the development of military applications.

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Army Training Command teams up with IIT Madras to set up 5G testbed, signs MoU on Monday (File)

A joint partnership between MCTE and IIT-Madras aims to accelerate the Indian Army’s indigenisation efforts for achieving ‘Atmanirbharta’ in the fields of communications and provide a testing facility for Tri-Service and thus act as a catalyst for Research and Development.

Under the ambit of the MoU, IIT Madras will provide consultancy, duly supported by research for feasibility studies and prototype development on 5G-enabled future communications.

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