IIT-K to de­velop 5-G base sta­tion

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Uttarpradesh -

KAN­PUR: The In­dian In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy, Kan­pur (IIT-K), has re­ceived an am­bi­tious project of set­ting up a 5-G base sta­tion in the city from the the Depart­ment of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy (DST).

The base sta­tion will boost in­ter­net speeds, pro­vid­ing 5-G ser­vices to mo­bile users.

The in­sti­tute has been given the project for a pe­riod of three years and will be com­pleted by 2020, Prof Ro­hit Bud­hi­raja of the elec­tri­cal en­gi­neer­ing depart­ment at the in­sti­tute said. To en­cour­age indige­nous man­u­fac­tur­ing, the DST re­cently funded a 5G base sta­tion which was be­ing built at var­i­ous IITs, the IISc, and re­search or­gan­i­sa­tions in In­dia.

The Depart­ment of Elec­tri­cal En­gi­neer­ing, IIT-K, was lead­ing the base sta­tion de­sign ef­fort, said Bud­hi­raja. A team in­clud­ing 13 pro­fes­sors, B Tech and M Tech stu­dents were en­gaged in de­vel­op­ing the 5-G base sta­tion.

The com­plete set up of the sta­tion was al­most ready and it would be made op­er­a­tive within next two years. Ear­lier, speak­ing about the im­por­tance of the 5-G at a sem­i­nar ‘5-G Com­mu­ni­ca­tions – Driv­ing the Fu­ture’, IIT-K di­rec­tor Prof Ab­hay Karandikar said that wire­less com­mu­ni­ca­tion was im­por­tant in the In­dian con­text be­cause for most In­di­ans, cell phones were the first phones they used, and they con­tinue to be the pri­mary phones for many In­di­ans to­day.

For broad­band con­nec­tions as well, wire­less net­works will play a huge role in the coun­try as op­posed to the West where in­ter­net con­nec­tiv­ity was largely with the help of fi­bre op­tic ca­bles. It is, there­fore, im­por­tant that re­search into 5G com­mu­ni­ca­tions to­day ad­dresses these re­quire­ments,” he said.

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