IIT Madras ropes in Keysight Technologies for 5G test solutions

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The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has roped in the US-based Keysight Technologies to provide fifth-generation or 5G technology test solutions for government-driven test bed coming up at the southern metropolitan, reported ET Telecom.

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The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is setting up an open test bed at IIT Madras, with the Union Budget allocation of Rs 224 crore towards it to foster innovation, and research and development (R&D) activities in India on a collaborative model.

“We are helping the IITs to develop 5G testbeds. Incidentally, we are the first ones to purchase a test bench for 5G from IIT Madras,” Country General Manager & Vice President at Keysight Technologies Sudhir Tangri told ETTelecom.

Being a fundamental component for developing 5G technology, Keysight is providing test solutions for academia and research-oriented communities to establish a test bench for a millimeter range technology. It is a significant order, the executive said, adding that the company is setting up the framework for the 5G in the millimeter range technology.

Tangri said that the test system is getting installed currently, and the company was also engaged with International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) 2020, a group formed by the telecom department.

We are engaging with all the stake holders including service operators to provide them solutions for 5G technology, he said, adding that there is a lot of happening in the 5G technology research in India with the government not only getting serious in investing but also driving innovation towards 5G in India.

Tangri is optimistic, and feels that closer to 5G launch in India, due to its leadership position in the world, telcos and vendors would definitely seek its capabilities

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