Swedish telecommunications firm Ericsson on June 3 formally unveiled India’s first ‘Centre of Excellence (CoE) and Innovation Lab’ for 5G as an initiative encourage 5G environment in India at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi. “India cannot afford to miss the 5G bus. It is of strategic importance to us,” communications
Minister Manoj Sinha told reporters after inaugurating the centre here. “We need the entire ecosystem to work together to make 5G a reality in India over the next 2-3 years,” the minister further added.
This 5G lab is a wide platform that aims tohelp the industry and the academia to leverage the 5G technology to develop new 5G-based apps and business models. “The 5G ‘Center of Excellence’ supports the government’s plans to foster a robust and vibrant 5G ecosystem in the country. I would like to urge the industry, academia, students and start-ups to leverage the Ericsson Innovation Lab to develop new 5G-based apps and business models that could potentially lead to better agricultural yields, better healthcare, smarter cities, more efficient manufacturing and enhanced lifestyles,” Sinha emphasized.