5G Services Research: IIT Delhi Sets Up India's First 5G Lab
5G Services Research: IIT Delhi Sets Up India's First 5G Lab

5G Services Research: IIT Delhi Sets Up India’s First 5G Lab


Today, IIT-Delhi (IIT-D) said that it has set up a radio lab with an array of antennas for “standardisation, research and manufacturing” of 5G equipment. This will be inaugurated on April 13, India’s First 5G lab.

The lab has been set up in Bharti School of Telecommunication Technology and Management, IIT Delhi where Saif Khan Mohammed(IIT-D professor ) and his team have been conducting research on physical layer algorithms for Massive MIMO systems for the last five years.

It is a good move “In an effort to establish India as a key global player in the standardisation, research and development and manufacturing of 5G equipment, a Massive MIMO radio laboratory has been set up at IIT Delhi.This will be the first such lab in India,” an IIT-Delhi statement said.

Saif Khan Mohammed IIT-D professor said, To prevent our health from harmful radiation and will allow less radio interference for better communication sets India’s First Massive MIMO Lab.

“In Massive MIMO, several antennas are deployed at the base station as compared to only a few antennas in 3G/4G. This large antenna array at the base station allows the network to communicate reliably with a very large number of mobile terminals simultaneously at the same time and on the same frequency channel.

Moreover, “The large antenna array develops system power efficiency, as the mobile terminals will now be required to radiate ten times lesser power than in 3G/4G systems. This, in turn, reduces interference to other radio systems and also reduces possible effects of exposure to radiation on our health” Mohammed said.

Also, “If cellular telecommunication equipment is manufactured in India, then it will also be financially viable for the operators to provide broadband access in rural areas, which has been an important agenda of the Digital India programme,” he said.

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