IIT Kanpur Successfully Conducts Training Program on 5G/5G+

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Kanpur– The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK), a leading institute in the field of telecommunications, recently hosted a highly successful three-day training program on “Design and Development of 5G/5G+ Standards and Indigenous 5G Network” for officers from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Government of India. The program, organised in collaboration with NTIPRIT and TEC, DoT, provided a comprehensive overview of 5G technology and its future advancements, with a special focus on India’s indigenous 5G network development.

The training program was spearheaded by Prof. Rohit Budhiraja from the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Kanpur, whose research group has played a pivotal role in developing India’s first indigenous 5G network, currently deployed on the institute’s campus. This advanced technology has been successfully transferred to the TATA-Tejas network and the Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT).

Over the three days, participants gained in-depth insights into the 5G physical layer, network architecture, and the intricate layers through which data is transmitted from the base station to user equipment. The program delved into the nuances of establishing a 5G network connection, coding, modulation, rate matching, and multiple antenna technologies.

A significant portion of the training focused on the emerging 5G+ standard, encompassing technologies such as Ambient IoT, AI/ML applications, and high-accuracy positioning systems. Participants were introduced to the inner workings of the 3GPP standardisation body and its working groups, cultivating a comprehensive understanding of the future of wireless communication.

Complementing the theoretical sessions, participants had the opportunity to visit the 5G lab at IIT Kanpur and conduct experiments on the live indigenous 5G network. This hands-on experience allowed them to witness the technology in action, observe variations in modulation and coding schemes, analyse data rates, and generate physical layer signals.

Prof. Rohit Budhiraja, the course organiser, said, “The training program provided a unique platform for DoT officers to gain first-hand knowledge of the indigenous 5G technology developed at IIT Kanpur and the ongoing efforts towards shaping the 5G+ standard. We are confident that this experience will equip them with the necessary expertise to contribute to the advancement of telecommunications in India.”

The program witnessed active participation from esteemed members of the Electrical Engineering Department, including Prof. Ajit Kumar Chaturvedi,  Shyam Vijay Gadhai,  Jyotirmay Saini,  Abhishek Kumar Singh,  Abhishek Samundre, and  Suman Malik, further enriching the learning experience for the attendees.
The successful completion of this training program showcases the strong partnership between IIT Kanpur and the Department of Telecommunications. This collaboration is playing a vital role in shaping India’s future in 5G and beyond.

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