In line with the budget announcement with an objective to build competencies and engagement in 5G technologies for students & startup communities, DoT is setting up one hundred 5G Use case labs at Higher Educational Institutions across all States/Union territories to facilitate the development, experimentation of 5G applications in various socioeconomic verticals. The use cases could span across socioeconomic verticals including education, agriculture, health, power, urban management, mining, logistics, resource management, tourism, sports, security, e-governance etc.
The Government would be funding 80% of CAPEX for the Lab Setup and 100% of OPEX expenses for the next 4 years. The institution to contribute for the remaining 20% of the CAPEX as per the price discovery from financial bids. The 5G lab equipment would include 5G SA infrastructure (mid band), 5G SIMs, Dongles, IoT Gateway, Router and Application Server to meet lab needs along with management dashboard. The ownership of the Lab Assets will be with the beneficiary institution, during and after the project completion. The beneficiary institution shall provide necessary facilities such as Space, power supply, internet & intranet connectivity, other equipment, tech-manpower (for local maintenance) etc.
Sh. Sanjay Kumar
General Manager (Digital Transformation)
Telecommunications Consultants India Limited
TCIL Bhawan, Greater Kailash - I,
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