Bharat 5G Portal

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Recently, the Secretary, Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Ministry of Communications (MoC), launched the “Bharat 5G Portal- an integrated portal” on the sidelines of ‘Bharat Telecom 2024.

About Bharat 5G Portal

  • It is a comprehensive platform serving the interests of startups, industry and academia in quantum, 6G, IPR and 5G domains.
  • It also features the Future Tech-Experts registration portal in collaboration with PANIIT USA, aimed to help and advise the Indian Telecom ecosystem to advance the goal of Atmanirbhar Bharat.
  • It acts as a one-stop solution for all quantum, IPR, PoCs/Pilot, 5G and 6G-related works, capturing academic R&D developments, industry standards, OEMs, startups/MSMEs, and subject matter experts.
  • It aims to propel India's 5G capabilities, foster innovation, collaboration, and knowledge-sharing within the telecom sector.

Other 5G related initiatives in India

  • Prime Minister of India in the India Mobile Congress, awarded 100 “5G Use Case Labs” to educational institutions across the countries to build competencies and engagement in 5G technologies for students & start-up communities.
  • All the 100+ Labs/institutions are connected through a dedicated portal (Digital network of 100 5G Labs).
  • It acts as a knowledge dissemination platform for the institutions/students/start-ups wherein 5G use cases are being tested/developed.
  • Telecommunications Consultants India Limited (TCIL) is an implementation agency for installation of 100 Labs and portal development.

Q1) What is the aim of 5G Use Case Labs?

This initiative aims to foster expertise and active participation in 5G and subsequent technologies among students, educators, researchers, and the startup ecosystem. 5G Use Cases Labs programmme will be overseen by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Government of India.

Source: DoT Secretary Dr Neeraj Mittal Launches Bharat 5G Portal and Venture Capitalists/Investors meeting at Bharat Telecom 2024